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Bod-Inc: S-039

Salomon, Episcopus Constantiensis



Analysis of Content

[a2r] ‘Epistola prelibaticia in sequentis operis'. Incipit: ‘[L]atine quidem loqui et proprie . . .’

[a2r] Salomon, Episcopus Constantiensis [pseudo-]: Glossae. ‘Glosse ex illustrissimis collecte auctoribus'. Incipit: ‘[A] in omnibus gentibus ideo prior est literarum . . .’ Pseudo-Salemo. Extracts from the Liber glossarum and the Abavus maior (CIBN). See G. Goetz, ‘Der Liber glossarum', Abhandlungen der philosophisch-historischen Classe der Königlich Sächsischen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften, 13 (1893), 244-8; VL VIII 542, with references.


Imprint: [Augsburg: Monastery of SS. Ulrich and Afra, c.1474]. Folio.


Collation: [a12 b–o10 p8 q–z A–E10 F8].

Illustrations: Woodcut initials.


ISTC: is00021000

Hain: HC *14134; C 5231;

Goff: Goff S‑21;

BMC: BMC II 340;

Proctor: Pr 1636 (incl. 1638);

Others: BSB‑Ink S‑54; C. F. Bühler, ‘Remarks on the Printing of the Augsburg Edition (c.1474) of Bishop Salomon's Glossae', in Homage to a Bookman: Essays on Manuscripts, Books and Printing Written for Hans P. Kraus (Berlin, 1967), 133-5; CIBN S‑52; Oates 902; Sack, Freiburg, 3141; Sheppard 1213-15.

LCN: 14074383


Copy number: S-039(1)

Sheppard records the collation of gathering [F] as [F8+1], with a final blank leaf. However, the watermark of this blank leaf (a set of scales) is not the same as that used elsewhere in the book (a rosette).

Binding: Contemporary German blind-tooled leather over wooden boards; central boss, corner-pieces, two catches and clasps lost. On both covers fillets form an outer frame within which is a repeated headed-outline tool. Double fillets form the inner frame within which is a repeated small rosette stamp, and a repeated foliate staff stamp. Further double fillets form the inner rectangle which is divided by double fillets into lozenge-shaped and triangular compartments, which are decorated with a large circular rosette stamp, the small rosette stamp and an unidentified lozenge-shaped animal stamp. The spine has been covered with white paper upon which (seventeenth-century?) printed labels, giving the name of the author, the title of the work, and ‘sine loco et anno', have been pasted. Paper label at the head of the upper cover, with the name of the author and title of the work written in a fifteenth/sixteenth-century hand. Yellow-edged leaves. Manuscript title in brown ink along the lower edge. Varnished gilt leather index tabs.

Size: 411 × 285 × 94 mm.

Size of leaf: 397 × 275 mm.

Early signatures in brown ink partially visible.

Initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red; capital strokes in red.

Provenance: Johannes Werder (fl. 1495); inscription on [a2r]: ‘1495 | Johannes Werder me dedit'. Weihenstephen, Bavaria, Benedictines; armorial book-plate: ‘Closter Weihenstephen 1646' (Warnecke 2394). Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; ‘Dupl' in pencil on [a2r]. Acquired between 1847 and c.1892, probably in 1850; not in Catalogus (1843) with Appendix.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 1.17.

Copy number: S-039(2)

Gathering [h] is misbound after [e].

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled calf, with the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers. Marbled pastedowns.

Size: 422 × 300 × 60 mm.

Size of leaf: 408 × 275 mm.

Occasional marginal notes, extracting key words, in Stainer's hand.

Provenance: Bernardinus Stainer (fl. 1538); inscription on a rectangular paper label pasted onto the rear endleaf: ‘Emptus est hic liber seu vocabularius per me Bernhardin Stainher anno domini 1538, viginti quattuor cruciferis'; and inscription on [a1r]: ‘.69. (?) C | Bernnhartus Stainherr Züegehörig'. Carolus Trinkhelius (sixteenth/seventeenth century); inscription on [a2r]: ‘Ex libris Caroli Trinkhelii'. Date of acquisition unknown; dates of acquisition are known for only two or three other books with neighbouring shelfmarks, and these were acquired during the 1830s or in 1859.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 5Q 2.9.

Copy number: S-039(3)

Wanting the blank leaf [a1].

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled calf; bound for the Bodleian Library.

Size: 560 × 290 × 70 mm.

Size of leaf: 405 × 267 mm.

On [a2r] two marginal notes, extracting key words, in a contemporary German hand.

The woodcut capitals are painted red. Initials are supplied in red; capital strokes in red.

Provenance: Altomünster, Benedictines, SS. Petrus et Paulus, later Brigittines; on a paper label pasted onto the front pastedown: ‘Monasterium Althominster | 1543 | Vocabularius Salemonis Episcopi | Constantiensis'. Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; ‘Dupl' in pencil on [a2r]. Purchased from Munich via Thomas Rodd for Fl. 25, i.e. £2. 10. 0; see Books Purchased (1837), 34; see also D‑181.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 5Q 2.6.

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