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Trithemius, Johannes

Catalogus illustrium virorum Germaniae.


Analysis of Content

[*1r] [Title-page.] ‘Catalogus illustrium uirorum Germaniam suis ingeniis et lucubrationibus omnifariam exornantium'.

[*1v] Herbenus, Matthaeus: [Letter addressed to] Jodocus Beisselius. Incipit: ‘[C]um nuper e solo paterno ad ulteriores Germanie partes . . .’ Dated Sponheim, 14 Aug. 1495.

[*2v] ‘Tabula secundum ordinem alphabeti'.

[*6v] Herbenus, Matthaeus: Epigramma in librum de scriptoribus Germanis. Incipit: ‘I sacer in medium satis expectate libelle | Gloria Theutonum quo mage sole nitet'; 3 elegiac distichs.

[*6v] Sicamber de Venray, Rutgerus: Carmen in eundem librum. Incipit: ‘Hoc opus eximium legito claros Alemannos | Inuenies Italis uiribus esse pares'; 5 elegiac distichs.

A1r Trithemius, Johannes: [Letter addressed to] Jacobus Wimpfeling. Incipit: ‘[Q]uoniam sunt nonnulli (Iacobe Vimpfelinge amantissime) . . .’ Dated Sponheim, 8 Feb. 1491.

A2v Trithemius, Johannes: Catalogus illustrium virorum Germaniae. ‘Prefatio' [addressed to] Jacobus Wimpfeling. Incipit: ‘[A]lemania (que propter bonorum omnium fertilitatem . . .’ Johannes Trithemius, Opera historica, ed. Marquard Freher (Frankfurt am Main, 1601; repr. Frankfurt am Main, 1966), I 121-83; see Arnold 244.

A3r Trithemius, Johannes: Catalogus illustrium virorum Germaniae. Incipit: ‘[M]aximus septimus ecclesie Maguntinensis episcopus . . .’ Explicit: habeto commendatum Dated Sponheim, 31 July 1495.

O1r Wimpfeling, Jacobus: ‘Epistola in additiones cathalogi Germanorum' [addressed to] Johannes Trithemius. Incipit: ‘Tanta est tue paternitatis innata quidem humanitas . . .’ Dated Speier, 17 Sept. 1492.

O4r Wimpfeling, Jacobus: ‘Prosthesis siue additio illustrium Germanorum . . .post cathalogum domini Johannis Tritemii abbatis Spanhemensis composita'. Incipit: ‘[C]um nuper cathalogum illustrium uirorum . . .’ Explicit: laborauimus


Imprint: [Mainz: Peter von Friedberg, after 14 Aug. 1495]. 4°.


Collation: [*6] A–M6 N4 O6.


ISTC: it00433000

Hain: H *15615;

Goff: Goff T‑433;

BMC: BMC I 47;

Proctor: Pr 179;

Others: BSB‑Ink T‑443; CIBN T‑321; Sack, Freiburg, 3497; Sheppard 117.

LCN: 14717618


Copy number: T-240(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century half calf over marbled paper boards; bound for Kloß. Purple-edged leaves.

Size: 202 × 143 × 16 mm.

Size of leaf: 197 × 135 mm.

A few marginal notes, mainly extracting key words or references, in an early hand in brown ink. On F3v information is provided on another member of the de Witlich family, dating to 1587, probably in de Manderscheit's hand.

Provenance: Count Johannes de Manderscheit (sixteenth century); inscription on [*1r]: ‘Liber nobilis et generosi Comitis Johannis de Manderscheit'. Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label; sale (1835), lot 3614; purchased for £0. 4. 6; see Books Purchased (1835), 28.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 5.49.

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