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Bod-Inc: V-117

Versehung des Leibs [German]


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.] ‘Versehung Leib Seler unnd Gutt'.

a2r [Laufenberg, Heinrich]: Versehung des Leibs. [Also known as Versehung von Leib, Seele, Ehre und Gut.] Incipit: ‘[D]o durch bye maynung unnd inenhalt solichs puchs verstanden werd . . . in dem neuen und achzigisten iar'. H. H. Menge, Das ‘Regimen' Heinrich Laufenbergs. Textologische Untersuchung und Edition, Göppinger Arbeiten zur Germanistik, 184 (Göppingen, 1976), 38-120, but with this edition not listed. A German translation of Laufenberg's ‘Regimen'; see VL V 614-25, at 616-18.

z1r ‘Register'.


Imprint: Nuremberg: [Peter Wagner, 14]89. 4°.

Remarks: As assigned by Goff. Pr assigns to [Conrad Zeninger].


Collation: a–v8 x y6 z10.

Illustrations: Woodcuts after the designs of Israel von Meckenem; see Oscar Jennings, Early Woodcut Initials (London, 1908), 26-7.


ISTC: iv00235000

Hain: HC *16019;

Goff: Goff V‑235;

BMC: BMC II 463;

Proctor: Pr 2244;

Others: BSB‑Ink V‑144; Schramm XVIII p. 18; Schreiber V 5423; not in Sheppard; Karl Sudhoff, Deutsche medizinische Inkunabeln. Bibliographisch-literarische Untersuchungen, Studien zur Geschichte der Medizin, 2/3 (Leipzig, 1908), 209-10, no. 230. Microfiche: Unit 14: Medical Incunabula: Part IV, MI 63.

LCN: 14694956


Copy number: V-117(1)

Binding: Early sixteenth-century German blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, with two metal clasps and catches; rebacked. Formerly chained: staple-marks of a hasp at the head of the lower cover. On the upper cover fillets form the outer border within which is a repeated small foliate stamp and a repeated semi-circular decorative stamp. Fillets form a frame within which is a different small decorative stamp and dots, all repeated. Double fillets form a further frame. Further double fillets form the inner rectangle which is decorated with a repeated small stamp, lettered ‘mat', the first foliate stamp, and a centre-piece in the shape of the sun, made up of a (now worn) circular stamp in the middle, with the semi-circular decorative stamp repeated and radiating out and with the second foliate stamp at the end of each ray. On the lower cover, fillets form the outer border, within which is the repeated (first) small foliate stamp. Fillets form a frame within which is repeated the small decorative stamp and dots. Fillets form a further frame. Double fillets form the inner rectangle which is decorated with the first small foliate stamp, repeated.

Size: 204 × 153 × 45 mm.

Size of leaf: 201 × 148 mm.

Marginal notes in various parts of the text and, on z10, containing medical remedies in a Bavarian dialect, in two sixteenth-century German hands in brown ink.

Provenance: On z9v the printed book-label is completed with the following inscription: ‘Stifft der Swester in der Eidler(?)'. Within the empty arms, an arrow directed upwards from right to left, in brown ink, surrounded by rosary beads, with a cross, in a circle, in red ink. Albert Ehrman (1890-1969); armorial book-plate; purchased from Martin Breslauer in 1950 for £175; accession no. ‘R 841'. Presented in 1978 by John Ehrman.

SHELFMARK: Broxb. 29.7.

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