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Bod-Inc: T-249

Trithemius, Johannes

De scriptoribus ecclesiasticis (ed. Johannes Heynlin).


Analysis of Content

A1r [Title-page.]

A1v [Heynlin] de Lapide, Johannes: [Letter addressed to] Johannes Amerbach. Incipit: ‘Exhibuisti mihi nuper amatissime frater . . .’ Dated Charterhouse of Basel, 28 Aug. 1494.

A2r ‘Annotatio scriptorum'. Alphabetical list of authors.

a1r Trithemius, Johannes: [Letter addressed to] Johannes de Dalberg. Incipit: ‘[R]euerendissimo . . . Consueuerunt olim ueteres . . .’ Dated Sponheim, 26 Apr. 1492. Trithemius, De scriptoribus ecclesiasticis, ed. G. A. Fabricius, Bibliotheca ecclesiatica (Hamburg, 1718), Aaaa1r [= p. 1].

a1v Trithemius, Johannes: De scriptoribus ecclesiasticis. Edited by Johannes Heynlin, as stated in his letter. ‘Prologus'. Incipit: ‘[M]ultorum instantia saepe rogatus sum . . .’ ed. Fabricius Aaaa2r [= p. 3].

a2r Trithemius, Johannes: De scriptoribus ecclesiasticis. Incipit: ‘[C]lemens sanctae Romanae ecclesiae quartus . . .’ Explicit: subiuimus Johannes Trithemius, Opera historica, ed. Marquard Freher (Frankfurt am Main, 1601; repr. Frankfurt am Main, 1966), I 184-400; ed. Fabricius Aaaa2v -Mmmmmm2r [= p. 4-231]; see Arnold 250.

u7r Trithemius, Johannes: ‘Epistola responsiua ratione reddens cur inter ecclesiasticos scriptores multos saecularium litterarum professores posuerit' [addressed to] Albertus Morderer. Incipit: ‘Mirari te dicis . . .’ Dated Sponheim, 4 Apr. 1492. ed. Fabricius Aaaa1v [= p. 2].

u7v Brant, Sebastian: ‘In laudem Catalogi scriptorum ecclesiasticorum . . . commendatio'. Incipit: ‘Scriptores quicunque uelis nouisse probatos | Ecclesiae et quicquid quisque decoris habet'; 9 elegiac distichs.


Imprint: Basel: Johann Amerbach, [after 28 Aug.] 1494. Folio.

Remarks: The printer is named in the dedicatory letter.


Collation: A6 a–d8.6 e8 f–t8.6 u8.


ISTC: it00452000

Hain: HC *15613;

Goff: Goff T‑452;


Proctor: Pr 7601;

Others: BSB‑Ink T‑459; CIBN T‑327; Hillard 1991; Oates 2787-8; Rhodes 1733; Sack, Freiburg, 3502; Sheppard 2443.

LCN: 14718878


Copy number: T-249(1)

Bound with R‑063; see there for details of binding, decoration, and provenance.

Size of leaf: 292 × 192 mm.

In a contemporary German hand shelfmarks have been added next to the titles of works of certain authors, such as Athanasius of Alexandria, Ambrose, Augustine, Alcuin, Anselm, Alexander de Hales, Albertus Bishop of Regensburg, Alanus de Insulis, Augustinus de Anchona, Astesanus de Ast, Bernardinus Senensis, Antoninus Florentinus, Albertus de Eybe, Ambrosius de Cora, Marcus Antonius Sabellicus, Angelus Politianus, Baptista de Salis. The reference is in the following form: a letter in red ink followed by a number in brown ink.

Provenance: The present two items were not together before the present binding. See Benefactors' Register I 8a: ‘Jo. Tritenhem. Abbas de Script. Ecclesiast. fo. | 1494'; James, ‘Catalogus', (1602/3), fol. 123r; it is not found in James, Catalogus (1605), but is in James, Catalogus (1620), 499 (4o T 1 [Th.]); this may be identified with Auct. 1Q 3.7(1), the ‘numbered binding' indicating that the book was in a batch of books previously shelved in Duke Humfrey's Library, but then rebound in the 1820s for the ‘Auctarium'. Alternatively this item may actually be the copy presented by Philip Scudamore (fl. 1600; Benefactors' Register I 13b); for this see Jensen, ‘Benefactors' Register', no. 12.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 3.7(1).

Copy number: T-249(2)

Binding: Contemporary German (Tegernsee) blind-tooled calf(?) over wooden boards, with two metal clasps and catches, and four round bosses at each corner on the lower cover only. Triple fillets form a quadruple frame. On the upper cover, within the outer frame no stamps. Within the following frame a knotted(?) roll. Within the following frame no stamps. The inner rectangle is divided into three vertical compartments, each decorated with a floral and bird roll. On the lower cover, repeated crocketed cresting and, in the inner rectangle, the knotted(?) roll. Contemporary manuscript label with title at the head, and printed shelfmark label (Tegernsee): ‘M 38.Io’ at the tail of the upper cover. A later rectangular paper label with manuscript title is pasted at the head of the spine.

Size: 300 × 210 × 45 mm.

Size of leaf: 290 × 203 mm.

In the list of authors, some names are underlined, commented on, or occasionally added, in red ink, in a sixteenth-century hand. The same occurs in the text.

Initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red.

Provenance: Tegernsee, Bavaria, Benedictines, S. Quirinus; binding and inscription on A1r: ‘Iste liber est Ambrosii Ai[ ] | (different ink:) Nunc monasterii nostri Tegernsee 1532'. Edmund Waterton (1830-1887); his signature dated 1881 on the front pastedown. Revd Edmund McClure (†1922); book-plate. Albert Ehrman (1890-1969); armorial book-plate; purchased from Davis & Orioli in 1923 for £12. 12. 0; accession no. ‘659'. Presented in 1978 by John Ehrman.

SHELFMARK: Broxb. 94.4.

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