Imitatio Christi, et al.
Analysis of Content
[*1r] [Title-page.] ‘Gerson de ymitatione Cristi cum tractatulo de meditatione cordis'.
[a1r] Gerson, Johannes [pseudo-; 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, 87. 8°.
Collation: [* a–z8].
Hain: H *9093;
Goff: Goff I‑15;
BMC: BMC II 530;
Proctor: Pr 2546;
Others: BSB‑Ink T‑173; CIBN T‑233; Sack, Freiburg, 3470; Sheppard 1833.
Copy number: T-103(1)
Wanting the blank leaf [z8].
Binding: Contemporary German blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards, one clasp and catch missing. Bound in Weissenau, Premonstratensians, (EBDB w000056), stamps EBDB s003391, s003392, s00396 (ex informatione Bettina Wagner). Early manuscript title on two rectangular paper labels at the head of the spine. Leather index tabs. Triple fillets form a double frame. On the upper cover, within the outer frame a mythological animal within a circular stamp at each corner and a repeated lozenge-shaped dragon(?) stamp. The inner rectangle is decorated with a repeated rectangular eagle stamp. On the lower cover, within the outer frame the dragon stamp and a small floral stamp. Diagonal triple fillets divide the inner rectangle into four triangular compartments, each decorated with the circular mythological animal stamp.
Size: 160 × 110 × 40 mm.
Size of leaf: 149 × 98 mm.
A few marginal notes, mainly extracting key words, also ‘nota' marks and pointing hands, in an early German hand, in brown and red ink.
Initials, occasionally with red pen-work decoration, and paragraph marks are supplied in red; capital strokes in red.
Provenance: Windberg, Bavaria, Premonstratensians; inscription on [*1r]: ‘Fratrum in Windberg'; shelfmark(?): ‘3 N 7'. On the rear pastedown the following sixteenth-century inscriptions: ‘Johannes Velber'; ‘Joannis Podenstainer' (Bodenstainer?); ‘Joannes Widenmann 1538'; ‘Joannes Fabri 1549'. On [*1r]: ‘Johannis mei(?) Podenstainer canonicus apud Sanctum Joannem', in red ink. Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; ‘Dupl' and ‘51' in pencil on front pastedown. Acquired between 1847 and c.1892, probably in 1850; not in Catalogus (1843) with Appendix.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 5Q 6.7.
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