Analysis of Content
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 one of Prüss's earlier editions.
P4r [Continuation of the chronicle.] Incipit: ‘Karolus dux Burgundie primum memoriabile(!) bellum . . .'; explicit: ‘ . . . et non sine Thurcorum etiam aliquali strage multorum.’
Imprint: [Strasbourg: Johann Prüss, not before 1490]. Folio.
Collation: [*6] A8 B–P6.
Hain: HC 6916;
Goff: Goff R‑276;
Proctor: Pr 563;
Others: Baer, Die Illustrierten Historienbücher, p. xxii, no. 119; BSB‑Ink R‑251; CIBN R‑180; Sack, Freiburg, 3102-3; Schramm XX p. 26 ('H 6935'); Schreiber V 5119; Sheppard 427-8. Microfiche: Unit 5: Chronicles and Historiography: Part II, CH 74.
Copy number: R-126(1)
Wanting the blank leaves P5–6.
Binding: Seventeenth-century quarter calf over paper boards; the title in gilt on a red leather label on the spine; the title and date of the edition on a square paper label on the upper cover.
Size: 283 × 205 × 23 mm.
Size of leaf: 280 × 195 mm.
A few marginal notes in an early sixteenth-century north European hand, mainly extracting key words and providing underlining. ‘67' in pencil on front pastedown; ‘£1. 11. 6 | 1490' in pencil on recto of front endleaf.
An initial ‘G' is supplied in red on A1r. Initials supplied in red in the table.
Provenance: Anonymous sale (London: Sotheby's, 9 Feb. 1837), lot 299, see R‑116(2); the number ‘29' on a label at the tail of the spine; one of the items listed in Books Purchased (1837), 33, referred to as ‘fol. Arg. Jo. Gallensis, 1490', is probably this copy.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q inf. 2.25.
Copy number: R-126(2)
Bound with A‑052; see there for details of binding and provenance.
Size of leaf: 254 × 170 mm.
Frequent marginal notes in a sixteenth-century north European hand, mostly cropped, supplying pointing hands and summarizing the text. Continuations to the year 1500 in manuscript on the blank leaf P6.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 4.27(2).
Copy number: R-126(3)
Wanting the blank leaves P5–6.
Binding: Contemporary German (Regensberg, Kyriß workshop 44) blind-tooled quarter calf over oak boards; clasp intact. On the upper cover: three vertical sets of triple fillets form two compartments; that on the left is filled with a repeated ‘Maria Hilf' scroll (Kyriß pl. 91, no. 2) flanked by two stars; the right-hand compartment contains a repeated fleuron; at the head of this compartment the date ‘1490' is stamped in a small frame (Kyriß pl. 91, no. 3). On the lower cover: triple fillets form four rectangular compartments, each divided by diagonal triple fillets into four triangular compartments; a rosette stamp at each point of intersection (Kyriß pl. 91, no. 1); in the compartments a different fleuron stamp. The title in a sixteenth-century hand on a leather label at the head of the spine; the shelfmark ‘E | XXX III' on a leather label at the tail of the spine.
Size: 292 × 206 × 36 mm.
Size of leaf: 278 × 204 mm.
Some marginal notes in a contemporary German hand, supplying pointing hands, ‘nota' signs, and repeating key points.
Provenance: Regensburg, Bavaria, Benedictines, S. Emmeramus; inscription ‘Monasterii S. Emmerami Ratisbonae' on [first sheet]; probably part of the collection of Erasmus Daum (Dawm), sub-prior (d.1504); see Wagner, 'St Emmeram', 201, no. M15. Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-plate; sale (1835), lot 1757 or 1758; Ernst Philip Goldschmidt (1887-1954); initials in gilt on a leather label on front pastedown. Albert Ehrman (1890-1969); armorial book-plate; purchased from Goldschmidt in 1967 for £250; accession no. ‘R 2175'. Presented in 1978 by John Ehrman.
SHELFMARK: Broxb. 19.6.
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