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Bod-Inc: S-317

Stella clericorum


Analysis of Content

a2r Stella clericorum. Stella clericorum, ed. E. H. Reiter, Toronto Medieval Latin Texts, 23 (Toronto, 1997), 17-50, with variations, and continuation on an additional three leaves of text (b4r –b6v); incipit: ‘Cauete uobis praelatuli uoratores ut catuli mortem non attenditis . . .'; explicit: ‘aqua ad lauacrum baptismi sacrificandum.’ For the different versions of the text and the title see Stella clericorum, ed. Reiter, 1-11; see also E. H. Reiter, ‘The Reader as Author of the Self-produced Manuscript: Reading and Rewriting Popular Latin Theology in the late Middle Ages', Viator, 27 (1996), 151-69, at 157-63.

b7r [Poem on the work.] ‘In laudem libelli'. Incipit: ‘Aspice presentis O clerice dicta libelli | Nomen pastoris quisquis habere uoles |'; 8 elegiac distichs. This acrostic poem spells the name of the printer Antoine Caillaut.


Imprint: [Paris]: Antoine Caillaut, [after 19 Aug. 1483]. 4°.

Remarks: As dated by CIBN; Sheppard dates [1483-4].


Collation: a b8.

Types: Type: 81 G.

Leaves: 16 leaves.

Line number: 32 lines (a3r).

Type area: Type area: 130 ×92 mm (a3r).


ISTC: is00766100

Hain: C 5638;

Proctor: not in Pr;

Others: CIBN S‑449; Pellechet MS. 10758; Sheppard 6184.


Copy number: S-317(1)

Wanting the blank leaf B8.

Leaf a2r l. 1: ‘ſtella'; leaf b7r, l. 7: ‘ . . . clerico'.

Binding: Twentieth-century calf.

Size: 206 × 143 × 11 mm.

Size of leaf: 202 × 140 mm.

Some marginal notes in a contemporary hand, supplying underlining, three dots and tail, and ‘nota' signs.

Provenance: Arthur Kay (†1939); see initials ‘A. K.' on book-plate on front pastedown. Purchased in 1930; see Annual Report of the Curators of the Bodleian Library, Oxford University Gazette, 25 Feb. 1931, 360, and BQR 6,68 (1930), 217.

FORMER SHELFMARK: Inc. e. F1.1495.2.

SHELFMARK: Inc. e. F1.9.

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