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Bod-Inc: A-026

Aegidius de Assisio

Aurea verba.


Analysis of Content

[a1r] Aegidius [de Assisio]: ‘Aurea verba.’ Aegidius Assisiensis, Dicta . . . sec. codices mss. emendata et denuo edita a PP. Collegii S. Bonaventurae, Bibliotheca Franciscana ascetica medii aevi, 3 (Quaracchi, 1939), 3-71, 75-7, 85-90.


Imprint: [Cologne: Ulrich Zell, c.1470]. 4°.


Collation: [a–c8].


ISTC: ia00062000

GW: GW 265;

Hain: HC *105;

Goff: Goff A‑62;

BMC: BMC I 193;

Proctor: Pr 884;

Others: BSB‑Ink A‑34; CIBN A‑31; Oates 389; Sheppard 670-1; Voulliéme, Köln, 7.

LCN: 14335342


Copy number: A-026(1)

Bound with:
1. Johannes Gerson, Opus tripartitum de praeceptis Decalogi, de confessione, et de arte moriendi. [Cologne: Ulrich Zell, c.1470] (G‑117(2));
3. Bernardus Clarevallensis, Speculum de honestate vitae. Octo puncta perfectionis assequendae. [Cologne: Ulrich Zell, c.1473] (B‑209);
4. Thomas Aquinas, De divinis moribus. [Cologne: Printer of Dares (Johann Schilling [Solidi]), not after 1472] (T‑183);
5. Johannes Gerson, De simonia. [Cologne: Ulrich Zell, c.1467-72] (G‑128(2));
6. Augustinus, Sermo de festo praesentationis Mariae. [Cologne: Ulrich Zell, c.1470] (A‑589).

Binding: Eighteenth-century French(?) mottled and plain calf; triple gilt fillets form a border; floral tool at points of intersection; gilt stamp of lyre on the spine; on both covers, diagonal rows of mottled lozenges and quatrefoils alternate with diagonal rows of magenta dots; marbled-edged leaves, marbled pastedowns, and pink silk bookmark.

Size: 200 × 144 × 33 mm.

Size of leaf: 193 × 135 mm.

Occasional marginal notes in a seventeenth-century hand, also found in items 3 and 4. Two sets of modern notes attached to the endleaves, one entitled ‘Note on Hain 1992' being in the hand of ‘A. C‑S.', and dated 14 Jan. 1919, the other on paper headed ‘Harvard College Library'; the former suggests that the Bodleian copy of the ‘Sermo de festo', like that at Harvard, is wanting two leaves, which have been provided in photostat from the Harvard copy. These two leaves in fact come from Augustinus, De vita beata [Cologne: Ulrich Zell, c.1470] (Pr 863), [b4.5].

Provenance: An erased note, unread under ultraviolet light: ‘D Aug' In . . .' on the first page of Gerson's Opus tripartitum. Charles-Pierre-Joseph Le Candele (1761-1830); armorial book-plate: see Linnig 64-5. Acquired between 1847 and c.1892; not in Catalogus (1843) with Appendix.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 7.2(2).

Copy number: A-026(2)

Bound with:
1. Johannes Gerson, Conclusiones de diversis materiis moralibus. [Cologne: Ulrich Zell, c.1467] (G‑099);
2. Copia bullae, sive Sententiae concilii Basiliensis de conceptione Mariae. [Cologne: Johann Guldenschaff, c.1478] (C‑411);
4. Werner Rolewinck, Regimen rusticorum. [Cologne: Bartholomaeus de Unkel, not before 1481] (R‑100).

Binding: Eighteenth/nineteenth-century (c.1799) English half calf, for Douce; marbled pastedowns.

Size: 197 × 138 × 27 mm.

Size of leaf: 190 × 130 mm.

Two- and four-line initials and paragraph marks supplied; initial strokes, all in red ink.

Provenance: Item 4 alone was owned by George John, 2nd Earl Spencer (1758-1834). Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834.

SHELFMARK: Douce 55(3).

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