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Bod-Inc: R-116

Rolewinck, Werner

Fasciculus temporum (ed. Henricus Wirtzburg).


Analysis of Content

[*1r] [Title-page.]

[*1v] [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. Edited by Henricus Wirtzburg, as stated in the colophon. Incipit: ‘  “[I]n principio creauit Deus celum et terram” [Gn 1,1]. Dicit beatus Augustinus . . .’ See R‑104; on this edition see R. Werner, Étude sur le ‘Fasciculus' Temporum: édition de Henri Wirczburg, moine au prieuré de Rougemont (1481) (Chateau-d'Oex, 1937); based upon Walch's 1479 edition (R‑111), with changes in the woodcuts and the continuation.

m6r [Continuation of the chronicle.] Incipit: ‘Karolus dux Burgundiae primum memorabile bellum . . .'; explicit: ‘ . . . “Hic iaces Karole iamque quiesce tibi”  ’. Includes the death of Charles the Bold.

[m6r] [Colophon.] Incipit: ‘Chronica que dicitur fasciculus temporum . . . non sine magna labore ad pristinum statum reducta, cum quibusdam additionibus per . . . fratrem Heinricum Wirczburg de vach monachum in prioratu Rubeimontis ordinis cluniacensis sub Lodouico Gruerie comite . . . Mcccclxxxi. Et anno praecedenti fuerunt aquarum inundationes maxime uentusque horribiles multa edifitia subeuertentes'. The colophon mentions the storms and floods of 1480.


Imprint: Rougemont: Henricus Wirtzburg, 1481. Folio.


Collation: [*6 a–d8 e6 f g8 h6 i–l8 m6].

Illustrations: Woodcuts.


ISTC: ir00266000

Hain: HCR 6930;

Goff: Goff R‑266;


Proctor: Pr 7823;

Others: Baer, Die Illustrierten Historienbücher, p. xx, no. 137; CIBN R‑173; Oates 2865; Sack, Freiburg, 3094-5; Schreiber V 5113; Sheppard 6797-8. Microfiche: Unit 5: Chronicles and Historiography: Part I, CH 67.

LCN: 14113002, 14113039


Copy number: R-116(1)

The last line on [k7r], recording the foundation of the monastery of Rougemont, is absent in this copy.

Binding: Contemporary pigskin over wooden boards; two metal clasps, with decoration effaced, and catches; the vertical edges of the spine bevelled; centre- and corner-pieces lost. On both covers triple fillets form a double intersecting frame; within the inner frame triple fillets form two intersecting diagonals. At the head of the spine the title is written in a cursive fifteenth-century hand over a painted white square.

Size: 305 × 218 × 40 mm.

Size of leaf: 300 × 213 mm.

Folio numbers are supplied in a fifteenth-century hand. Sparse ‘nota' marks and a note observing an addition to the text by Martinus Polonus are supplied in sixteenth-century German hands.

The woodcuts are painted in various colours; the woodcut circles painted in red. A six-line initial ‘G' is supplied in red with reserved white decoration on [a1r]. Elsewhere two-line initials, paragraph marks, capital strokes, and underlining are supplied in red.

Provenance: Heilbronn, Carmelites, S. Maria ad urticas extra muros; see ‘Carmeli Heilbronnensis' on [*1r]. Purchased for £1. 1. 0; see Books Purchased (1855), 52.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q inf. 1.32.

Copy number: R-116(2)

The last line of [k7r] reads ‘claruit. Monasterium Rubeimontis fundatur ab incolis loci illius, [et] per willerium comitem gruerie dotatur'.

Binding: Nineteenth-century calf; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers; the title in gilt on a red leather label on the spine; marbled pastedowns.

Size: 313 × 219 × 23 mm.

Size of leaf: 301 × 203 mm.

Marginal notes in a fifteenth-century Spanish hand, supplying ‘nota' marks and naming popes. Folio numbering, pointing hands, underlining, and many ‘nota' marks are supplied in a sixteenth-century hand. On recto of rear endleaf are manuscript notes in Spanish in a late sixteenth-century Spanish hand about a planned work(?), commencing ‘La que ma obligo o tractar al delante | En la ystoria de alexandro magna el suzesso que passava en tõzes | en españa y la [ ] revelaciones contra cartas | quien fue aristoteles y todos libros que conpusso . . .' ‘4', ‘42', and ‘120-701' and an inscription in brown ink on recto of front endleaf; on verso of the same leaf ‘189' in pencil.

Some woodcuts are painted in red.

Provenance: Balthasar Barreira (1531-1612); see inscription: ‘Ex Bibliotheca D. Balthasaris a Gunnea'. In an anonymous sale (London: Sotheby's, 9 Feb. 1837), lot 299 is described as ‘A very curious collection of seventeen different editions of the Fasciculus Temporum, printed at various places from 1476 to 1518 . . .' In Sotheby's annotated catalogue this lot is marked down to B[andinel?] for £5. 0. 0; however, in Library Bills (1837-8), no. 30, lot 299 is priced at £5. 5. 0; in Books Purchased (1837), 33, only eight editions are listed with a purchase price of £6. 7. 6 for all eight; one of the items listed is referred to as ‘fol. s.l. 1481', probably this copy. All eight editions were given consecutive shelfmarks from Auct. 2Q inf. 2.24-31.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q inf. 2.27.

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