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Wireker, Nigellus

Speculum stultorum.


Analysis of Content

[a2r] Vigellus; [I.e. Wireker Nigellus: Letter addressed to] Guilhelmus [de Longchamps]. J. H. Mozley, ‘The Epistola ad Willelmum of Nigel Longchamps', Medium Aevum, 39 (1970), 13-20, at 17-20. The author is here named as ‘Vigellus'. For the identification of the dedicatee see Nigel de Longchamps, Speculum stultorum, ed. with introduction by John H. Mozley and Robert R. Raymo (Berkeley and Los Angeles, 1960), 2.

[a5r] [Wireker, Nigellus]: Speculum stultorum. Nigel de Longchamps, Speculum stultorum, ed. Mozley and Raymo, 31-117; on the authorship and the identity of the author see 1-2; on the text and its transmission see 9-28; see Sharpe, Latin Writers, no. 1128.


Imprint: [Utrecht: Nicolaus Ketelaer and Gerardus de Leempt, c.1474]. Folio.

Remarks: As dated by HPT; Sheppard dates [1473,4].


Collation: [a–i8].


ISTC: iw00063000

Hain: HC *16214;

Goff: Goff W‑63;


Proctor: Pr 8851;

Others: Amelung, ‘Niederländische Inkunabeln', 68; BSB‑Ink N‑183; Campbell 1727; CIBN W‑30; HPT II 446; ILC 2211; Oates 3310; Sheppard 6863; Nigel de Longchamps, Speculum stultorum, ed. Mozley and Raymo, 15, no. 1.

LCN: 14767423


Copy number: W-025(1)

Wanting sheets [a1.8], the first blank, and [h1.8], also leaf [g7].

Binding: Nineteenth-century half calf; bound for the Bodleian Library.

Size: 235 × 184 × 15 mm.

Size of leaf: 224 × 175 mm.

Early marginal annotations in Latin, structuring the text, also ‘nota' marks and underlining in the text in black ink. Also notes in English in a sixteenth-century hand on [a4r] (draft of the beginning of a letter), [e5v], and [i8r]. Early manuscript title on [a2r] and [i8v].

Provenance: John Selden (1584-1654); see MS. Selden Supra 111, fol. 49v: ‘Speculum stultorum. 4° vetus poema'. Presented in 1659.

SHELFMARK: 4o S 30 Art. Seld.

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