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Bod-Inc: T-095

Thomas àKempis

Imitatio Christi.


Analysis of Content

[a1r] Thomas àKempis: Imitatio Christi. ‘Libellus consolatorius ad instructionem deuotorum'.’ Thomas à Kempis, Opera, ed. Pohl, II 5-263. In the colophon the author is named ‘Thome montis sancte Agnetis in Traiecto regularis canonici'.

[b6r] ‘Tabula'. A list of contents follows each book.


Imprint: [Augsburg]: Günther Zainer, [before 1473]. Folio.

Remarks: This item will be treated by GW as one of the constituent parts of an edition: see A‑513.


Collation: [a–g10 h6].


ISTC: ii00004000

Hain: H *8589 (VII, fols 111-86);

Goff: Goff I‑4;

BMC: BMC II 318;

Proctor: Pr 1566;

Others: BSB‑Ink T‑165; CIBN H‑118; Copinger, Hand List, 28; Sheppard 1134-5. Facsimile: with introduction by C. W. J. Knox Little (London, 1893).

LCN: 14536699


Copy number: T-095(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century(?) parchment over pasteboards. Brown leather index tabs.

Size: 319 × 220 × 30 mm.

Size of leaf: 311 × 202 mm.

Contemporary signatures, in brown ink, are visible in the lower margins, as well as some folio numbering in arabic numerals. Some marginal notes, mainly providing corrections to the text, but also extraction of key words, in an early humanist hand in light brown ink. Also a lot of underlining in red.

Initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red, occasionally with reserved white decoration. Capital strokes in red.

Provenance: Vienna, Dominicans, S. Maria; inscription on [a1r]: ‘Iste liber est conuentus Wienn[ensis] ordinis fratrum predicatorum in Austria'. Purchased for £2. 2. 0; see Books Purchased (1851), 40.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q 2.36.

Copy number: T-095(2)

Binding: Nineteenth-century paper boards. Manuscript title on a rectangular paper label pasted at the head of the spine.

Size: 322 × 225 × 20 mm.

Size of leaf: 315 × 215 mm.

‘3' and an authorship note in a contemporary German hand in brown ink, on [a1r].

On [b6v] a five-line initial ‘R' is supplied in turquoise with black pen-work decoration, within a square green ground with yellow pen-work decoration; with floral, foliate, and anthropomorphic decoration in pink/brown, turquoise, and green. Other initials, occasionally with anthropomorphic pen-work decoration, paragraph marks, and chapter heading underlining are supplied in red; capital strokes in red.

Provenance: Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; stamp on [a1r] and [h6v]: ‘Bibliotheca Regia Monacensis'; also ‘Inc. s.a. 763' in pencil on the front pastedown and on [a1r]. Purchased for £11. 3. 0; see Books Purchased (1858), 60.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 4Q 4.1.

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