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Bod-Inc: V-143

Virdung, Johannes

Almanac, 1495 [Latin]. For Heidelberg.


Analysis of Content

Printed side Virdung, Johannes: Almanac, 1495. Incipit: ‘Pro laude regis eterni eiusque intemerate virginis Marie gloria et illustrissimi principis Philippi comites(!) Palatini Rheni honore . . .’ See E. Zinner, Geschichte und Bibliographie der astronomischen Literatur in Deutschland zur Zeit der Renaissance, 2nd edn (Stuttgart, 1964), 594; VL X 373-5.


Imprint: [Leipzig: Conrad Kachelofen, c.1495]. Broadside.


Illustrations: Woodcut.


ISTC: iv00301300

Proctor: Not in Pr;

Others: E 1489; Schreiber V 3232; not in Sheppard.

LCN: 14766257


Copy number: V-143(1)

Binding: Stored in a modern tan cloth document wallet.

Size of leaf: 492 × c.340 mm.

The verso is heavily annotated in Latin and Czech in a contemporary hand, dated 1497 in brown ink. It contains a memorandum of an administrative and legal character including debts and imprisonment, records of transactions involving property, in Třebíz, near Prague, and includes place and personal names, and names of town officials; ex informatione Jim Naughton.

Provenance: Albert Ehrman (1890-1969); armorial book-plate; purchased from Lathrop Colgate Harper in 1955 for £162; accession no. ‘R 1324'. Presented in 1978 by John Ehrman.

SHELFMARK: Broxb. 95.26.

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