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Bod-Inc: R-087

Rodericus Zamorensis

Speculum vitae humanae.


Analysis of Content

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

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

[a2r] Rodericus Zamorensis: Speculum vitae humanae. ‘Prefatio'. Incipit: ‘[V]erum B. pater ut aptior dulciorque sit . . .’

[a4r] Rodericus Zamorensis: Speculum vitae humanae. Incipit: ‘[S]uper cunctas humanas temporalesque dignitates . . .’ See R‑083.

[m6r] [Versified explicit.] Incipit: ‘Edidit hoc lingue clarissima norma latine | Excelsi ingenii uir Rodoricus opus'; 3 elegiac distichs.

[aa2r] ‘De materiis pertractandis in primo libro et de tabula capitulorum eius'.

[aa5v] ‘Repertorium siue tabula per alphabetum'.

[aa7v] [Petrus Caesaris; Stol, Johannes: Verse colophon.] Incipit: ‘Hos lege diuinos lector studiose libellos | Vnde trahes uite commoda multa tue'; 4 elegiac distichs.


Imprint: Paris: Petrus Caesaris and Johannes Stol, [1473]. Folio.

Remarks: As dated by CIBN; Sheppard dates [c.1474].


Collation: [a–l10 m aa8].


ISTC: ir00221000

Hain: HC 13938;

Goff: Goff R‑221;


Proctor: Pr 7888;

Others: CIBN R‑143; Claudin I 121; Sheppard 6097; Veyrin-Forrer, ‘Cesaris et Stol', 7.

LCN: 14075693


Copy number: R-087(1)

Gathering [aa] is here bound at the beginning.

Binding: Eighteenth-century mottled calf, the spine gold-tooled. Red-edged leaves and marbled pastedowns.

Size: 277 × 216 × 28 mm.

Size of leaf: 272 × 202 mm.

The shelfmark ‘.22.' in brown ink on the lower margin of [aa2r] has been deleted and replaced by ‘S.3'.

On [a1r] a six-line initial ‘S' is supplied in red with blue pen-work decoration. Other initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue. Capitals touched with yellow wash.

Provenance: On [aa2r] and [m6r] an early ownership inscription, followed by the shelfmark ‘S. 3', has been washed and deleted. Antoine Augustin Renouard (1765-1853); sale (1830), lot 1050. Purchased at the Renouard sale for £3. 5. 0; Books Purchased (1830), 20.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 3.21.

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