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Bod-Inc: S-276


Speygel der dogede [German].


Analysis of Content

AA1v [Title-page.] ‘Ihesus. Dyt bock ys gheheten de speygel der dogede'.

AA2r ‘De voerrede ouer dyt bock'. Incipit: ‘Dyt bok is gheheten eyn speygel aller doghede wenthe lykerwis alse eyn mynsche ghewaer werden kan in eyneme speyghele . . .’

AA7r ‘Register'.

a1r Speygel der dogede. ‘Int erste vyndestu in dessem boke van der scheppinghe der enghele der mynschen(?) und erem(?) valle. “Beatus uir cuius est auxilium abs te ascensiones in corde suo disposuit in ualle lacrimarum quem posuit” [Ps 83,6]. Incipit: ‘[W]enthe nummer meer eyne myssze daet unghewroken blyfft . . .’ See VL IX 130-3.


Imprint: Lübeck: Bartholomaeus Ghotan, 23 Aug. 1485. 4°.


Collation: AA8 B4 a–y aa–oo8.

Remarks: In gatherings aa–oo the first leaf is signed with a single letter (e.g. ‘a'), the third with a double (e.g. ‘aa').

Illustrations: Woodcuts.


ISTC: is00670800

Hain: HR 14952;

Proctor: Pr 2618;

Others: Borchling–Claussen 87; Schramm XII p. 11; Schreiber V 5269; Sheppard 1899-1900; Microfiche: Unit 18: Printing in and for the Baltic Area: Part I, BA 76.

LCN: 14122439


Copy number: S-276(1)

Binding: Contemporary blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, rebacked, with remains of two metal clasps. Triple fillets form a double frame. Within the outer frame a repeated Crucifixion with SS. Mary and John (reproduced in Bücherei und Gemeinsinn. Das öffentliche Bibliothekswesen der Freien und Hansestadt Lübeck, ed. W. Pieth (Lübeck, 1926), 109. In the inner rectangle a repeated headed-outline tool makes up merrythoughts containing a circular Paschal Lamb and an oval Virgin with Child on her right arm; surrounding a repeated St Anthony the hermit, and a small lozenge-shaped fleur-de-lis. The lower cover is too worn for identification.

Size: 220 × 155 × 70 mm.

Size of leaf: 212 × 138 mm.

For the front pastedown see L‑062, the rear pastedown B‑537.

The woodcuts, borders, and some of the initials are painted in several colours.

Provenance: Purchased for £3. 18. 0; see Books Purchased (1850), 52.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q 6.75.

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