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Bod-Inc: R-084

Rodericus Zamorensis

Speculum vitae humanae.


Analysis of Content

[a1r] [Introduction.] Incipit: ‘Ad sanctissimum et B. dominum dominum Paulum secundum pontificem . . .’

[a1r] Rodericus Zamorensis: [Dedicatory letter addressed to] Paulus II, Pont. Max. Incipit: ‘Cogitanti mihi hanc munitissimam Romane tue urbis . . .’

[a2v] Rodericus Zamorensis: Speculum vitae humanae. ‘Prefatio'. Incipit: ‘[V]erum B. pater ut aptior dultiorque sit . . .’

[a4r] ‘De materiis pertractandis in primo libro et de tabula capitulorum eius'.

[a8r] Rodericus Zamorensis: Speculum vitae humanae. Incipit: ‘[S]uper cunctas humanas temporalesque dignitates . . .’ See R‑083.

[n5v] [Versified explicit.] Incipit: ‘Edidit hoc lingue clarissima norma latine | Excelsi ingenii uir Rodoricus opus'; 3 elegiac distichs.

[n5v] [Colophon.]

[n6r] ‘Repertorium siue tabula per alphabetum'.


Imprint: Augsburg: Günther Zainer, 11 Jan. 1471. Folio.


Collation: [a–m10 n8].


ISTC: ir00215000

Hain: HC *13940;

Goff: Goff R‑215;

BMC: BMC II 316;

Proctor: Pr 1525;

Others: BSB‑Ink S‑59; CIBN R‑137; Oates 874-6; Rhodes 1515; Sack, Freiburg, 3081; Sheppard 1120-2.

LCN: 14075735


Copy number: R-084(1)

Leaf [a1r], l. 4: ‘ . . . tp̄[or]ali', not as BMC.

Binding: Nineteenth-century half parchment over brown pasteboards. Manuscript title along the spine in brown ink. Two dark leather index tabs.

Size: 310 × 228 × 30 mm.

Size of leaf: 307 × 212 mm.

‘2.' in brown ink in the upper right-hand corner of the front endleaf. Contemporary manuscript title, running book and chapter numbers, and foliation: 1-126, in red ink. A few marginal notes, mainly extracting key words and providing corrections to the text, ‘nota' marks, and pointing hands in a sixteenth-century German hand in light brown ink.

On [a1r] and [g9r] the initials are supplied in blue with reserved white decoration and pale red pen-work decoration which extends into the margin, in the latter in the shape of a human face. Other initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red; capital strokes in red.

Provenance: Purchased for £1. 10. 0; see Books Purchased (1859), 92.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 4Q 3.21.

Copy number: R-084(2)

Wanting the last three leaves containing the alphabetical list of contents.

Binding: Seventeenth/eighteenth-century gold-tooled mottled calf. Gilt-edged leaves and marbled pastedowns.

Size: 285 × 210 × 27 mm.

Size of leaf: 282 × 193 mm.

Early manuscript foliation, 1–xl only, some ‘nota bene' marks, and some marginal notes, extracting key words, in a contemporary hand in red ink. Other marginal notes, also extracting key words, in brown ink within a red frame, probably in the same hand. Eighteenth/nineteenth-century bibliographical notes in French on the verso of the front endleaf.

Initials, some chapter headings, chapter heading underlining, and paragraph marks are supplied in red; capital strokes in red.

Provenance: Purchased by Heber for £2. 14. 0, according to the price in red ink in Heber's sale catalogue. Richard Heber (1773-1833); see Catalogue, 2 (1834), lot 6584. Purchased for £1. 1. 0; see Books Purchased (1834), 32.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 4.24.

Copy number: R-084(3)

Bound with L‑071(1); see there for details of binding and provenance.

Size of leaf: 287 × 199 mm.

Sheet [g5] misbound as the third of the gathering, a mistake already noted by a contemporary hand.

The title of the second book is supplied in red ink in a contemporary hand. Some marginal notes, mainly extracting key words, providing corrections, and structuring the text, in brown ink with red strokes, in the same hand.

On [a1r] a seven-line initial ‘S' is supplied in yellow with brown acanthus-leaf decoration within a square orange ground. Other initials, paragraph marks, and capital strokes are supplied in red.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 5Q 3.23(1).

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