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Bod-Inc: A-057


Aesopus moralisatus cum commento.


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a1r [Title-page.]

a2r [Anonymus Neveleti]: Aesopus moralisatus (metrical version of ‘Fables'). Hervieux II 316-50 (under the name of Gualterus Anglicus). They appear in the following order (Hervieux numbers): prologue, i–iv, vi, v, vii–xix, xxi, xx, xxi(a), xxii–xxix, xxxi, xxx, xxxii–lx. For the authorship see A‑056.

a2r Commentary on Aesopus moralisatus. Incipit: ‘Graecia disciplinarum mater et artium . . .’ Not the commentary in the ‘Auctores octo.’ Campbell 38 ascribes commentary to Laurentius Valla.


Imprint: Deventer: Richard Pafraet, 24 Dec. [between 1488 and 1492]. 4°.

Remarks: GW dates [not before 1488], BMC [1488-92], Campbell [c.1495].


Collation: a–e6 f8.


ISTC: ia00130000

GW: GW 403;

Hain: C 103;


Proctor: Pr 9026;

Others: Campbell 46; HPT II 408; ILC 27; Sheppard 6955.

LCN: 14336819


Copy number: A-057(1)

Binding: Modern purple cloth.

Size: 201 × 141 × 7 mm.

Size of leaf: 192 × 128 mm.

Some underlining added, one pointing hand and some initials in the margins, all in black ink.

Two- and three-line initials and paragraph marks supplied in red. Capital strokes in red.

Provenance: Joseph Niesert (1766-1841). Not purchased at the 1843 sale of Niesert's books; acquired between 1847 and c.1892; not in Catalogus (1843) with Appendix.

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q inf. 1.24.

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