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[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 . . .’ See R‑104; based on Ratdolt's 1480 edition (R‑112), with some text omitted.
[h8r] [Continuation of the chronicle.] Incipit: ‘Karolus dux Burgundiae dux in actibus militaribus . . .'; explicit ‘ . . . descendit ad inferos tertia die Mai'. Includes the deaths of Charles the Bold and Sultan Mohammed.
Imprint: [Venice]: Erhard Ratdolt, 21 Dec. 1481. Folio.
Collation: [A a–h8].
Hain: HC 6928;
Goff: Goff R‑264;
BMC: BMC V 285;
Proctor: Pr 4381;
Others: Baer, Die Illustrierten Historienbücher, pp. xvii, no. 130, xix, no. 132; BSB‑Ink R‑242; CIBN R‑171; Essling 278; Oates 1746; Redgrave 21; Sack, Freiburg, 3092-3; Sander 6527; Sheppard 3662-3. Microfiche: Unit 5: Chronicles and Historiography: Part II, CH 69.
LCN: 14113022, 14113058
Copy number: R-115(1)
Wanting the blank leaf [A1].
On [a1r]: ‘ . . . tempnrum(!) . . . amplectens' (as BL copy).
Binding: Eighteenth-century half calf over marbled paper boards; sprinkled red- and blue-edged leaves; the title in gilt on a black leather label on the spine.
Size: 285 × 210 × 19 mm.
Size of leaf: 280 × 201 mm.
Frequent marginal notes in a contemporary Italian hand, adding names in the table, information and brackets to the text, and noting key events. Notes in another contemporary Italian hand, extracting personal names and key words, also supplying ‘nota' marks and pointing hands. A note in an early seventeenth-century(?) hand. ‘Kruger' in a different seventeenth-century hand on [A1r].
Provenance: Frederick North, 5th Earl of Guilford (1766-1827); armorial book-plate. Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834.
SHELFMARK: Douce 199.
Copy number: R-115(2)
On [a1r] l.1: ‘ . . . temporum . . . cōplectens' (as H).
Binding: Paper boards covered with parchment leaves from a fifteenth-century manuscript missal (containing part of the Easter Passion?) in a German hand; the title in a sixteenth-century hand across the head of the spine; stubs of leather ties remain; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers; blue-edged leaves.
Size: 316 × 208 × 20 mm.
Size of leaf: 308 × 204 mm.
‘5B' in ink on rear pastedown. ‘9635' in pencil on the front pastedown.
Occasional underlining in red ink.
Provenance: Johann Christoph, Freiherr von Bartenstein (1689-1767); engraved book-plate on front pastedown inscribed ‘Insignia D. Jo. Christophori S.R.I. Lib. Baronis de Bartenstein. ‘C. Bitsch. D.’ Probably the copy purchased for £0. 9. 0 (Sheppard suggests the Lamspringe sale (1831), lot 420: ‘Fasc. temp. 1481 or 2 more'); see Library Bills (1831), no. 243, ‘Books purchased by the Librarian', item 13, ascribed to Ratdolt in Augsburg; see Books Purchased (1831), 15.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q inf. 1.27.
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