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Bod-Inc: S-271


Speculum humanae salvationis [French] Miroir de la rédemption humaine (trans. Julien Macho; rev. Guillaume Lemenand).


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.] ‘Le mirouer de la redempcion humaine'.

a1v ‘Prologue'. Incipit: ‘[T]ous ceulx qui enseigneront les hommes a faire iustice seront resplendissans . . .’

a2r Miroir de la rédemption humaine. ‘Mirouer de la redempcion de lumain lignaige'. Translated by Julien Macho, as stated in the colophon. The translation was then corrected by Guillaume Lemenand, as stated in the colophon. Incipit: ‘[A]u nom de dieu et de la sainte trinite commence le mirouer de la redempcion humaine au quel est premierement demonstre comment Lucifer par son orgueil fut iecte de la haultesse du ciel . . .’ NO EDITION

y5v [Colophon.]

y6r [Alphabetical list of contents.]


Imprint: [Lyons]: Mathias Huss, 1488. Folio.


Collation: a–s8 t v6 x y8.

Types: Types: 180 G, 108 B. Capital spaces with guide-letters.

Leaves: 172 leaves, 2-172 so numbered, with errors.

Line number: 47 lines, plus headline, 2 columns (a1v).

Type area: Type area: 250 (261) ×187 mm (a1v).

Illustrations: Woodcuts: Sheppard notes that they are those of the edition of 1482 (though not always in the same order), with the exception of three new cuts: the Agony in the Garden (i6r), Solomon seated with his mother (q1v), the fourth sign before the Last Judgement (r5r); however, see the entry in BMC VIII 259 for IB.41685 (the BL's copy of the 1482 edition), where it is noted that the ‘woodcuts in this book are from the blocks used by Richel at Basel in his edition of the German version entitled Spiegel der menschlichen Behaltnis, 1476 . . .' [Bod-inc. S‑372].

Remarks: Leaf a1r, title: ‘Le mirouer de la re | dempcion humane'; a1v, headline: ‘Prologue | [t]Ous ceulx qui enſeignerōt les | hommes a faire iuſtice . . .'; a2r: ‘Cy commence le mirouer de la redēpcion | de lumain lignaige tranſlate de latin en fran= | coys ſelon lintencion de la ſaincte eſcripture.'; y5v, colophon: ‘Cy finiſt le mirouer de la redempcion de lu= | main lignaige tranſlate de latin en francoys . . . | . . . par reue= | rend docteur en theologie frere Julien de lor= | dre des auguſtins du conuent de lyon . . . | . . . Et puys apres corrige et mys | plus au vray par reuerēd docteur en theologie | frere Guillaume lemenād de lordre des freres | mineurs de lobſeruance. Lan mil. cccc. et | lxxxviii.'; y6r: ‘Senſuyt la table de ce preſent liure.'; y8r: ‘Cy finit la table de ce preſent | liure intitule le Mirouer de la | redempcion humaine.' || [Device, Polain, Marques, no. 44].


ISTC: is00662100

Proctor: Pr 8562;

Others: CIBN S‑357; Claudin Tables 110; Sheppard 6609-11.


Copy number: S-271(1)

Several lines of text are omitted at the foot of s3v.

Two woodcuts, apparently from a copy of another edition of the Speculum, have been inserted between o3v and o4r; given that they have wider printed borders, they probably come from a copy of Spiegel menschlicher behaltnuss, printed at Basel by Bernhard Richel in 1476 [S‑272, see below]; see also note in BMC VIII p. 259.

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled calf, with earlier gold-tooled spine laid on. Gilt-edged leaves.

Size: 330 × 245 × 35 mm.

Size of leaf: 320 × 224 mm.

Some of the folio numbering has been corrected in an early French hand in brown ink. Occasional corrections and some scribbles on y8r in the same hand. An inscription just below the title on a1r has been deleted. Bibliographical notes by Douce on slips of paper pasted to the front endleaf.

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

Provenance: St-Bernard-sur-l'Escault, Hemiksem, Belgium, Cistercians; inscription on a2r: ‘Bibliothecae Loci S. Bernardi'. Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834.

SHELFMARK: Douce 288.

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