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Bod-Inc: T-251

Trithemius, Johannes

De triplici regione claustralium et spirituali exercitio monachorum, et al.


Analysis of Content

A1r [Title-page.]

A2r Trithemius, Johannes: [Letter addressed to] the participants to the annual chapter of the Benedictine congregation of Bursfeld. ‘Epistola . . . in opusculum de triplici regione claustralium'. Incipit: ‘[R]euerendis in Christo patribus . . . Parui preceptis uestris colendissimi patres . . .’ Dated Sponheim, 19 Aug. 1497. Paralipomena, ed. Busaeus, 563.

A3r [Trithemius, Johannes]: De triplici regione claustralium et spirituali exercitio monachorum. Incipit: ‘[C]um uite monastice statum . . .’ Explicit: amore radicatur Paralipomena, ed. Busaeus, 564-665; see Arnold 232-3. CIBN ascribes to Johannes Bursfeldensis with emendations by Tritheim.

M8v [Colophon.]

N1r [Trithemius, Johannes]: Compendium quotidiani spiritualis exercitii. Incipit: ‘Etsi formula spiritualis exercicii . . .’ Explicit: perseuerantibus esse renouatum Paralipomena, ed. Busaeus 566-660; see Arnold 232-33.


Imprint: Mainz: Peter von Friedberg, 6 Aug. 1498. 4°.


Collation: A–C8 D E6 F–M8 N6.


ISTC: it00456000

Hain: HC *15618;

Goff: Goff T‑456;

BMC: BMC I 49;

Proctor: Pr 188;

Others: BSB‑Ink T‑463; CIBN T‑329; Oates 65-6; Sack, Freiburg, 3501; Sheppard 124.

LCN: 14496907


Copy number: T-251(1)

Wanting A1 and gathering N.

Binding: Nineteenth-century half purple morocco over black cloth; bound for the Bodleian Library. Green-edged leaves.

Size: 196 × 140 × 20 mm.

Size of leaf: 190 × 128 mm.

Some marginal notes, mainly extracting key words, in a number of early German hands, in brown and red ink. Also pen-trials, drawings of monks' faces and flower-pots, pointing hands, ‘nota' marks, and manuscript foliation: 1-89.

Initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red; capital strokes in red.

Provenance: On I3r within the manuscript initial Q is drawn an unidentified coat of arms flanked by the letters: ‘S W | N P'. Purchased from Joseph Baer & Co., Catalogue 143, no. 249, for 10 Marks; see Library Bills (1884).

SHELFMARK: Auct. 7Q 5.35.

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