Radermacher's own copies


A list of books that once belonged to Radermacher, traced in various libraries. Compiled by Marja Smolenaars. 

Bible
Second part of the manuscript bible that belonged to Radermacher's mother. The first part had probably belonged to his brother Gerlach. This first part is now in the collection of the Koninklijk Oudheidkundig Genootschap of Amsterdam. Radermacher's part was destroyed in WWII, but two folia could be rescued and are now in the Provinciale Bibliotheek van Zeeland at Middelburg.
Ref.: J.A.A.M. Biemans, Middelnederlandse bijbelhandschriften. Leiden, 1984/5 [Codices manuscripti sacrae scripturae Neerlandicae], nos. 257-258; and P. Scherft, "De huisbijbel van Maria Hupperts: een verloren schat" in Archief: Mededelingen van het Koninklijk Zeeuwsch Genootschap der Wetenschappen, 1994, pp. 53-84. 

Biblia En lengua Espagnola. Ferrara 1553 (Hisp fol 3)
Biblia en lengua española. Ed. J. de Vargas & D. Pinel. Ferrara, D. Pinel, a costa de I. de Vargas; [pr. Abraham Usque], 1553. fol. - J. de Vargas is the pseudonym of Yom Tob Atias, D. Pinel that of Abraham Usque. fol. 
Copy: Biblioteca Nacional, Portugal, shelfmark: RES. 412 A. On title-page: In manibus Dominj sortes meae. 1568. 

Cicero
Marcus Tullius Cicero, De officiis. [Mainz:] Johann Fust and Peter Schoeffer, 1465.
The 7-line intial letter Q on leaf [a1r] in red and blue ink contains Radermacher's motto. This copy, although the initial clearly indicates the ownership of Radermacher, cannot be found in the auction catalogue. Later owners of the book (Henrik Ter Borch (late 17th/early 18th century?), Anthony Askew (1772-1774), William Hunter (1718-1783) and Glasgow University Library) give us no clue as to how the book may have left Radermacher's possession. Did he sell it before his death? Did he give it away? Was it borrowed and not returned? Or was it kept in the family and sold separately at a later date?
Copy: Glasgow University Library, shelfmark: Bg.2.23. [a1r]: In manibus Dominj sortes meae [monogram] 8 cal. Dec. 1579. With thanks to Jack Baldwin of the Glasgow Incunabula Project
Ref.: ISTC ic00575000

Glasgow University Library: Bg.2.23

Cronike der heylger stat/ Collen (Ger fol 14)
Die Cronica van der hilliger Stat van Coellen. [Cologne], I. Koelhoff, 1499. fol.
Copy: Deventer Stads- en Atheneumbibliotheek, shelfmark: 33 D 12. On title-page: In manib. Dominj sortes meae. 22 Julij 1606. With thanks to Wilma Houwers.
Ref.: M.E. Kronenberg, Catalogus van de incunabelen in de Athenæum-bibliotheek te Deventer, 1917, pp. 44-45.

Missale Romanum (Theol 4º 86)
Possible identification: Manuscript 123 of Bibliothèque d'Etude et du Patrimoine Bibliothèque de Toulouse, described as Pontifical containing: Benedictio baptisterii, De benedictione sacerdotalium indumentorum in genere, De benedictione ymaginis beate Marie, Messes pontificales, and other writings. Fol. 2 contains an escutcheon surrounded by a wreath. The crest is a (bishop's?) mitre. Arms: sable, a chevron gules, between three fleur-de-lys azure; in chief what looks like a horizontal cross between two red (gules) bands [please excuse unsophisticated description, suggestions welcome]. The words IN MANIBVS DOMINI SORTES MEÆ are written around the shield, between the shield and the wreath. The writing is not in Radermacher's usual handwriting, but 'printed' in capital letters, which makes a definite identification difficult.
Manuscript 15-16th cent., 62 ff, 202mm.
Ref.: Catalogue Général des Manuscrits des Bibliothèques Publiques des Départements, vol. VII Toulouse-Nîmes, Paris, 1885, p. 58. With thanks to Jocelyne Deschaux, Conservateur Patrimoine écrit. 

Manuscript 123 of Bibliothèque d'Etude et du Patrimoine Bibliothèque de Toulouse

Otfridi Euangeliorum liber/ Basilee 1571 (Ger 8º-12º 8)
Otfridi Euangeliorum liber. Euangelien Buch in altfrenckischen reimen durch Otfriden von Weissenburg [...] beschriben. Ed. Matthias Flacius Illyricus. Basileae, 1571. 8º.
Copy: Leiden University Library, shelfmark: 1498 E 15. On title-page: In manibus Dominij sortes meae. 20 Jan. 1579.
Ref.: Rolf H. Bremmer Jr., "Constantijn Huyghens' interest in Old Germanic: A lost book from his library retrieved" in Living in Posterity. Essays in Honour of Bart Westerweel, ed. J.F. van Dijkhuizen et al., 2004, pp. 39-45.

Phayer, Thomas. A booke of Presidens exactly written in manner of a Register, Londen 1576 (Angl fol 28)
London, in aedibus R. Tottelli, 1576. 8º. 
Copy: Harvard University Library, ID 317487. On title-page: In manibus Dnj sortes meae. 21 Martij 1577. Digital image of title-page via Early English Books Online. 
Ref.: EEBO - STC 177:02.

Praxis Medicinæ Bruele, Plantini 1579. & alia quædam (Med fol 32)
Bruele, Gualtherus. Praxis medicinae theorica et empirica familiarissima. Antuerpiae, ex officina C. Plantini, 1579, fol. 
Copy: Bibliothèque de l'Academie nationale de médecine, Paris, shelfmark: D32(1). On title-page: In manibus Domini sortes meæ 17. cal. dec. A° 1588. With thanks to Damien Blanchard. 

Psalterium quadrilingue Hebr. Græc. Arab. & Chald. cum interpretationibus Latinis & Glossis (Theol fol 11)
Psalterium, Hebraeum, Graecum, Arabicum, & Chaldaeum, cum tribus latinis interpraetationibus & glossis.Ed. Augustinus Iustinianus. Genuae, in aedibus N.I. Pauli; pr. P.P. Porrus, 1516. 4º. 
Copy: Foyle Special Collections, Kings's College, London, shelfmark: R 2/7. On verso of title-page: In manibus Dominj sortes meæ An. Chrs. 1568. With thanks to Hugh Cahill. 

Tortelli, Giovanni. Orthographia Arreti MSS. in Membranâ (Hist fol 90)
Ioannis Arretini Tortelii Commentariorum grammaticorum de orthographia dictionum e Grecis tractarum prohemium incipit ad sanctissimum patrem Nicolaum quintum pontificem maximum. Manuscript 15th century, 380 x 255 mm, 302 ff.
Copy: Academia das Cièncias, Lisbon, shelfmark: unknown. On f.1r: In manibus Domini sortes meae, 28 Iunii 1580.
Ref.: Maria Donata Rinaldi, "Fortune e diffusione del 'De orthographia' de Giovanni Tortelli" in Italia Medioevale e Humanistica, vol. 16 (1973), p. 241.

Vincentius Bellovacensis. Speculum Morale Vincentij (Th fol 149
Copy sold by Bloomsbury Auctions 29 November 2011 (sale 35857). Catalogue description: 266 ff., double column, 74 lines plus head-line, Gothic type, major initials in blue with red penwork Maiblumen decoration, most with ornate marginal flourishes (extensive to the first initial), other initials in red or blue, paragraph-marks and initial-strokes in red, small section torn away from lower corner of b7 and r6, l6 with partially repaired tear within text, no loss, final 'Registrum' f. at end repaired at head, with loss of '…istrum', occasional water-staining, heavier to a few ff., some staining or soiling, modern blind-stamped vellum, [BMC V, 358; Goff V-291], folio, [Venice], [Hermann Liechtenstein], [1493]. Provenance: 'In manibus Domini sortes meae [?notary's sign] 4 Aprilis 1582' (ink inscription to recto of first fol.). Present location unknown.