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De consideratione ad Eugenium libri V; De praecepto et dispensatione libellus, [edited by Henricus Cuyckius], 1571

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Record ID cp011242
Voet reference number 642
Museum Plantin-Moretus
Author BERNARDUS OF CLAIRVAUX
Title page transcription S. BERNARDI ‖ ABBAT. CLARÆVALLIS ‖ DE CONSIDERATIONE ‖ AD EVGENIVM ‖ LIBRI V. ‖ EIVSDEM De praecepto, & dispensatione libellus: ‖ Diligentia HENRICI CVYCKII ‖ ad vetustissima exemplaria castigati, & ‖ argumentis atque notis illustrati. ‖ ⊕ 18 ‖ ANTVERPIÆ, ‖ Ex officina Christophori Plantini, ‖ Regij Prototypographi. ‖ M.D.LXXI.
Collation 16mo [86]: A-Y⁸; pages 1-347, [348-352]
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Pages [1]: Title [2]: Blank 3-10: Ad…dominum D. Antonium Carafa cardinalem (Louvain, 1 January 1571, signed by Henricus Cuyckius Culenburgensis; italic type) [11]-347: Text (parts in italic type, marginals in roman type) [348]: List of manuscripts used [348-351]: Variants given by these manuscripts and used for the text (on two columns, parts in italic type) [352]: approbation (Louvain, 8 January 1571, signed by Thomas Gozeus à Bellemonte)
Edition information
Copies KBR Royal Library of Belgium - II 28977  
Bibliographical references Ruelens-de Backer, page 109 (1571, no. 9)
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Note 1 Edition by Henricus Cuyckius of two treatises of Bernardus: De consideratione libri V, a kind of conscience-examination for the higher ecclesiastical authorities, addressed to Pope Eugenius III, and written between 1149 and 1152/1153 (pages 11-241), and De praecepto et dispensatione, written before 1143 (pages 241-347). The editor used some 7 manuscripts, detailed on page 348.
Note 2 In the foreword to Cardinal Caraffa, Cuyckius explains that the Italian cardinal, having already urged Plantin to print some works of church-fathers and important theologians - including Gregorius Nazianzenus, Hieronymus and Ambrosius - had asked the printer to publish also these writings of Bernardus. Plantin, willing to oblige the prelate, had addressed himself to Cuyckius for a careful revision of the text.
Note 3 From Plantin's correspondence it is indeed clear that from Rome Cardinal Caraffa, with the attendants of Cardinal Granvelle in the Netherlands acting as middlemen, has pressed Plantin to print these opuscula: cf. Correspondance de C. Plantin, II, no. 245 (Plantin to Cardinal Granvelle, 22 October 1570: '…Rme. card. Caraffa, pour lequel aussi je me prépare d'imprimer D. Bernardum de Consideratione ad Eugenium, in 16⁰, estant adverti, ces jours passés, par mondict Sr. l'Archidiacre de Malines, qu'il désiroit veoir ledict livret en telle forme'), and no. 260 (Plantin to de Goneville, 'auditeur' of Cardinal Granvelle, 9 February 1571: 'J'envoye ici pareillement le commencement de S. Bernardus de Consideratione ad Eugenium que Monsgr. le Provost d'Aire [= Archidiacre de Malines] m'avoit adverty estre désiré par l'illustrissime Cardinal Caraffa…').
Note 4 The printing started thus in January-February 1571. On 25 February 1571 Plantin mailed to Granvelle some other sheets achieved in the meantime (Correspondance de C. Plantin, II, no. 263) and on 21 March 1571 a complete copy of the work (Correspondance de C. Plantin, II, no. 266).
Note 5 Listed in M 296, folio 2 recto (Bernardus de consideratione etc., 16⁰, f[euilles] -, [price:] stuivers 2½'), and M 164, folio 3 verso.
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