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Bod-Inc: R-112

Rolewinck, Werner

Fasciculus temporum.


Analysis of Content

[A1r] [Table.]

[a1r] [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 . . .’ Explicit: ‘ . . . ex terra, et hominem quem appellauit Adam'. See R‑104.

[h8r] [Continuation of the chronicle.] Incipit: ‘Karolus Burgundiae dux in actibus militaribus . . .'; explicit: ‘et non sine Turcorum etiam aliquali strage multorum'. Includes the death of Charles the Bold, the succession of Maximilian, and the sieges of Rhodes and Otranto by the Turks.

[i1v] [Genealogical table of the family of Solomon.] Incipit: ‘Ex cathena Solomonis: Matthan habuit uxorem . . .’ After the text, a family tree headed by Eli; cf. ‘Tree of Porphyry' (Peter of Poitiers).

[i1v] [Note on the descendants of David.] Incipit: ‘In euangelio beati Matthei in principio dicitur: “Liber generationis . . . filii Abraham” [Mt 1,1]. Et beatus Ambrosius . . .’

[i2r] [Note on the descendants of Anna.] Incipit: ‘Elizabeth filiam inadab sororem . . .’

[i2r] [Verse on the family of Anna.] Incipit: ‘Ex Ioachim Cleopa Salome: tres Anna Marias | Quas peperit iunxit Ioseph Alpheo Çebedeo'; 4 hexameters. See Walther, Initia, 5992.

[i2r] [Verse on the family of Anna.] Incipit: ‘Anna uiro Ioachim peperit te uirgo Maria | De qua processit sine femina vera Sophia'; 7 hexameters. See Walther, Initia, 1067.

[i2v] [Discussion of the House of Israel.] Incipit: ‘Catalogus Mansionum populi Israel . . .’

[i2v] [List.] ‘Prime mansiones xii.’ Incipit: ‘Ramesse. Tonitrum gaudii . . .’

[i3r] [Etymological note on the Earth and the continents.] Incipit: ‘Orbis a rotunditate circuli dictus . . .’

[i3r] [Woodcut diagram showing divisions of the heavens.]

[i3v] [Woodcut diagrams.]

[i4r] [Note on the age of humankind.] Incipit: ‘Etas duplex est, aut enim dicitur hominis . . .’


Imprint: Venice: Erhard Ratdolt, 24 Nov. 1480. Folio.


Collation: [A a–h8 i4].

Illustrations: Woodcuts.


ISTC: ir00261000

Hain: HC 6926;

Goff: Goff R‑261;

BMC: BMC V 283;

Proctor: Pr 4379;

Others: BSB‑Ink R‑240; Campbell, Maps, 212; CIBN R‑169; Essling 277; Redgrave 17; Sander 6526; Schreiber V 5111a; Sheppard 3660. Microfiche: Unit 5: Chronicles and Historiography: Part II, CH 67.

LCN: 14113013


Copy number: R-112(1)

On [i4r], the colophon, l. 1: ‘Explicit chronica que . . .' (`qui' in British Library copy).

Binding: Blue paper boards backed with blue morocco; marbled pastedowns.

Size: 296 × 218 × 200 mm.

Size of leaf: 290 × 205 mm.

‘410' in red ink and ‘4763' (erased) on verso of front endleaf.

Provenance: Le Mans, Benedictines, St Vincentius and St Laurentius; see erased inscription ‘Sancti Vincentij Cenoman̄ Congregatio Sti Benedicti' on [A1r]. [ ] Silvestre (nineteenth century); see note on the verso of the first front endleaf: ‘This book was purchased at an an[onymous?] sale at Salle Silvestre when the books were not permitted to be examined but warranted perfect, upon looking it over it appears to want the title the remainder seems to be [ ]'. Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834.

SHELFMARK: Douce 233.

Copy number: R-112(2)

The leaf [b8] only, accompanying the Type Facsimile Society publication for the year 1904. Incipit: ‘[folio] 16. Sibylla cumana de christo . . .'; explicit: ‘ . . . eruditi loqubantur'.

Size of fragment: c.270 × c.185 mm.

Provenance: According to the editor of the Type Facsimile Society, the leaf is the gift of Dr Burger to the Society. Purchased in 1905; see stamp.

SHELFMARK: Soc. 25834 c.2.

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