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Bod-Inc: U-012

Ursinus, Jason Alpheus



Analysis of Content

A1r [Title-page.]

A1v Trithemius, Johannes: [Letter addressed to] Heinricus de Buna [i.e. Bünau]. Incipit: ‘Jason Vrsinus poeta laureatus . . .’ Dated Sponheim, 22 Nov. 1496.

A2r [Ursinus], Jason Alpheus: Epistola [addressed to] Johannes [de Dalberg], Bishop of Worms. Incipit: ‘[A]nimaduerti reuerendissime pontifex Wormacias hac nostra in tempestate temporum varietate . . .’ Dated Trier (`Ex arce Confluentina Ermelsteyn Archipontificali Treuera, A cancelleria principis electori etc.'), 19 Oct. 1496.

A4r Ursinus, Jason Alpheus: Melpomeneion [dedicated to] Johannes Dalberg. Incipit: ‘Musa per inceptos calles mihi carminis equi | Incipe ludentes Cyreneas cingere myrthus'; hexameters. A collection of poems in various metres addressed to the Prince of Trier [i.e. Johannes von Baden, Archbishop of Trier(?)]; Ludolphus, chancellor to the Prince of Trier; Andreas, a local poet; Enrichus Philetus and Mathias Senechius, jurists of Trier; the Archdeacon of Trier; the Provost of Trier; the students of Trier; jurists of Trier; Maximilianus, I King of the Romans; Renatus de Anjou, ‘King of Sicily'; Jacobus, margrave of Baden; ‘ad principem electorem sacri Romani imperii per Galliam Archicancellarium suum dominum et Treuirorum Archipo.' [i.e. Johannes von Baden]; Johannes Trithemius; Fridericus IV von Baden, Bishop of Utrecht; Petrus Virreus [i.e. de Virey], Abbot of Clairvaux; Jacobus de Bussio, canon of Autun; Johannes Baptista Galeonus Ursinus, son of his sister; Johannes Sicheus, ‘electus in abbacia sancti Johannis in Rinckauia proper Maguntiam' [i.e. Johannisberg im Rheingau, Benedictines, S. Johannes Baptista].


Imprint: Mainz: Peter von Friedberg, [after 22 Nov.] 1496. 4°.


Collation: A B6 C4 D6.


ISTC: iu00070000

Hain: H *16104;

Goff: Goff U‑70;

BMC: BMC I 48;

Proctor: Pr 185;

Others: BSB‑Ink U‑79; CIBN U‑35; Sheppard 121.

LCN: 14801154


Copy number: U-012(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled half calf over brown cloth; bound for the Bodleian Library. Yellow-edged leaves.

Size: 205 × 145 × 8 mm.

Size of leaf: 198 × 138 mm.

On A1v, after the date of the letter: ‘In die Jacobi maioris anno 1504' in an early hand in brown ink. In the same hand a few marginal notes, mainly extracting key words, and vertical strokes marking capitals and punctuation, all up to A4v only.

Provenance: Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; ‘Dupl' in pencil on A1r and ‘998' in pencil on D6v. Acquired between 1847 and c.1892, probably in 1850; not in Catalogus (1843) with Appendix.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 5Q 6.48.

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