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Bod-Inc: A-033

Aegidius Romanus

De regimine principum [Castilian].


Analysis of Content

a2r Bernabé: Dedication to the future Pedro I, eldest son of King Alfonso XI of Castile, Toledo, León etc., by Bernabe, Bishop of Osma, who commissioned the translation. Incipit: ‘A loor de dios todopoderoso e de la bieauenturada virgen . . .’

a2r [Introductory note.] Incipit: ‘Primero que otra cosa diga. Esta es la carta que ebio el dicho fray Gil . . .’

a2r Aegidius Romanus (Aegidius Columna): [Letter addressed to] Philip, later Philip IV, King of France, the Fair. ‘Regimiento de principes.’ Translated by Juan García de Castrojeriz. Incipit: ‘Al muy alto e muy noble señor don Felipe primogenito e heredero . . .’ Commentary on Aristoteles, Ethica I, Oeconomica II, and Politica III. See Lohr (1967), 332 no. 10; Bibliography of Old Spanish Texts, ed. Charles Faulhaber, 3rd edn, Hispanic Seminary of Medieval Studies, Bibliographic Series, 4 (Madison, Wis., 1984), ad indicem.

a2v Aegidius Romanus (Aegidius Columna): ‘Prologo.’ Incipit: ‘[C]onuiene que la larguez de los sermones e de las palabras en cada cosa sea segund que demanda aquella cosa e no mas ni menos . . .’

a3r ‘Diuision de todo el libro.’

a4r Aegidius Romanus (Aegidius Columna): El libro . . . del regimiento de los principes. Incipit: ‘[P]rimeramente conuiene de saber que este libro muestra a todos los reyes e a todos los omnes de ser buenos e virtuosos . . .’ See Bruni, Opere, 25,6.b.

AA1r ‘Tabla.’


Imprint: Seville: Meinardus Ungut and Stanislaus Polonus, for Conradus Alemanus and Melchior Gorricio, 20 Oct. 1494. Folio.


Collation: a–z8 A–G8 H10 AA6.

Illustrations: Title-cut of an enthroned crowned ruler with sword and orb, with woodcut title below; woodcut initials.


ISTC: ia00091000

GW: GW 7222;

Hain: H *112;

BMC: BMC X 40;

Proctor: Pr 9532;

Others: Baer, Die Illustrierten Historienbücher, p. lxxvii, no. 503; Bofitto 2 I.6; BSB‑Ink A‑43; CIBN A‑51; Nigel Griffin, ‘Spanish Incunabula in the John Rylands University Library of Manchester', Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester, 70,2 (1988), 87-92 no. 13; Haebler, Bibliografía ibérica, 156; Kurz 94; Sheppard 7308; Vindel, Arte, V 182: 69.

LCN: 14423041


Copy number: A-033(1)

Wanting the blank leaf AA6.

Binding: Nineteenth-century sheep; marbled pastedowns and endleaves.

Size: 291 × 219 × 50 mm.

Size of leaf: 283 × 198 mm.

A few early note marks in the margins, and writing exercises on a1r.

Provenance: Purchased in 1901 from Martinus Nijhoff, Catalogue 304, no. 984 for Fl. 150; see Library Bills, 15 May 1901.

SHELFMARK: Inc. d. S4.1494.1.

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