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Bod-Inc: R-109

Rolewinck, Werner

Fasciculus temporum.


Analysis of Content

[a2r] [Rolewinck, Werner: Prologue.] Incipit: ‘  “[G]eneratio et generatio . . . pronunciabunt” [Ps 144,4] scribitur Psalmo 144. Cum non sine multa diligentia . . .’

[a2v] [Rolewinck, Werner]: Fasciculus temporum. Incipit: ‘  “[I]n principio creauit Deus celum et terram” [Gn 1,1]. Dicit beatus Augustinus . . .’ See R‑104; This edition follows the [Cologne]: Conrad Winters, de Homborch, 8 Nov. 1476 version (R‑107) of the Ther Hoernen issues; see Stillwell, ‘Fasciculus Temporum’, 421.

[g7r] [Continuation of the chronicle.] Incipit: ‘Karolus dux Burgundiae se Treueris coram Friderico . . .'; explicit: ‘ . . . ut sanguinem undique ex corpore suo traheret'. According to the colophon the chronicle continues to 1478; includes an account of the meeting between Charles, Duke of Burgundy, and Emperor Frederick in 1473.

[g7r] [Colophon.]

[*1r] [Table.]


Imprint: [Cologne]: Nicolaus Götz, [1478]. Folio.


Collation: [a–e10 f g *8].

Illustrations: Woodcuts.


ISTC: ir00258000

Hain: HC 6922;

Goff: Goff R‑258;

BMC: BMC I 239;

Proctor: Pr 1112;

Others: Baer, Die Illustrierten Historienbücher, p. xvii, no. 90; BSB‑Ink R‑236; CIBN R‑166; Sack, Freiburg, 3089; Schramm VIII p. 18; Schreiber V 5109; Sheppard 856; Stillwell, ‘Fasciculus Temporum’, 421 and Table B; Voulliéme, Köln, 1029. Microfiche: Unit 4: Chronicles and Historiography: Part I, CH 65.

LCN: 14111086


Copy number: R-109(1)

Wanting the blank leaves [a1] and [g6].

Gathering [*] is bound first; its leaves are damaged at the centre.

Binding: Sixteenth/seventeenth-century parchment; the title on a green leather label on the spine. Formerly chained: staple-marks of a hasp at head of upper cover.

Size: 357 × 278 × 26 mm.

Size of leaf: 352 × 280 mm.

A sixteenth-century English hand has supplied genealogical notes relating to the family of Wood, of Clayton, Sussex, on [*8v], additions to the text on [e6v] and [e7r], notes on the seasons, and numerous medical recipes (from a shepherd's calendar?): for example, on [a8v], recipe for ‘if the toen syknesse sore doe appeare', and ‘the king's medesyne for the same'; on [b1r] ‘a medycinable drink ffor the pestylence'; and [f1r –g7v] ‘the resceyte to make ypocrasse' (hippocras), ‘clarey' (clary), ‘to make ypocrasse blakett or clare' (hippocras/clary), ‘to make clarre' (clary), ‘to make crakkett', ‘to make gunpauder' (gunpowder), ‘ffor a bether', ‘ffor the yellow colour in the fface', ‘ffor them that taketh wyne wyth payne', ‘ffor to arme a man agenste lethar[g]y' ‘agenste melecolly', ‘ffor the fflux of the bely', ‘to breke a garde byle or booge ffull of ffylth', ‘a good laxatityf ffor the collyk'. Note [by Thomas Barlow].

Initials and capital strokes are supplied in red on [a2r].

Provenance: John Burgeon (fl. c.1500?). Thomas Wood (fl. c.1500); inscription: ‘Thomas Wode est uerus possessor . . . huius libri ex uendicione Johan̄ Burgeon'. Thomas Barlow (1607-1691). Bequeathed in 1691; see Fysher, Catalogus, II 427.

Former Bodleian shelfmarks: C 1.7 Art; C 2.18 Art (see ‘18' in black ink across the spine and the fore-edge); B 14. 8 Th.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 2.1.

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