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Bod-Inc: R-125

Rolewinck, Werner

Fasciculus temporum.


Analysis of Content

[*1r] [Title-page.]

[*1v] [Woodcut.]

[*2r] ‘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 . . .’ See R‑104; based on Prüss's 1488 edition (R‑124).

P4r [Continuation of the chronicle.] Incipit: ‘Karolus dux Burgundie primum memoriale(!) 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, not before 1490]. Folio.


Collation: [*6] A8 B–P6.

Illustrations: Woodcuts.


ISTC: ir00275000

Hain: HC 6915;

Goff: Goff R‑275;

BMC: BMC I 127;

Proctor: Pr 571;

Others: Baer, Die Illustrierten Historienbücher, p. xxii, no. 122; BSB‑Ink R‑250; CIBN R‑179; Oates 215; Rhodes 1526; Sack, Freiburg, 3101; Schramm XX p. 27; Schreiber V 5120; Sheppard 435-7. Microfiche: Unit 4: Chronicles and Historiography: Part I, CH 73.

LCN: 14110306, 14110381, 14111764


Copy number: R-125(1)

Wanting the blank leaves P5–6.

Binding: Seventeenth-century mottled calf; the spine gold-tooled; sprinkled red- and black-edged leaves.

Size: 268 × 203 × 24 mm.

Size of leaf: 260 × 189 mm.

Marginal notes in contemporary German hands in red and black ink, providing additions to the table, ‘nota' marks, brackets, pointing hands, underlining, a few comments (e.g. ‘vix credo') and additions to the text, including (on P4v) a note on the truce of 1521 in the last Teutonic War (1519-21): ‘Item Anno domini 1521 facta est pacis tranquillitas in partibus Prusie inter cruciferos [i.e. Teutonic Knights] et regem Polonie, qui ambo deuastarunt terram Prutenicam ubique et hospitalia Sancti Gerdrudis ad corpus domini facit(?) ad angelos . . . contra ciuitatem Gedanensem prachdolor(?) ad 4 annos . . . esse mutuo in pace'.

In the table initials and underlining are supplied in red ink. A four-line initial ‘G' is supplied in red on A1r.

Provenance: Anonymous sale (London: Sotheby's, 9 Feb. 1837), lot 299, see R‑116(2); one of the items listed in Books Purchased (1837), 33, referred to as ‘ed. alt. ibid. [i.e. Arg. Jo. Gallensis] 1490', is probably this copy; see the remains of an octagonal Sotheby's label at the base of the spine.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q inf. 2.29.

Copy number: R-125(2)

Bound with G‑147(2); see there for details of binding and provenance.

Size of leaf: 270 × 180 mm.

Wanting the blank leaf P6.

Bibliographical notes in a seventeenth-century German hand on [*1r].

SHELFMARK: Douce 183(2).

Copy number: R-125(3)

Bound with:
2. Hegesippus, De bello iudaico. (Cologne: Eucharius Cervicornus, for Gottfried Hittorp, 1525);
3. Orosius, Historiae. (Cologne: Eucharius Cervicornus, for Gottfried Hittorp, 1526).

Wanting the blank leaf P6.

Sheet C3 belongs to the undated edition, H *6916.

Binding: Seventeenth-century gold-tooled calf; corner-pieces lost; the title of each item in gilt on brown leather labels on the spine; thickly sprinkled red- and green-edged leaves; marbled pastedowns; green silk bookmark.

Size: 294 × 210 × 44 mm.

Size of leaf: 280 × 190 mm.

Marginal notes in several sixteenth-century north European hands, extracting personal names, and providing additions to and brief comments on the text (e.g. ‘ridiculum'). Notes about the author in a seventeenth-century French hand. ‘BL 11118' in pencil on book-plate; ‘183' in pencil on [*1r].

Provenance: Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex (1773-1843); book-plate with handwritten shelfmark ‘AA.d.31': see Lee, Royal Bookplates, 40-1 no. 23; not identified in sale catalogues. Item 2 only(?): Gerardus Vollenher(?) (sixteenth century); inscription on title-page of item 2: ‘liber domini Gerardi Vollenher(?)'. Possibly purchased for £1. 4. 0; see Books Purchased (1848), 36, where the item is described as ‘ad an. tantum 1461 | fol. s. l. et a.'; but the text in Prüss's 1490 edition continues until 1484. An alternative suggestion is the book purchased on 24 Apr. 1884 from James E. Cornish for £0. 16. 0; see Library Bills (1884), no. 98.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 4Q 3.6(1).

Copy number: R-125(4)

Bound in a modern guard-book of fragments.

Fragment: leaf [*1] only.

Size of fragment: 288 × 202 mm.

SHELFMARK: Inc. c. G97.(1).

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