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Bod-Inc: T-096

Thomas àKempis

Imitatio Christi.


Analysis of Content

[*1v] ‘Tabule'.

a1r Gerson, Johannes [pseudo-; Thomas àKempis]: Imitatio Christi. ‘Incipit liber primus Johannis Gerson cancellarii parisiensis De imitatione Christi et de contemptu omnium uanitatum mundi'.’ Thomas à Kempis, Opera, ed. Pohl, II 5-263. Colophon: ‘’

f10r Colophon: ‘Johannis Gerson cancellarii parisiensis de contemptu mundi devotum et utile opusculum finit Mcccclxxxiii per Petrum loslein de langencen. alemanum Venetiis feliciter impressum. Laus Deo.’


Imprint: Venice: Peter Löslein, 1483. 4°.


Collation: [*2] a–e8 f10.


ISTC: ii00005000

Hain: HC (+ Addenda) 9085;

Goff: Goff I‑5;

BMC: BMC V 379;

Proctor: Pr 4903;

Others: BSB‑Ink T‑166; CIBN T‑226; Copinger, Hand List, 31; Sheppard 4005-6.

LCN: 14536682


Copy number: T-096(1)

Binding: Eighteenth-century(?) half parchment over yellow pasteboards, with manuscript title and imprint information along the spine. Dark green washed pastedowns.

Size: 214 × 145 × 12 mm.

Size of leaf: 207 × 137 mm.

Initials are supplied in red or blue, occasionally with reserved white or red pen-work decoration.

Provenance: Vedana, diocese of Belluno, Veneto, Carthusians, S. Marcus, 1455/67-1768; inscription on f1r: ‘Iste liber est Cartuxie Vedane'. Albergotti family (eighteenth century); ‘Albergotti' in pencil on the verso of the first front endleaf and ‘Albergotti double' written upside down on the recto of the rear endleaf. The same hand has added bibliographical information on the fourth front endleaf, in French. Dimitrij Petrovich, Count Boutourlin (1763-1829); armorial book-plate and shelfmark no. 323; see Catalogue (1831); purchased at his sale for £1. 5. 0: see sale catalogue (1841), lot 113 (‘113' in pencil on a slip of paper inserted in the book), and Books Purchased (1842), 21.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 6.48.

Copy number: T-096(2)

Wanting gathering [*].

Binding: Nineteenth-century red paper over pasteboards, patterned to look like crushed morocco. Title and imprint information printed in gold on the spine. Turquoise-edged leaves.

Size: 210 × 150 × 13 mm.

Size of leaf: 207 × 138 mm.

‘124' in red crayon in the upper left-hand corner of the front pastedown. A few ‘nota' marks in the rubricator's hand in red ink. Nineteenth-century bibliographical information in black ink, on the verso of the front endleaf.

Initials, paragraph marks, and chapter heading underlining are supplied in red; capital strokes in red.

Provenance: ‘J H' unidentified stamp in black ink on a1r. ‘E[/F?] G C' unidentified monogram stamped in black ink on a1r and f10r; see ‘EGC' written cursive in Auct. 3Q 4.9 (Bod-inc V‑162). Purchased for £0. 10. 6; see Books Purchased (1846), 16.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 7.13.

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