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Bod-Inc: R-120

Rolewinck, Werner

Fasciculus temporum.


Analysis of Content

[*1v] Ratdolt, Erhardhus: [Letter addressed] to Nicolaus Mocenicus. Incipit: ‘[C]ogitaui saepius, Nicolae magnifice et in litterarum studiis eminentissime . . .’

[*2r] [Table.]

[a1r] [Rolewinck, Werner: Prologus.] 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.

[h8r] [Continuation of the chronicle.] Incipit: ‘Anno domini 1475 Karolus Burgundie dux in actibus militaribus . . .'; explicit: ‘Italie prorsus sit incertus'. Includes the death of Charles the Bold, and the war between Venice and Ercole I d'Este, Marquess of Ferrara, and his allies.

[h9v] [Genealogical table of the family of Solomon.] Incipit: ‘Ex cathena Solomonis: Matthan habuit uxorem . . .’ After the text, a family tree headed by Eli.

[h9v] [Note on the descendants of David.] Incipit: ‘In euangelio beati Matthei in principio dicitur: “Liber generationis . . . filii Abraham” [Mt 1,1]. Et beatus Ambrosius . . .’

[h10r] [Note on the descendants of Anna.] Incipit: ‘Elizabeth filiam Aminadab sororem . . .’

[h10r] [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.


Imprint: Venice: Erhard Ratdolt, 28 May 1484. Folio.


Collation: [* a–g8 h10].

Illustrations: Woodcuts.


ISTC: ir00270000

Hain: H 6934;

Goff: Goff R‑270;

BMC: BMC V 288;

Proctor: Pr 4396;

Others: Baer, Die Illustrierten Historienbücher, p. xxi, no. 133; BSB‑Ink R‑246; Campbell, Maps, 212; CIBN R‑176; Essling 279; Oates 1757; Redgrave 43; Rhodes 1524; Sack, Freiburg, 3098; Sander 6529; Schreiber V 5116b; Sheppard 3682. Microfiche: Unit 5: Chronicles and Historiography: Part II, CH 73.

LCN: 14110391


Copy number: R-120(1)

On [*1v] l. 2: ‘Erardhus'.

Binding: Sixteenth-century parchment; manuscript title along the spine; ‘4' at the base of the spine; ‘7' on a paper label at the head of the spine; ‘896' in red ink on the front cover; in the lower right corner, remains of a label containing the number ‘11'.

Size: 294 × 200 × 23 mm.

Size of leaf: 292 × 197 mm.

Sections from a fifteenth-century(?) manuscript have been used as fastenings for the front and rear pastedowns.

A few marginal notes in early sixteenth-century(?) north Italian hands, extracting the names of nine popes, and supplying calendrical notes mentioning the year 1486 on [h10v]. ‘II F2' in black ink on rear pastedown.

Provenance: Montecompatri, near Frascati, Augustinian Canons, S. Silvester; see stamp: ‘Cler. Reg. S. Silvestri' on [*1v]. Purchased for £0. 3. 0; see note on [*1r]; anonymous sale (London: R. H. Evans, 11 Mar. 1825), lot 214; Books Purchased (1825), 22.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q inf. 1.14.

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