JOHAN C. MARTENS The dating of the Fasciculus Temporum manuscript in Arnhem Public Library Through its 33 printed editions' the Cologne Carthusian Werner Role- vinck's world chronicle Fasciculus Temporum, with its complex arrangement, achieved from 1473 onward a previously unheard-of area of dissemination. One of the first printed editions, that of Arnold ther Hoernen of 1474, was, according to its long colophon: 'Impressa [ ... sicut ab autore suo [...] ] edita est. ac secundum primum exemplar quod ipse venerabilis autor pro- priis conscripsit manibus ..'. This led Margaret Bingham Stillwell to assume that: 'This therefore, proves [...] that for this edition copy was prepared deliberately with a view to publication' .2 2 Prof. Frans A. Janssen, investigating the relations between several authors and printers, expressed himself more cautiously in proposing that 'the wording of the colophon of the Fasciculus refers only to an autograph as starting point for the printed edition and tells us nothing beyond this about the typographical design', yet this design is so complex that he feels there must have been a manuscript model, specially written out by the author for the purpose of a printed edition.3 No such model is known, although there
Quaerendo – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 1991
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