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Bod-Inc: W-027

Wireker, Nigellus

Speculum stultorum.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a2r Vigellus; [I.e. Wireker, Nigellus: Letter addressed to] Guilhelmus [de Longchamps]. See W‑025.

a4r [Wireker, Nigellus]: Speculum stultorum. See W‑025; the last line of the incunable edition reads ‘Atque pio Nato sit cui laus et honor', rather than ‘Felici Nato, quod roget omnis homo'.


Imprint: Cologne: [Cornelis de Zierikzee], 28 Feb. 1499. 4°.


Collation: a–f6.6.4 g h6 i k4 l6 m–o4.

Illustrations: Woodcuts: see Schramm.


ISTC: iw00067000

Hain: HC *16218;

Goff: Goff W‑67;

BMC: BMC I 307;

Proctor: Pr 1491;

Others: BSB‑Ink N‑185; Oates 853; Schramm VIII p. 27; Schreiber V 5486; Sheppard 1100-1; Nigel de Longchamps, Speculum stultorum, ed. Mozley and Raymo, 16, no. 4; Voulliéme, Köln, 1271.

LCN: 14767439, 14767500


Copy number: W-027(1)

Bound with H‑034; see there for details of binding.

Size of leaf: 202 × 140 mm.

Without the inscription of the woodcut on c1r. Variant readings: a4r, l. 2: ‘ . . . guillerme . . .'; a5r, l. 13: ‘ . . . quōdā . . .'; o3r, l. 26: ‘Atqƺ pio . . .'; l. 28: ‘Finis . . .'; l. 29: ‘ . . . incarnatiōis | . . .’

Scribbles on o3r.

Provenance and date of acquisition unknown; in the Library by the nineteenth century (date of binding), but not identified in Fysher, Catalogus.

SHELFMARK: 4o D 20(5) Jur.

Copy number: W-027(2)

Bound with R‑049; see there for details of binding, decoration, and provenance.

Size of leaf: 195 × 132 mm.

Agreeing with the preceeding copy in the variants noted. Without the inscription on the woodcuts on c1r and d1v.

Marginal notes, all apparently in one hand, including corrections to the text in black ink, with words in the text underlined in red crayon. On g4v and g5r, 6 and 12 lines of verse respectively have been supplied, in the same hand that provided the corrections. The verses begin, respectively: ‘Ingrediar miles ne candida pallia desint | Sed tunc ad bellum non rediturus ero'; and ‘Sed quia diversæ species sunt relligionis | Nescio præcipue quæ sit habenda mihi'.

SHELFMARK: Douce 82(1).

Copy number: W-027(3)

Not in Sheppard.

Bound with A‑146(3); see there for details of binding and provenance.

Sheet e3.4 only.

Size of fragment: 185 × 132 mm.

SHELFMARK: Gibson 403*(8).

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