Analysis of Content
A2r ‘Tabula exemplorum'.
a1r [Busch, Johannes(?)]: ‘Prologus in speculum exemplorum ex diuersis libris in unum laboriose collectum'. Incipit: ‘[I]mpressoria arte iam dudum longe lateque per orbem diffusa . . .’
a2r [Busch, Johannes(?)]: Speculum exemplorum. ‘Exemplum primum'. Incipit: ‘[U]enantii quondam patricii in Samnii partibus uilla fuit . . .’ See S‑264.
Imprint: Cologne: Johann Koelhoff, the Elder, 28 Sept. 1485. Folio.
Collation: A–D8 E10 a–z 2A–Z AA–DD8.
Hain: HC *14916;
Goff: Goff S‑652;
BMC: BMC I 226;
Proctor: Pr 1065;
Others: BSB‑Ink S‑504; CIBN S‑345; Oates 545-6; Sheppard 809; Voulliéme, Köln, 213.
Copy number: S-265(1)
Wanting the blank leaf DD8. Sheet S4 is in duplicate.
Binding: Blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, probably sixteenth-century. Remains of leather clasps, two catches lost. Seventeenth-century manuscript title in brown ink, on a square parchment label at the head of the spine, also a shelfmark: 28. ‘301' in brown ink on a small square paper label in the middle of the spine.
Size: 278 × 208 × 75 mm.
Size of leaf: 265 × 198 mm.
Occasional marginal notes, mainly ‘nota' marks, extraction of key words, and comments on the suitability and use that can be made of certain sermons, written in two hands in brown ink, the former fifteenth-, the latter sixteenth-century.
Initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red; capital strokes in red.
Provenance: Benediktbeuren, Bavaria, Benedictine abbey, SS. Benedictus et Jacobus; inscription in a sixteenth-century hand on A1r: ‘Iste liber est monasterii Benedictenpeiren; | Speculum exemplorum;' and armorial book-plate on A1v showing the arms of the house impaled with those of Abbot Ludwig Perczl (1548-70): see Warnecke no. 165 and Zimmermann, Kloster-Heraldik, 50-3. Also another woodcut on A1r: F in black on a yellow ground within a circular band in red surrounded by green (cf. Oates 3224). Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; ‘Duplum' on front endleaf. Acquired between 1847 and c.1892; not in Catalogus (1843) with Appendix.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 5Q 4.28.
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