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Bod-Inc: A-039

Aegidius Romanus

Tractatus de peccato originali.


Analysis of Content

a2r Aegidius Romanus (Aegidius Columna): Tractatus de peccato originali. Incipit: ‘[E]go cum sim puluis et cinis loquar ad dominum meum dicens “Domine deus iustus iudex, si omnes anime tue sunt sicut Anima patris . . .’ Explicit: equissima ratione sunt condita. Tu ergo solus bonus et pius nos in iniquitate concepti sumus et in peccatis percepit nos mater. Sed tu per tua pietate miserere nobis vt facie ad faciem te videre possumus quia ea benedictus in secula seculorum. Amen.’ See Bruni, Opere, 41; Glorieux, Répertoire, II 295; Zumkeller 42.


Imprint: Oxford: [Printer of the ‘Expositio in symbolum apostolorum'], 14 Mar. 1479. 4°.

Remarks: Duff and STC identify the printer as Theodoric Rood.


Collation: a–c8.


ISTC: ia00082500

GW: GW 7215;

Hain: H 122;

Proctor: Pr 9745;

Others: Bofitto 13 III a.1; Bruni, ‘Saggio', 4; Duff 3; Rhodes 608; Sheppard 7480; STC 158.

LCN: 14423018


Copy number: A-039(1)

Bound with:
2. Elegantiarum viginti praecepta. ’s-Hertogenbosch: [Gerardus de Leempt, 1487] (E‑009);
3. Nicolaus Perottus, Rudimenta grammatices. [Louvain:] Aegidius van der Heerstraten, [between 1485 and 19 Apr. 1486] (P‑127);
4. Bonaventura, Soliloquium. [Gouda: Gerard Leeu, not after 1483] (B‑431).

According to GW printed in red and black, but this copy printed in black only.

Binding: Contemporary English (probably Oxford) calf over bevelled wooden boards, with metal catch; fillets only; see Gibson, Oxford Bindings, p. 26 (under former shelfmark, for which see below). This item was previously removed from its binding to be shelved separately as Auct. R. supra 4, but was replaced in this volume in July 1954. The gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 210 × 146 × 46 mm.

Size of leaf: 202 × 138 mm.

Back pastedown with fifteenth-century accounts.

Early marginal notes, list of contents of entire volume on endleaf, on f6v of the last item in the volume a quotation from Ecl 6.9: ‘Melius est videre quod cupias quam desiderare quod nescias', and two proverbs in Burton's hand: ‘melior vigilantia somno' and ‘nihil ex omni parte beatum' (not in Walther, Proverbia).

Provenance: Robert Burton (1577-1640); inscription dated 1601, a2r and f6v of the last item in the volume. Bequeathed to the Bodleian in 1640 by Robert Burton; see Kiessling, Robert Burton, nos 9, 184, 1220, 1284; Benefactors' Register I 359.

Former Bodleian shelfmarks: A 4° 28 [ ]; Auct. R sup. 4; Auct. 1Q 5.16(1).

SHELFMARK: Arch. G e.6(1).

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