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Bod-Inc: R-121

Rolewinck, Werner

Fasciculus temporum.


Analysis of Content

[*1v] Ratdolt, Erhardus: Letter [addressed] to Nicolas 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; in his preface Ratdolt declares that this is his fifth edition.

[h8r] [Continuation of the chronicle.] Incipit: ‘Anno domini 1475 Karolus dux Burgundiae dux in actibus militaribus . . .'; explicit: ‘ . . . acriter impedimento fuisset'. Includes the deaths of Charles the Bold and Sultan Mohammed, and the wars of Matthias Corvinus against the Turks and Emperor Frederick.

[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.

[h10r] [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, 8 Sept. 1485. Folio.


Collation: [*8 b–g8 h10].

Illustrations: Woodcuts.


ISTC: ir00271000

Hain: H 6935;

Goff: Goff R‑271;

BMC: BMC V 290;

Proctor: Pr 4404;

Others: Baer, Die Illustrierten Historienbücher, p. xxi, no. 134; BSB‑Ink R‑247; CIBN R‑177; Essling 280; Redgrave 52; Rhodes 1525; Sander 6530; Schreiber V 5116C; Sheppard 3688. Microfiche: Unit 4: Chronicles and Historiography: Part I, CH 69.

LCN: 14110317


Copy number: R-121(1)

Wanting the first leaf [*1], containing the preface.

Binding: Nineteenth-century calf; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 306 × 212 × 18 mm.

Size of leaf: 300 × 198 mm.

Occasional marginal notes in early sixteenth-century Italian hands, providing additions to the table and the text, pointing hands, variant readings, and extracting key words. A stamp containing a shield on a2r has been effaced.

Provenance: Sir Mark Masterman Sykes (1771-1823). Purchased at his sale (1824), lot 1230, for £3. 6. 0; see ‘Catalogus Bibliothecae Novae', fol. 174v; Books Purchased (1824), 10.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q inf. 1.1.

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