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Bod-Inc: A-074

Alanus de Insulis

Doctrinale altum seu Liber parabolarum.


Analysis of Content

[*1v] ‘Prohemium.’ Incipit: ‘Iste Liber duobus modis solet nominari. Primo secundum quosdam appellatur Doctrinale altum . . .’ Prologue to the commentary of the ‘Auctores octo' as published first in Lyons: Jean Du Pré, 31 Dec. 1488 (GW 2780).

[iiv] Alanus [de Insulis]: Doctrinale altum seu Liber parabolarum. Incipit: ‘A Phebo phebe lumen capit a sapiente.’ See A‑073.

[iiv] [Commentary on Alanus de Insulis, Doctrinale altum.] Incipit: ‘Hic autor prosequitur suum intentum et primo ponit parabolam . . .’ Commentary of the ‘Auctores octo'. On the ‘Auctores octo' see Henkel, Schultexte, 9-10.


Imprint: Deventer: Jacobus de Breda, [14]92. 4°.


Collation: [*6] a2 b c6 D2 d6. As in BMC the first gathering is not signed, but leaf [*3] is numbered.


ISTC: ia00171700

GW: GW 496;

Hain: HC 379;


Proctor: Pr 9059;

Others: Campbell 55; HPT II 413; Oates 3549; Sheppard 6972.

LCN: 14335853


Copy number: A-074(1)

Wanting gatherings a and D.

Binding: Half parchment over pasteboards.

Size: 212 × 151 × 7 mm.

Size of leaf: 204 × 143 mm.

Occasional early manuscript annotations.

Initial are supplied in red; red capital strokes and underlining.

Provenance: Berne, diocese of Utrecht, Premonstratensian abbey, BVM et S. Johannes Baptista; see sale (1887), lot 46.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 4Q 6.77.

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