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Bod-Inc: R-089

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 . . .’

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

[a3v] ‘De materiis pertractandis in primo libro et de tabula capitulorum eius'.

[a6v] Rodericus Zamorensis: Speculum vitae humanae. Incipit: ‘[S]uper cunctas humanas temporalesque dignitates . . .’ See R‑083.

[l6r] [Versified explicit.] Incipit: ‘Edidit hoc lingue clarissima norma latine | Excelsi ingenii uir Rodoricus opus'; 3 elegiac distichs.

[l6r] [Colophon.]

[l6r] ‘Repertorium siue tabula per alphabetum'.


Imprint: Basel: Martin Flach, 28 Nov. 1475. Folio.


Collation: [a–k10 l8].


ISTC: ir00224000

Hain: HC *13944;

Goff: Goff R‑224;


Proctor: Pr 7554;

Others: BSB‑Ink S‑63; CIBN R‑146; Hillard 1755; Oates 2764; Sheppard 2395-6.

LCN: 14075729


Copy number: R-089(1)

The text omitted at the foot of [a3v] and [b3v] is supplied in a contemporary hand.

Binding: Nineteenth-century half parchment over brown pasteboards. Manuscript title across the head of the spine.

Size: 290 × 215 × 27 mm.

Size of leaf: 282 × 203 mm.

A few initials are supplied in brown ink.

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

SHELFMARK: Auct. 4Q 3.17.

Copy number: R-089(2)

The text omitted at the foot of [a3v] and [b3v] is supplied in a contemporary hand.

Binding: Seventeenth-century(?) German half pigskin over marbled pasteboards. Manuscript title at the head of the spine in brown ink. Sprinkled red-edged leaves.

Size: 270 × 190 × 30 mm.

Size of leaf: 262 × 173 mm.

Early gathering numbers in arabic numerals in red ink, in the middle of the lower margin of the first recto.

Initials are supplied in red.

Provenance: Franz Jans (fl. 1765-1795). Passau, Bavaria, Augustinian Canons of the Lateran Congregation, S. Nicolaus, S. Andreas, S. Pantaleon; armorial book-plate: ‘Ex Bibliotheca ecclesiae Collegiatae Lateranensis ad S. Nicolaum prope Passavium', quartering the arms of prior Jans; see Zimmermann, Kloster-Heraldik, 116, 119; Warnecke 1452. Royal Library, Munich; Munich shelfmark, ‘Inc. typ. No. 2352' and ‘Duplum' in brown ink on the front endleaf; ‘2774' in pencil on the verso of the rear endleaf, probably the duplicate number. Acquired between 1847 and c.1892, probably in 1850; not in Catalogus (1843) with Appendix.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 5Q 5.49.

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