Antiquariat Jürgen Dinter

Bernardus Claravallensis

[…] Isagoge in Musicam […] — Leipzig 1517

Contentorum in hoc volumine index: Isagoge in Musicam […] Opus musicum […] Appendix de inflectionibus octo tonorum. Modulus psallendi metri primi. Institutio […] quomodo psallendum. Formula procunciandi lectiones et collectas in divinis officiis. — Leipzig, Melchior Lotter, 1517. Sold.

First edition of Bernard’s (or ps.-Bernard’s) writings on music.

4to (250 x 142 mm). A-B8 C4 D-G8 H-I4: (59) leaves of 60 (A4 in facsimile; 2 folded table in facsimile). Printed in red and black throughout. 8 wormholes at the beginning, from leaf E8 onwards just one marginal wormhole. Paper restoration in lower blank margin of D8. 19th century half leather , gilt title on spine. Rare.

Edited by Michael Schmelzer. At beginning and end poems by Hermann Tulichius and Hieronymus Adam. Epistola dedicatoria to Martin of Lochau (see next lot).

Eitner, Biogr.-bibliogr. Quellenlexikon der Musiker und Musikgelehrten … I, 474.

Kiesewetter, Guido von Arezzo, Leipzig 1840, pp. 48ff. (An analysis of the authorship of the book).

VD16 B 1951 (Berlin, lacking 14 leaves, Wolfenbüttel, Leipzig, Düsseldorf). Kiesewetter mentions an incomplete copy in the library of the „Musikverein“ in Vienna, which has 55 leaves only. Not in Adams, BL/STC, Soltész.