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Bod-Inc: S-193

Sibylla, Bartholomaeus

Speculum peregrinarum quaestionum.


Analysis of Content

A1r [Title-page.]

A2r [Sibylla, Bartholomaeus: Note summarizing the work.]

A2r ‘Registrum'.

C1r Sibylla, Bartholomaeus: ‘Praelocutio’ [addressed to] Alphonsus de Aragona. T. de Marinis, La biblioteca napoletana dei re d'Aragona, 4 vols (Milan, 1952), I 103 n. 4.

C2r [Sibylla, Bartholomaeus: Speculum peregrinarum quaestionum.] ‘Primae decadis'. Incipit: ‘[P]rimum caput huius decadis animarum rationalium est unde, ubi, et quando sint factae . . .’ See Kaeppeli I 168-9 no. 448; M. de Nichilo and G. Desantis, ‘Fra Bartolomeo Sibilla oratore', in Monopoli nell'età del Rinascimento, ed. D. Cofano, 3 vols (1998), II 681-754, at 692 n. 35.


Imprint: Strasbourg: Johann (Reinhard) Grüninger, 19 Aug. 1499. 4°.


Collation: A6 B4 C–Z AA–GG8 HH6 II–LL8.

Illustrations: Woodcut on A1r.


ISTC: is00492000

GW: GW 3460;

Hain: HC 14720;

Goff: Goff S‑492;

BMC: BMC I 113;

Proctor: Pr 490;

Others: BSB‑Ink S‑375; CIBN 248; Oates 200; Sack, Freiburg, 469-70; Schramm XX pl. 569; Schreiber V 5346, Sheppard 402.

LCN: 14051238


Copy number: S-193(1)

Binding: Contemporary German blind-tooled half pigskin over modern millboards; triple fillets form a rectangular frame, decorated with curved-outline tools forming merrythoughts, each containing a fleuron. The title in manuscript at the head of the spine. ‘dupl.' written on a square label; a number on another square label, now obscured; yellow-edged leaves.

Size: 210 × 145 × 61 mm.

Size of leaf: 200 × 130 mm.

Fragments of manuscript music have been removed to MS. Mus. c. 60, fols 86-7. These have been identified (by a research student, Mr Paris, in 1963, ex informatione David Rogers) as the work of the Burgundian composer Gilles Binchois (c.1400-1460). Fragment of a twelfth-century devotional parchment manuscript used in binding.

Provenance: Buxheim, Bavaria, Carthusians, BVM; inscription on A1r: ‘Cartae in Buxheim'; stamp on A2r. Graf von Ostein, 1803. Sold in 1883 by Graf Hugo von Waldbott-Bassenheim (1820-1895); Buxheim sale, lot 3295. Presumably purchased by Falconer Madan for the Bodleian in 1884, but not identified in Library Bills, 19 Feb. 1884; see Honemann, ‘Buxheim Collection', Bod36.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 4Q 5.46.

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