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Bod-Inc: S-277

Spiera, Ambrosius

Quadragesimale de floribus sapientiae.


Analysis of Content

[*2r] [Table of contents.]

a2r Spiera, Ambrosius: Quadragesimale de floribus sapientiae. [Preface.] Incipit: ‘[C]oegistis me o iuuenes haud mediocri charitate uestra ut hoc quadragesimale conficiens . . .’ Besutti–Serra I 182, on this edition 181-3 no. 1.

a2r Spiera, Ambrosius: Quadragesimale de floribus sapientiae. ‘Feria quarta cinerum'. Incipit: ‘  “[F]aciem tuam laua” Mathaeus 5 [Mt 6,17]. Saluberrimum quidem carissimi iuuenes theologorum princeps . . .’ See Besutti–Serra I 182-3 for a summary of contents; Schneyer, ‘Winke', 234.


Imprint: Venice: Vindelinus de Spira, 18 Dec. 1476. Folio.


Collation: [*]10 [†]8 a–l10 m8 N6 n–z10 aa–ii10 kk12 ll–rr10 ss12 ſſ tt–zz [et et]10 [con con]6.

Remarks: Gathering [*] numbered from 2 to 5, gathering [†] from 6 to 9; neither gathering is signed.


ISTC: is00678000

Hain: HC *919;

Goff: Goff S‑678;

BMC: BMC V 248;

Proctor: Pr 4412;

Others: BSB‑Ink S‑522; CIBN S‑367; Oates 1767, 1768; Sheppard 3544.


Copy number: S-277(1)

Wanting the two preliminary gatherings ([*] and [†]) containing the table, also the blank leaves a1 and [con con5-6].

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled calf. Red-edged leaves.

Size: 311 × 225 × 90 mm.

Size of leaf: 300 × 192 mm.

Numerous drawings in brown ink illustrate the text, including also elaborate ‘nota' marks and pointing hands, in a contemporary French(?) hand in brown ink.

On a2r an initial ‘C' is supplied in gold within a ground half blue and half pink with white pen-work decoration, with foliate and floral extensions in the same colours into the margin. Other initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red; capital strokes in red.

Provenance: Oxford, University College; book-plate and shelfmark ‘KK.15.12'; ‘List of Rare Books', p. 3. Deposited in 1941 by the Master and Fellows of University College, Oxford.

SHELFMARK: Univ. Coll. c.14.

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