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Bod-Inc: R-124

Rolewinck, Werner

Fasciculus temporum.


Analysis of Content

[*1r] [Title-page.]

[*1v] ‘Tabula'.

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 . . .’ Explicit: ‘ . . .et non sine thurcorum etiam aliquali strage multorum'. See R‑104; based on Prüss's 1487 edition (R‑123); see BMC.

P4r [Continuation of the chronicle.] Incipit: ‘Karolus dux Burgundie primum memoriabile(!) bellum . . .'; explicit: ‘ . . . et non sine Thurcorum etiam aliquali strage multorum'. Includes the death of Charles the Bold, the accession of Innocent VIII, and the sieges of Rhodes and Otranto by the Turks.


Imprint: Strasbourg: Johann Prüss, 1488. Folio.


Collation: [*6] A8 B–P6.

Remarks: Collation as Sheppard.

Leaves: 98 leaves, the last two blank.

Illustrations: Woodcuts.


ISTC: ir00274000

Hain: HC Addenda 6937;

Goff: Goff R‑274;

BMC: BMC I 121;

Proctor: Pr 533;

Others: Baer, Die Illustrierten Historienbücher, p. xxii, no. 118b; BSB‑Ink R‑249; Sack, Freiburg, 3100; Schramm XX p. 25; Schreiber V 5118; Sheppard 415. Microfiche: Unit 4: Chronicles and Historiography: Part I, CH 72.

LCN: 14110372


Copy number: R-124(1)

Binding: Sixteenth-century parchment; stubs of leather ties on each cover; manuscript title on a paper label on the upper cover; red-edged leaves.

Size: 266 × 194 × 22 mm.

Size of leaf: 260 × 185 mm.

Marginal notes in an early sixteenth-century north European hand, supplying ‘nota' marks and underlining, and extracting key words and personal names.

The woodcuts are painted in various colours. On A1r a four-line initial ‘G' is supplied in red with reserved white decoration. Elsewhere one- to three-line initials, paragraph marks, capital strokes, and underlining are supplied in red.

Provenance: Bartolomeus Delbecq (sixteenth/seventeenth-century?); ‘Bartholomeus Delbecq ƺ' on the front pastedown. Anonymous sale (London: Sotheby's, 9 Feb. 1837), lot 299, see R‑116(2); see ‘299 | 7' on a paper label at the base of the spine; one of the items listed in Books Purchased (1837), 33, referred to as ‘fol. Arg. Jo. Pryss, 1488', is probably this copy.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q inf. 2.24.

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