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Bod-Inc: S-272


Speculum humanae salvationis [German] Spiegel menschlicher behaltnuss.


Analysis of Content

[a2r] [Prologue(?)]. Incipit: ‘[D]ie do uil uolckes underwisent zu gerechtikeit . . .’

[a2v] [Alphabetical list of subjects.]

[b1r] Spiegel menschlicher behaltnuss. ‘Lutzifers val Lutzifer sprach ich stige uff in den hymmel und wurde glich dem obersten Ysaie am xiiii und Appocalippsis am xii. Das erst capitel'. Incipit: ‘[I]n gottes nammen amen. Hie vohet an ein spiegel der menschlichen behaltnisze . . .’ See VL IX 52-65, at 61 II.B.2.a.

[C1r] [Extracts from the Gospels.] ‘Von eime bichtiger das ewangelium schribet sanctus Lucas am. xij. capitel'. Incipit: ‘[I]n der zyt sprach Ihesus zu sinen iungeren . . .’


Imprint: Basel: Bernhard Richel, 31 Aug. 1476. Folio.


Collation: [a4 b–h10 i6 k–m10 n10+1 o–s10 t v6 x8+1 y z10 A10 B10+1 C2] + 1 (register).

Illustrations: Woodcuts and woodcut initials.


ISTC: is00664000

Hain: HC *14936;

Goff: Goff S‑664;


Proctor: Pr 7530;

Others: BSB‑Ink S‑511; CIBN S‑350; Oates 2754; Sack, Freiburg, 3266; Schramm XXI p. 25; Schreiber V 5274; Sheppard 2372.

LCN: 14122416


Copy number: S-272(1)

Without the leaf containing the register described by H. Gathering [C] is bound after the first gathering.

Binding: Nineteenth-century half calf over pasteboards covered in red paper. Sprinkled yellow- and green-edged leaves; green silk bookmark.

Size: 393 × 295 × 63 mm.

Size of leaf: 383 × 153 mm.

Late eighteenth/early nineteenth-century manuscript bibliographical information in brown ink on a rectangular paper label pasted on the front endleaf. On [a1r] sixteenth-century manuscript entries relating to the family of Ziegler of Landshut, in brown ink. Early manuscript foliation in large roman numerals in red ink: I–CCXXI.

The woodcuts are painted in several colours. Initials are supplied in red or blue; capital strokes in red.

Provenance: Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial book-plate; purchased in 1829 from John Cochran for £21. 0. 0; see A Catalogue of Manuscripts in Different Languages . . . Now selling by John Cochran (London, 1829), no. 557, and note in pencil on first front endleaf: ‘Mr. Cochrane's Catalogue No. 557 £21. 0. 0.’ Bequeathed in 1834.

SHELFMARK: Douce 277.

Copy number: S-272(2)

Fragments. Two woodcuts, one from [l3r], the other from [o5v], both now inserted between o3v and o4r of S‑271 (see above).

Bound with S‑271; see there for details of binding.

Provenance: George Spencer-Churchill, 5th Duke of Marlborough (1766-1840). Algernon Perkins (fl. 1865)(?). Francis Douce (1757-1834); note, in Douce's hand, tipped in behind the woodcuts: ‘Laire wrong in making these different from my Lyons edition. These 2 are from the vol that had 4 in a page formerly Ld Blandford's, now Mr Perkins's. They were duplicates'. Bequeathed in 1834.

SHELFMARK: Douce 288*.

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