Analysis of Content
[a1r] [Rolewinck, Werner]: ‘Prologus'. Incipit: ‘ “[G]eneratio et generatio . . . pronunciabunt” [Ps 144,4] scribitur Psalmo 144. Cum non sine multa diligentia . . .’
[a3r] [Rolewinck, Werner: Fasciculus temporum.] Incipit: ‘ “[I]n principio creauit Deus celum et terram” [Gn 1,1]. Dicit beatus Augustinus . . .’ See R‑104; for the frequent textual abridgements and omissions in this edition, and its relationship with Ther Hoernen's 1474 edition, see Murray, 6-10; Stillwell, ‘Fasciculus Temporum’, 410-13.
[p8r] [Continuation of the chronicle.] Incipit: ‘Anno incarnationis domini millesimo quadragintesimo septuagesimo tertio . . .'; explicit: ‘ . . . maxime preciosis habuit'. Includes an account of the meeting between Charles, Duke of Burgundy, and Emperor Frederick II in 1473.
Imprint: [Cologne]: Nicolaus Götz, [not before 1474]. Folio.
Collation: [* **10 *** **** a b8 c–e10 f8 g–m10 n–p8].
Hain: HC 6917;
Goff: Goff R‑253;
BMC: BMC I 238;
Proctor: Pr 1109;
Others: Baer, Die Illustrierten Historienbücher, p. xvi, no. 84; CIBN R‑162; Oates 594; Schramm VIII p. 18; Schreiber V 5105; Sheppard 845-6; Voulliéme, Köln, 1027. Microfiche: Unit 4: Chronicles and Historiography: Part I, CH 62.
Copy number: R-105(1)
Wanting the blank leaf [****8].
Leaves [*1r –****7v], containing the table, are bound after the text.
Binding: Nineteenth-century marbled paper boards; the title(?) written along the upper edge.
Size: 301 × 224 × 44 mm.
Size of leaf: 288 × 214 mm.
A few marginal notes in a French hand c.1500, extracting key words, repeating sections of the text, and supplying references and brackets. The words ‘SAVE GAIRDT VIVE BURGUND' on [p7v] have been largely obliterated.
Provenance: Sens, Yonne, Celestines, BVM; see ‘Celestino[rum] Senon̄ est liber iste' on [a1r]. The Sotheby's number ‘299' on an octagonal label on the spine suggests that this was one of the 17 editions of the Fasciculus Temporum marked down to Bandinel in Sotheby's annotated catalogue (1837); see R‑116(2). Possibly the copy purchased for £0. 3. 0; see Books Purchased (1861), 49.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q inf. 2.55.
Copy number: R-105(2)
Leaves [*1r –****7v] containing the table are bound after the text. The work is bound with 25 leaves containing sermons written in fifteenth-century German hands. Incipit: ‘In bono consid[ ] . . . prologus ergo | “Jhesus praeceptor miserere nostri” [Lc 17,13] Lucis 17. In li o benedictione . . . libro quod . . . dominus “iret in Jherusalem transibat(!) per mediam Samariam et Galileam et cum ingrederetur . . .” [Lc 17,11]'.
Binding: Early nineteenth-century gold-tooled russia over thick paper boards; marbled pastedowns.
Size: 307 × 225 × 46 mm.
Size of leaf: 295 × 210 mm.
A few marginal notes in a contemporary German hand, mainly supplying ‘nota' marks and key words. ‘2-10-0 RB' and the number ‘52' in pencil on recto of front endleaf. Note in French on verso of rebacked fourth front endleaf.
Some woodcuts are coloured in red, green, and yellow.
Provenance: Purchased for £2. 13. 0; see Books Purchased (1820), 7.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 4.21.
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