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Bod-Inc: S-266


Speculum exemplorum.


Analysis of Content

11r [Title-page.] ‘Speculum exemplorum omnibus christicolis salubriter inspiciendum ut exemplis discant disciplinam'.

12r ‘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: Strasbourg: [Printer of the 1483 Jordanus de Quedlinburg (Georg Husner)], 4 Mar. 1487. Folio.


Collation: 1 2 3 4 a–c8 d–n8.6 o6 p–v8.6 x y6 z8 A–D6.8 E–G6 H8 I K6 L8 M N6 O8 P–S6 T8.


ISTC: is00653000

Hain: HC *14917;

Goff: Goff S‑653;

BMC: BMC I 135;

Proctor: Pr 609;

Others: BSB‑Ink S‑505; Sack, Freiburg, 3260; Sheppard 470.

LCN: 14125303


Copy number: S-266(1)

Wanting the blank leaf T7.

Binding: Nineteenth-century English blind-tooled calf; bound for the Bodleian Library in 1855 at a cost of £0. 13. 0; see Binders' books (1855, Auct. and Rawl.), p. 1, no. 2 (Library Records d.1203). Yellow-edged leaves. Leather index tabs.

Size: 310 × 228 × 60 mm.

Size of leaf: 302 × 200 mm.

Early manuscript foliation in brown ink: [1]-320. Occasional marginal notes, mainly ‘nota' marks, corrections, and extraction of key words, particularly in the table of contents, in an early German hand, brown ink. A few marginal drawings in pencil.

Initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red.

Provenance: Indersdorf, Bavaria, Augustinian Canons Regular, BVM; inscription on 11r: ‘Fratrum Beatissimae Virginis Mariae in Vndenstorph 1652'. Probably a duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich. Presumably acquired during the early 1850s, and certainly before 1855 (the date when it was rebound for the Library).

Former Bodleian shelfmark: Auct. 6Q 3.52.

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q sub. fen. 2.24.

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