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Bod-Inc: A-072

Alanus de Insulis

Distinctiones dictionum theologicalium.


Analysis of Content

[a1v] Alanus [de Insulis]: [Letter of dedication] addressed to Ermengaud, Abbot of Saint-Gilles in the diocese of Nîmes. PL CCX 685-8. For the dedication see Marie-Thérèse d'Alverny, Alain de Lille, Textes inédits, Études de philosophie médiévale, 52 (Paris, 1965), 13-14.

[a1v] Alanus [de Insulis]: Distinctiones dictionum theologicalium, [Prologue]. PL CCX 687-8. Extensive analysis of the preface in Gillian R. Evans, ‘Alan of Lille's “Distinctiones” and the Problem of Theological Language', Sacris Erudiri, 24 (1980), 67-86.

[a2r] Alanus [de Insulis]: Distinctiones dictionum theologicalium. PL CCX 687-1012; see G. Raynaud de Lage, Alain de Lille, poète du XIIe siècle, Université de Montréal, Publications de l'Institut d'Études Médiévales, 12 (Montreal and Paris, 1951), 31-2 and d'Alverny, Alain de Lille, 71-3. Stegmüller, Repertorium biblicum, 2 (1950), 28 no. 950. A. Wilmart, ‘Notes sur les plus anciens recueils de Distinctions bibliques', in Mémorial Lagrange (Paris, 1940), 335-46, at 339.


Imprint: [Strasbourg: C. W., c.1474]. Folio.

Remarks: Polain dates [c.1473-4]. The printer has been identified tentatively as Clas Wencker or Conrad Wolfach.


Collation: [a–c10 d8 e6+1 f g10 h i8 k6 l8].


ISTC: ia00169000

GW: GW 488;

Hain: HC *391;

Goff: Goff A‑169;

BMC: BMC I 82;

Proctor: Pr 343;

Others: BSB‑Ink A‑92; CIBN A‑92; Oates 141; Polain 50; Sheppard 278.

LCN: 14334242


Copy number: A-072(1)

Binding: Eighteenth-century(?) pasteboards.

Size: 405 × 283 × 28 mm.

Size of leaf: 400 × 262 mm.

Initials, some with pen flourishes in light brown ink, and paragraph marks are supplied in red; red capital strokes and underlining.

Provenance: Price; ‘Nov. 1816 [Price's] Sale by Sotheby'; note by Heber on endleaf. Richard Heber (1773-1833); not found in his sale catalogues. Acquired between 1835 and 1847; Catalogus (1843), Appendix, 13.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 1.18.

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