Monastic provenances of early printed books in Bodleian collections: case 5

Aristoteles’ Opera from the Premonstratensians of Weissenau       Aristoteles, Opera Venice: A. Torresanus and B. de Blavis (in part for Johannes de Colonia), 1483. Folio (ISTC ia00962000; Bod-inc A-387(1)). Bodleian Library Auct. P inf. 1.3         Provenance: Weissenau, Württemberg, dioc. of Konstanz, Premonstratensians, SS.Petrus et Paulus Founded in 1145, dissolved in 1802. […]

Monastic provenances of early printed books in Bodleian collections: case 4

An Augustinus from the Augustinian Canons regular of the Lateran congregation of Padua  Augustinus, De civitate Dei Venice: Johannes and Vindelinus de Spira, 1470. Folio (ISTC ia01233000; Bod-inc A-520). Bodleian Library: Broxb. 18.10 Provenance: Petrus de Montagnana (d. 1478), grammarian and bibliophile Padua, Augustinian Canons Regular of the Lateran Congregation, S. Johannes Baptista in Viridario, […]

Monastic provenances of early printed books in Bodleian collections: case 3

An incunable from the Benedictines of Fiecht (Tyrol) Hugo de Sancto Victore, Didascalicon [Strasbourg: Printer of Henricus Ariminensis (Georg Reyser?), not after 1474] (ISTC ih00532000; Bod-inc H-242(1)). Bodleian Library: Auct. 6Q 5.7 Provenance: Caspar Augsburger, Abbot of St Georgenberg (1469-91) Fol. a1r: Within the South-German decorated border the arms of Caspar Augsburger and of the monastery: […]

Case studies: evidence and provenance histories of monastic books now in the Bodleian Library

In anticipation of the conference “How the secularisation of religious houses transformed the libraries of Europe, 16th-19th centuries”  (22-24th March 2012, Oxford), some monastic books now in Bodleian collections are shown here. Clicking on each picture below will lead to more extended articles about the Bodleian’s incunable, its monastic provenance and further indication of where else in the world […]

Monastic provenances of early printed books in Bodleian collections: case 2

An incunable from the Benedictines of Tegernsee Gualtherus Burlaeus, De vita et moribus philosophorum [short edition] [Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, not after 1473]. Folio (ISTC ib01319000; Bod-inc B-610(1)) Bodleian Library: Auct. 2Q 3.46(1) Provenance: Andreas Hindermair (fl. 1479-93) chaplain of Passau Inscription on front pastedown: “Istum librum comparauit dominus Andreas Hindermair capellanus capelle omnium sanctorum Patavie pro […]

Monastic provenances of early printed books in Bodleian collections: case 1

A Bible from the Benedictines of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice Biblia Latina Venice: Franciscus Renner, de Heilbronn, 1480. Folio and 4o (ISTC ib00566000; Bod-inc B-275) Bodleian Library: Auct. M 2.12 Provenance: Venice, Benedictines, S. Georgius maior [San Giorgio Maggiore], from 1429 a member of the Congregation of Sta Justina of Padua. The institution was dissolved […]

Adventures in Provenance : the Gough Missals card index

from Sarah Stewart As part of my SCONUL graduate library traineeship, I spent a week in Rare Books and Special Collections at the Bodleian Library, gaining a basic experience and understanding of rare and antiquarian book acquisitions, cataloguing and provenance. One of my projects during this week involved investigating provenance and cataloguing of a collection […]

Bodleian Master classes in 2015-16: retrospect

The master classes programme presents scholars discussing materials from Bodleian special collections. In 2015-16 the programme included discussions of the letter forms, musical notation, provenance, and artistic content of Bodleian manuscripts and printed books, including the ’12 millionth book’, acquired in 2015, Shelley’s Poetical Essay. 21 October 2015: Stephen Greenblatt (Harvard/Humanitas Visiting Professor) The rise and fall […]