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Bod-Inc: W-017

Wimpfeling, Jacobus

Oratio quaerulosa contra invasores sacerdotum.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a2r [Wimpfeling, Jacobus]: Oratio quaerulosa contra invasores sacerdotum. ‘Flaminum vatum sacerdotum gymnosophistarum philosophorum druidum in testipremos conquestio' [addressed to] Alexander [VI], Pont. Max. Incipit: ‘Si unquam, beatissime maximeque pontifex Alexander, opus fuit auxilio . . .’ Explicit: quos neque maximi quidem

a9v [Wimpfeling, Jacobus(?): Verse.] Incipit: ‘Imperatores ausi fuerunt unquam diiudicare | Impie tu latro quem certe lamia tygris'; 14 lines of verse.


Imprint: [Basel?: Johann Bergmann, de Olpe, c.1495]. 4°.

Remarks: Pr assigns to an anonymous press, after 1500, and the book was excluded from BMC. It was then re-assigned at the BM to [Bergmann, c.1495] (attribution and dating used by Sheppard). CIBN, however, points out distinctions between some of the types used and those known in Bergmann's work; BSB‑Ink assigns to [Bergmann] and dates [c.1494-5].


Collation: a10.

Types: Type: 109 R.

Leaves: 10 leaves.

Line number: 28 lines (a2v).

Type area: Type area: 153 ×112 mm (a2v).


ISTC: iw00046000

Hain: H *16192;

Goff: Goff W‑46;

BMC: BM STC (Germany), p. 663;

Proctor: Pr p. 852;

Others: BSB‑Ink W‑70; CIBN II p. 758; Pellechet MS. 11825; Sheppard 2554.

LCN: 14766005


Copy number: W-017(1)

Wanting title-page, a1, and the blank leaf, a10.

Binding: Calf, with double gold-tooled fillets on both covers, and gold-tooled turn-ins; marbled pastedowns; gilt-edged leaves.

Size: 202 × 143 × 11 mm.

Size of leaf: 197 × 135 mm.

Provenance: Paris, Barnabites, S. Eligius; inscription on a2r in a sixteenth-century hand (after 1535, the date when Paul VI, Pont. Max. allowed the order to use the style ‘Clerici Regulares S. Pauli', for which see Paul and Marie-Louise Biver, Abbayes, monastères et couvents de Paris (Paris, 1970), 465 (foundation of order at 464, suppression at 469): ‘Collegii S. Eligii Parisiensis Clericorum Regularium S. Pauli'; circular stamp on a2r (reproduced in Alfred Franklin, Les anciennes bibliothèques de Paris, III (Paris, 1873), 9). Date of acquisition unknown; the shelfmark suggests a date in the late 1830s or early 1840s.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 6.42.

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