Expositio Ethicorum Aristotelis.
Analysis of Content
a1r Acciaiuolus, Donatus: [Letter of dedication] addressed to Cosimo de' Medici. ‘Prooemium in expositionem libri Ethicorum Aristotelis ad clarissimum uirum Cosmum Medicem.’ BSB‑Ink ascribes the dedication to Piero, Cosimo's son.
a5v Acciaiuolus, Donatus: Expositio super libros Ethicorum Aristotelis in novam traductionem Argyropuli. See Lohr (1967), 400-1 no. 3.
2L6r Acciaiuolus, Donatus: ‘Epilogus libri Ethicorum.’ Incipit: ‘[E]xpositis omnibus iis que in hoc libro moralium declaratione indigere uidebantur . . .’
Imprint: Florence: Apud sanctum Jacobum de Ripoli, 1478. Folio.
Collation: a b8 c6 d d–h4 I10 L12 m–u10 x4 A–I10 2L12.
Remarks: Collation as BMC not GW (`d d4’, as against ‘d8 ‘).
GW: GW 140;
Hain: HC *33;
Goff: Goff A‑17;
BMC: BMC VI 621;
Proctor: Pr 6099;
Others: BSB‑Ink A‑5; CIBN A‑13; Rhodes 4; Sheppard 5070-1.
Copy number: A-007(1)
The collations of both Bodleian copies are as BMC not GW. In both copies the last printed line on the first di is a later addition.
Binding: Eighteenth/nineteenth-century Italian (for Boutourlin?) gold-tooled red morocco with light blue pastedowns and endleaves.
Size: 342 × 252 × 60 mm.
Size of leaf: 328 × 220 mm.
Running headings in early black ink and a few early marginal notes by two different hands in gatherings a–c. Translation of the colophon into Italian on L11v.
On a1r contemporary Florentine decorated epigraphic nine-line initial C in gold with white vine-stems on blue, green, and pale pinkish-brown; Pächt and Alexander II, 109 no. pr. 50. Occasional epigraphic initials are supplied in blue.
Provenance: Heavily erased and unread note of ownership on a1r. Dimitrij Petrovich, Count Boutourlin (1763-1829); armorial book-plate and shelfmark ‘No. 191': see Catalogue (1831); sale (1839), lot 477. Purchased for £2. 0. 0; see Books Purchased (1840), 1.
SHELFMARK: Auct. Q 2.4.
Copy number: A-007(2)
Wanting the blank leaf L12.
Binding: Half parchment over pasteboard. Manuscript title on the lower edge.
Size: 336 × 238 × 68 mm.
Size of leaf: 324 × 225 mm.
Running headings in early brown ink; early marginal notes and underlining by various hands in gatherings a–h.
Provenance: ‘Cioffi 1880', cutting from bookseller's catalogue with note in the hand of I. Bywater, probably name of bookseller and year of sale. Ingram Bywater (1840-1914); Elenchus, no. 7. Bequeathed in 1914.
SHELFMARK: Byw. A 3.1.
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