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Bod-Inc: (T-094)

Thomas àKempis

Hortulus rosarum.


Analysis of Content

a1r ‘Ortulus rosarum liber deuotus'.

a1v [List of contents.]

a1v [Thomas àKempis]: Hortulus rosarum. ‘De bona societate querenda et mala cauenda'. Thomas à Kempis, Opera, ed. Pohl, IV 3-50.

c2r ‘Utile documentum pro illis qui quotidie uel frequenter confitentur'. Incipit: ‘Nota quod secundum beatum Bernardum et aliquos alios doctores deuotos . . .’ Explicit: misericordia diffidens

c3r Bernardus Claravallensis: ‘Oratio ad dominum Iesum et eius matrem quam composuit beatus Bernardus'. See Chevalier, Rep. hymn., no. 19710; PL CLXXXIV 1323-6.

c5v Bernardus Claravallensis: ‘Alia oratio beati Bernardi ad beatam Mariam'. AH XXXII 142-45 no. 97; See Chevalier, Rep. hymn., no. 11673.


Imprint: [Paris: Étienne Jehannot] for Jean Petit, [c.1503]. 8°.

Remarks: Dated [c.1503] from the device by Moreau; Sheppard dates [c.1499].


Collation: a–c8.

Types: Types: 96 G, 65 G*.

Leaves: 24 leaves, the last blank.

Line number: 31 lines (a2v).

Type area: Type area: 101 ×62 mm (a2v).

Illustrations: Lombards.


ISTC: it00356300, it00356720

Proctor: Not in Pr;

Others: CIBN II p. 662; Moreau I 117: 130; Sheppard 6508-10.


Copy number: (T-094)(1)

Bound with:
1. Christopher Saint German, Dialogus de fundamentis legum Anglie et de conscientia. London: John Rastell, 1528 (STC 21559);
2. Thys is a true copy of the ordynaunce . . . London: Nicholas Hill, [1546] (STC 7702);
3. The maner of kepynge a court baron and a lete. London: [Nicholas Hill, for] Henry Smyth, 1546 (STC 7718);
4. Bonaventura, Incendium amoris. London: Wynkyn de Worde, 6 Feb. 1511 (STC 3273).

Leaves b6-7 slightly mutilated.

Binding: Eighteenth-century English mottled calf, the spine gold-tooled.

Size: 133 × 94 × 25 mm.

Size of leaf: 128 × 85 mm.

On A1r quotations from Seneca and Aristotle in Emilie's hand; many marginal notes in his hand on item 1. On A8v of item 2 a note in English in a sixteenth-century hand in brown ink: ‘morninge is my yoye and fishing is my foode fawteless I brede annoy and under foot am trode but wise men do me know of lerned kind for to procede wherefore I wil not stray to go into light voyd of direful dread'. On C7v of item 5 a 5-line note in Greek on human wickedness, beginning: ’ ὁ γὰρ κόσμος οὐ μόνον τοὺς φιλαργύρους καὶ τοὺς κλέπτους(!) καὶ μοιχὸυς περιέχει.

Provenance: Theophilus Emilie (1583–after 1620); inscription on A1r of item 1: ‘Theop. Emilye | Nec aquila, nec scarabo/aeus'. John Shepreve (1509?–1542); ‘J. S.' on c8r of item 5. Nathaniel Crynes (1686-1745); stamp on E4r of item 3. Bequeathed in 1745.

SHELFMARK: Crynes 868(5).

Copy number: (T-094)(2)

Bound with A‑586; see there for for details of binding and provenance.

Size of leaf: 126 × 89 mm.

A few interlinear corrections in an early hand in brown ink.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 7Q 5.18(3).

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