Analysis of Content
a1r [Rolewinck, Werner: Prologue.] Incipit: ‘ “[G]eneratio et generatio . . . pronunciabunt” [Ps 144,4] scribitur Psalmo 144. Cum non sine multa diligentia . . .’
a1v [Rolewinck, Werner]: Fasciculus temporum. Incipit: ‘ “[I]n principio creauit Deus celum et terram” [Gn 1,1]. Dicit beatus Augustinus . . .’ Expl: stendum se disponeret. See R‑104.
Imprint: [Cologne]: Heinrich Quentell, 1480. Folio.
Collation: A8 a6 b8 c–e6 f10 g h8 i6.
Hain: H *6925;
Goff: Goff R‑262;
BMC: BMC I 263;
Proctor: Pr 1245;
Others: Baer, Die Illustrierten Historienbücher, p. xvii, no. 95; BSB‑Ink R‑239; CIBN R‑170; Oates 717-18; Sack, Freiburg, 3091; Schramm VIII p. 19; Schreiber V 5111; Sheppard 944; Voulliéme, Köln, 1031. Microfiche: Unit 5: Chronicles and Historiography: Part II, CH 68.
Copy number: R-113(1)
Wanting the blank leaf A1.
Binding: Sixteenth-century blind-tooled pigskin; remains of two leather ties. On both covers triple fillets form a quadruple frame; within the outer frame a cresting roll; within the next two frames decorative rolls; within the inner rectangle, further horizontal triple fillets, a lozenge-shaped centre-piece, and smaller fleurons in each corner; the title written across the head of the spine in a seventeenth-century hand; green-edged leaves.
Size: 344 × 273 × 32 mm.
Size of leaf: 335 × 260 mm.
‘434' in pencil on front pastedown; ‘III N 232' in pencil on recto of front endleaf.
The woodcut circles are painted in red. On A1r an eight-line initial ‘G' is supplied in red with reserved white decoration within the body of the initial, edged with a five-point star supplied in straight red strokes. On A1v, the initial ‘I' extends to the end of the paragraph. Elsewhere one- to four-line initials, paragraph marks, and capital strokes are supplied in red.
Provenance: Windberg, Bavaria, Premonstratensians; inscription ‘Ad Bibliothecam Windbergensis Monasterii' on A2r. Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; see ‘Inc. Typ. No. 2654 | Duplum' on recto of front endleaf and ‘2654' on a label on the spine. Acquired between 1847 and c.1892, judging from the shelfmark probably in 1850; not in Catalogus (1843) with Appendix.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 5Q inf. 2.11.
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