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Bod-Inc: R-088

Rodericus Zamorensis

Speculum vitae humanae.


Analysis of Content

[a2r] [Introduction.] Incipit: ‘Ad sanctissimum et beatissimum dominum dominum Paulum secundum pontificem . . .’

[a2r] Rodericus Zamorensis: [Dedicatory letter addressed to] Paulus II, Pont. Max. ‘Prologus'. Incipit: ‘Cogitanti mihi hanc munitissimam Romane tue urbis . . .’

[a3v] Rodericus Zamorensis: Speculum vitae humanae. ‘Prefatio'. Incipit: ‘[V]erum B. pater ut aptior dulciorque sit . . .’

[a5v] ‘De materiis pertractandis in prmo(!) libro et de tabula capitulorum eius'.

[a10r] Rodericus Zamorensis: Speculum vitae humanae. Incipit: ‘[S]uper cunctas humanas temporalesque dignitates . . .’ See R‑083.

[o11v] [Versified explicit.] ‘Epigramma in laudem auctoris'. Incipit: ‘Edidit hoc lingue clarissima norma latine | Excelsi ingenii uir Rodoricus opus'; 3 elegiac distichs.

[o11v] [Colophon.]

[p1r] ‘Repertorium siue tabula per alphabetum'.


Imprint: Paris: Ulrich Gering, Martin Crantz, and Michael Friburger, 1 Aug. 1475. Folio.


Collation: [a–g10 h6 i–n10 o12 p4].


ISTC: ir00223000

Hain: HC 13945;

Goff: Goff R‑223;


Proctor: Pr 7842;

Others: CIBN R‑145; Claudin I 75; Hillard 1754; Rhodes 1516; Sheppard 6089.

LCN: 14075769


Copy number: R-088(1)

Binding: Seventeenth-century English (c.1600) blind-tooled calf. Remains of ties. Formerly chained: staple-marks of a hasp at the tail of the upper cover. Yellow-edged leaves.

Size: 285 × 210 × 35 mm.

Size of leaf: 278 × 197 mm.

On [b10r] two marginal notes, extracting key words, in an early hand, probably French.

Provenance: Acquired by 1620: see James, Catalogus (1620), 535 (Z 2. 7 Th.).

Former Bodleian shelfmarks: Z 2. 7 Th.; P 1.19 Med. (by 1738; see Fysher, Catalogus, II 425; ‘19' in black ink across the fore-edge).

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 2.5.

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