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Wimpfeling, Jacobus

Elegantiarum medulla oratoriaque praecepta, et al.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a1v Wimpfeling, Jacobus: [Letter addressed to] Theodoricus Gresemundus. Jakob Wimpfeling, Briefwechsel, ed. Otto Herding and Dieter Mertens, Jakobi Wimpfelingi opera selecta, 3/1, I (Munich, 1990), 211-13, no. 35.

a2r Gresemundus, Theodoricus: [Letter addressed to] Jacobus Wimpfeling. Wimpfeling, Briefwechsel, ed. Herding and Mertens, I 214-15, no. 36.

a3r Wimpfeling, Jacobus: Elegantiarum medulla oratoriaque praecepta. Incipit: ‘Capitulum primum De litterarum syllabarumque iunctura. [N]imius vocalium (presertim earundem) concursus eui tandem est . . .’

e7r Wimpfeling, Jacobus: ‘Cautela' [addressed to] Theodoricus Gresemundus. Incipit: ‘Nemo semper speret dicendi nobilissimam artem repente consequi posse . . .’

e7v Gresemundus, Theodoricus: [Letter addressed to the reader.] Incipit: ‘[H]abes, humanissime lector, utile doctissimi viri Jacobi Wympfelingi . . .’


Imprint: [Speier: Conrad Hist, after 16 Oct. 1493]. 4°.

Remarks: As dated by BSB‑Ink; Sheppard dates [c.1495-7], from the evidence of the types used.


Collation: a–d6.4 e8.

Types: Types: 180, first two lines of titles, headlines, etc.; 92, remainder of title; 71.

Leaves: 28 leaves, the last blank.

Line number: 39 lines, plus headline (a5r).

Type area: Type area: 140 (152) ×91 mm (a5r).


ISTC: iw00030200

Hain: H *16166;

Goff: Goff W‑28;

Proctor: Pr 2424;

Others: BSB‑Ink W‑59; Engel–Stalla col. 1662; Pellechet MS. 11816; Sheppard 1761.

LCN: 14766015


Copy number: W-015(1)

Bound with A‑360; see there for details of binding and acquisition.

Size of leaf: 205 × 140 mm.

The date of Gresmund's concluding address, noted by H, ‘17 kal. Nou. a. 1493', is omitted.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q 6.13(4).

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