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Bod-Inc: R-128

Rolewinck, Werner

Fasciculus temporum [Dutch] Cronijcken.


Analysis of Content

[a1v] [Biblia. Io 1,1-4.] Incipit: ‘Inden beghinne was dat woert . . .’

[a1v] [Device.] ‘Innicium sancti ewangelii secundum Johannen. Gloria tibi domine'.

[a2r] [Rolewinck, Werner]: [Prologue.] Incipit: ‘  “[G]eneratio et generatio . . . pronunciabunt” [Ps 144,4] scribitur Psalmo 144. Cum non sine multa diligentia . . .’

[a4v] [Table.]

[b1r] [Rolewinck, Werner: Cronijcken.] Incipit: ‘  “[I]nt beghinsel heeft god ghescapen hemel ende eerde” [Gn 1,1]. Sinte Augustijn seyt . . .’ See R‑104; on [B6r] explicit: ‘ . . . om den Turck te wederstaen'. On the Dutch translation see M. Carasso-Kok, Repertorium van verhalende historische bronnen uit de middeleeuwen (The Hague, 1981), 340, no. 311; August Potthast, Bibliotheca historica medii aevi, 2 vols (Berlin, 1896), II, 1084.

[C1r] [On the Kings of France.] ‘Dit is dat beghin ende oersprong vanden Coninghen van Vranckrijck.’ Incipit: ‘[D]oe die werlt ghestaen had vier dusent jaer ende xviij jaer . . .’ See Carasso-Kok 340, no. 312, who suggests Veldener as the author of this and all the following chronicles.

[F1r] [Chronicle of the kingdom and kings of England.] ‘Die Cronijcken van Enghelant'. Incipit: ‘[I]nden tijden doe die werlt had ghestaen iiim vic lxxix jaer . . .’ See Carasso-Kok 341, no. 313.

[H1r] [Chronicle of the land, and of the dukes and princes of Brabant.] ‘Die Cronijcken van Brabant'. Incipit: ‘In des keysers Mauricius ende in des conincks Lotharius tijden . . .’ See Carasso-Kok 341, no. 314.

[K1r] [Chronicle of Utrecht, commencing with Friesland and Holland.] ‘Die Cronijcken van Utrecht . . .ende erst te beghinnen van Vrieslant ende Hollant'. ‘[V]rieslant is seer groot ende daer is menicherhande landen in . . .’ See Carasso-Kok 342, no. 315.

[O1r] [Chronicle of the descent of the counts of Flanders.] ‘Die Cronijcken ende gheslachten der edelre princen der Greuen van Vlaenderen'. Incipit: ‘[S]ommighe hebben gescreuen van Vlaenderen . . .’ See Carasso-Kok 343, no. 316.

[P1r] [Chronicle of Holland.] Jan Veldener, Chronyck van Hollandt, Zeelandt ende Westvrieslandt ed. Marcus Zuerius van Boxborn (Leiden, 1650), 3-135; see Carasso-Kok 343, no. 317 and Potthast, Bibliotheca historica, II 1084. The title also refers the reader to the chronicles of Utrecht and England.

[T1r] [Chronicle of the land and nobility of Gelderland.] ‘Cronijcken vanden princen van Ghelre'. Incipit: ‘[I]nden tijden alsmen screeff viiic ende lxxviii ende Karl die Calue keyser van Romen was . . .’ See Carasso-Kok 344, no. 318.

[T8r] [Chronicle of the land and nobility of Cleves.] ‘Die Cronijcken vanden Edelen princen van Cleue'. Incipit: ‘[I]nden jaer ons heren viic ende xi. Als Justinianus keyser was due anderde . . .’ See Carasso-Kok 345, no. 319.

[U5v] [List of bishops and archbishops of Cologne.] Incipit: ‘In des keysers Octauianus Augustus tijden was een edel senatoer van Romen . . .’ Including a note on the foundation and etymological origins of Cologne.

[U6r] [List of bishops from Liège, Maastricht, and Tongeren.] ‘Die biscoppen van Ludick die gheweest sijn eerst tot heynden Tongheren ende Maastricht'. Incipit: ‘Sinte Maternus confessoer . . .’

[U6v] [Chronicle of the land and nobility of Mark and Berg.] ‘Die Cronijcken vanden edelen greuen vander Mercke ende vanden edelen greue vanden Berghe'. Incipit: ‘Inden jaer ons heren M C xxii doe keyser Heinrick die eerste . . .’


Imprint: Utrecht: Johann Veldener, 14 Feb. 1480. Folio.


Collation: [a–z A–F8 G6 H8 I4 K–U8].

Illustrations: Woodcuts: see BMC.


ISTC: ir00278000

Hain: HC 6946;

Goff: Goff R‑278;


Proctor: Pr 8858;

Others: Baer, Die Illustrierten Historienbücher, p. xviii, no. 107; Boekdrukkunst, 76; BSB‑Ink R‑256; Campbell 1479; CIBN R‑188; H. Kurt, ‘Die Inkunabeln der Niedersächsichen Staats- und universitätsbibliothek, Göttingen', Gb Jb (1982), 120-50, at 128; HPT II 433; ILC 1883; Oates 3323-5; Schreiber V 5122a; Sheppard 6868. Microfiche: Unit 4: Chronicles and Historiography: Part I, CH 75.

LCN: 14111849


Copy number: R-128(1)

Leaves [l3], [q4], [D1], [M5], [S3] made up.

Leaf [a1r] backed.

Binding: Eighteenth-century Netherlandish reversed alum-tawed leather, the surface stained with purple (now faded) over original wooden boards with bevelled edges; the lower board repaired. Perhaps not the work of a professional binder. The title in gilt on a red leather label on the spine; red-edged leaves; ‘225' on a paper label on the spine replacing an older lozenge-shaped label.

Size: 301 × 215 × 83 mm.

Size of leaf: 292 × 210 mm.

‘225' in ink and ‘65' in pencil on rear pastedown. ‘Vertn wasse font (fent?) | Z A W' and notes in an early sixteenth-century hand show through the recto of the rebacked leaf [a1r]. On the same leaf in pencil ‘£4. 4. 0'.

The printer's devices on [a1v] and [U8r], the border and initial on [a2r], the woodcuts, coats of arms, and circles containing names, are painted in various colours. On [C1r] a five-line initial D is supplied in blue with red pen-work. Elsewhere initials, paragraph marks, capital strokes, and some underlining are supplied in red.

Provenance: Katrin van Berkenro (sixteenth century?); inscription ‘Dit boeck hoert Katrin van Berkenro' on [U7v]. Richard Heber (1773-1833); trace of stamp (cut away) on [a1r]; Catalogue, 5 (1835), lot 1671, with coloured woodcuts sold for £0. 11. 0. Purchased for £1. 0. 0; see Books Purchased (1835), 24.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 3.32.

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