I have had three copies of this book and I loved them all, But this one is the Best!

Echoes from the Vault

The bottom of leaf 9 recto of Werner Rolevinck’s Fasciculus Temporum, showing the Scottish chronological additions unique to St Andrews' copy (TypGC.A79GR) The bottom of leaf 9 recto of the 1478 edition of Werner Rolevinck’s edition Fasciculus Temporum, showing the Scottish chronological additions unique to St Andrews’ copy (TypGC.A79GR)

rolevinck rubricators doodle_1 A rubricator’s doodle from the St Andrews copy of Rolevinck Fasciculus temporum, fol. 57r.

The St Andrews copy of the German monk Werner Rolevinck’s 1478 world history has already received attention as one of the treasures of the library. I first came across it in the winter of 2015 while attending a St Andrews workshop on incunabula led by Falk Eisermann, head of the Union Catalogue of Incunabula at the Berlin State Library and was immediately intrigued by the copious annotations which ran parallel with Rolevinck’s printed text. Further study has revealed that these annotations may be far more important than I had initially assumed and this blog post is by way of an interim report on…

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