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Bod-Inc: T-101

Thomas àKempis

Imitatio Christi, et al.


Analysis of Content

[*1r] [Title-page.] ‘Tractatus de ymitatione Cristi cum tractatulo de meditatione cordis'.

[*2r] ‘Tabule'.

a1r [Thomas àKempis]: Imitatio Christi. ‘Tractatus aureus et perutilis de perfecta ymitatione Christi et uero mundi contemptu'. Thomas à Kempis, Opera, ed. Pohl, II 5-263.

y4r Gerson, Johannes: De meditatione cordis. Gerson, Oeuvres, VIII 77-84.


Imprint: [Ulm: Johann Zainer], 1487. 8°.


Collation: [*] a–z8.


ISTC: ii00013000

Hain: HC (+ Addenda) *9091;

Goff: Goff I‑13;

BMC: BMC II 530;

Proctor: Pr 2548;

Others: BSB‑Ink T‑172; CIBN T‑234; Copinger, Hand List, 35; Hillard 1067; Sack, Freiburg, 3471; Sheppard 1834.

LCN: 14533504


Copy number: T-101(1)

Wanting the blank leaves [*8] and z8.

Binding: Contemporary blind-tooled pigskin, very worn, over wooden boards; on the upper cover the initials Y B stamped. With two metal clasps and catches; rebacked in 1954. ‘B 189' in brown ink on a square paper label at the tail of the spine.

Size: 145 × 118 × 39 mm.

Size of leaf: 134 × 90 mm.

A few notes in German and in Latin in Kesler's hand on z6v and z7r-v, in brown and green ink.

Initials are supplied in red.

Provenance: Johannes Kesler (sixteenth century); inscription on z6v and z7r: ‘Das buch ist Johannis Kesler'. Irsee, Bavaria, Benedictines, S. Maria; printed label: ‘Zur R. Stift Irrseischen Biblioteck'. Augsburg, Bavaria, Staats- und Stadtbibliothek, probably 1833; old shelfmark: ‘8° Ink. 38' written in pencil on the rear pastedown and on a printed label pasted on the spine. Acquired in 1960 by exchange from the Staats- und Stadtbibliothek, Augsburg, the exchange value being DM 300; see ‘Bodley's American Friends', BLR 6,6 (1961), 642-3.

SHELFMARK: Don. f.404.

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