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Bod-Inc: R-127

Rolewinck, Werner

Fasciculus temporum.


Analysis of Content

a2r [Table.]

A1r [Rolewinck, Werner: Prologue.] Incipit: ‘  “[G]eneratio et generatio . . . pronunciabunt” [Ps 144,4] scribitur Psalmo 144. Cum non sine multa diligentia . . .’

A3v [Rolewinck, Werner]: Fasciculus temporum. Incipit: ‘  “[I]n principio creauit Deus celum et terram” [Gn 1,1]. Dicit beatus Augustinus . . .’ See R‑104; BMC.

M4r [Continuation of the chronicle.] Incipit: ‘Karolus dux Burgundie primum memoriale(!) bellum . . .'; explicit: ‘ . . . nuncupatum nostrae dammae des angis'. Includes the death of Charles the Bold, succession of Maximilian, Turkish invasions, wars of Matthias Corvinus, accession of Innocentius VIII, wars of Charles VIII, King of France, in Brittany, and ‘Johannes Burgois', OFM ‘honeste uite' (the influential monastic reformer buried in the monastery of ‘Nostredamme des angis', Lyons, which he founded).


Imprint: [Lyons: Mathias Huss, not before 1495]. 4°.


Collation: a6 A–K8 L M6.

Illustrations: Woodcuts: see BMC.


ISTC: ir00277000

Hain: C 2437;

Goff: Goff R‑277;


Proctor: Pr 8570;

Others: BSB‑Ink R‑252; CIBN R‑181; Oates 3195; Rhodes 1527; Schreiber V 5120a; Sheppard 6616-7. Microfiche: Unit 4: Chronicles and Historiography: Part I, CH 74.

LCN: 14110325, 14110363


Copy number: R-127(1)

Binding: Seventeenth-century blind-tooled calf, stamped in gold with (i) the arms of the Cistercian abbey of St-Bernard-sur-l'Escault: a stork holding a serpent in its beak; above, a mitre and crozier; with surrounding inscription: ‘Onder den oever geneer ick my'; (ii) a diamond-shaped ornament containing the initials ‘B S B L' [i.e. Bibliothecae S. Bernardi Loci]; (iii) on the spine a stork flanked by initials ‘SB'; see Jonghe d'Ardoye, Armorial belge du bibliophile, 3 vols (Brussels, 1930), II 437-8, for a reproduction of (ii) and variants of (i) and (iii).

Size: 233 × 163 × 24 mm.

Size of leaf: 225 × 157 mm.

Occasional marginal notes in a sixteenth-century north European hand, mainly extracting personal names, and supplying some additional information in the chronicle.

Provenance: St-Bernard-sur-l'Escault (Lieu-St-Bernard), Hemiksem, Belgium, Cistercians. Johannes Franciscus Diancré (fl. 1750); ‘Ex libris Joannis Francisci Diancré, Med[icinae] Lic[entiae] 1750'. Anonymous sale (London: Sotheby's, 9 Feb. 1837), lot 299; see R‑116(2) and ‘299' on a paper label at the base of the spine; the item referred to as ‘fol. s.l. et a. (1490)' in Books Purchased (1837), 33, is probably this copy.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q inf. 2.28.

Copy number: R-127(2)

Bound with:
1. Johannes Stoeflerus, Ephemeridum opus. (Paris: Jean Petit, Mar. 1533);
2. Petrus Pitatus, Almanach nouum. (Tubingen: Ulrich Morhart, 1544);
3. Ya_.kūb ibn Is āk Kindi, Astrorum iudices. (Venice: Petrus Liechtenstein, 1507);
4. Johannes Stoeflerus, Almanach noua plurimis annis uenturis. (Venice: Petrus Liechtenstein, 1521);
5. Alphonsus de Corduba, Tabule astronomice Elisabeth regine. (Venice: Petrus Liechtenstein, 28 Dec. 1503);
6. Claude Dariot, Ad astrorum iudicia facilis introductio. (Lyons: Maurice Roy & Louis Pesnot, 1557).

Wanting the first gathering, containing the table; also the blank leaf M6.

Leaf M1 numbered ‘XI', M5 numbered ‘LXXXX'.

Binding: Seventeenth-century calf; rebacked; fragment of former spine attached to front pastedown; sprinkled red-edged leaves.

Size: 214 × 159 × 73 mm.

Size of leaf: 205 × 150 mm.

The title has been added in a seventeenth-century hand on A1r. From item 2 onwards roman folio numbers are supplied in a seventeenth-century hand.

A five-line initial ‘G' is supplied in blue on A1r; four-line intials, one in red, one in blue, and a paragraph mark also in red, are supplied on A1v.

Provenance: (of item 5 only?): John Lawrence (sixteenth century); name on the last leaf. William Lilly (1602-1681); see the inscription on a1r of item 1: ‘me Gulielmus | Lillius possedet | 1635'. However, the folio numbering on the other items suggests that they travelled together without item 1 in the seventeenth century; their possession by Lilly is uncertain. Elias Ashmole (1617-1692). Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 1692. Transferred to the Bodleian Library in 1860.

SHELFMARK: Ashm. 468(7).

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