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Bod-Inc: A-076

Alanus de Insulis

Doctrinale altum seu Liber parabolarum.


Analysis of Content

AA1v ‘Prohemium.’ Incipit: ‘Iste Liber duobus modis solet nominari. Primo secundum quosdam appellatur Doctrinale altum . . .’ Prologue to the commentary of the ‘Auctores octo'. See A‑074.

AA1v Alanus [de Insulis]: Doctrinale altum seu Liber parabolarum. Incipit: ‘A Phebo phebe lumen capit a sapiente.’ See A‑073.

AA1v [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 A‑074.


Imprint: Cologne: Heinrich Quentell, [c.1493]. 4°.


Collation: AA8 BB–DD6.


ISTC: ia00173000

GW: GW 497;

Hain: H *378;

Goff: Goff A‑173;

Proctor: Pr 1388 A;

Others: BSB‑Ink A‑95; Sheppard 996; Voulliéme, Köln, 28.

LCN: 14335774


Copy number: A-076(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century half roan over pasteboard.

Size: 212 × 142 × 10 mm.

Size of leaf: 203 × 135 mm.

Early manuscript notes on AA1r. On DD4v a nineteenth-century pencil annotation on the edition of 1540. On DD6v an early note: ‘Puluer[em] pedum exc[utite] mandat saluator luce 9 mathi 10 marci sexto Actuum decimo 3°' -- a list of biblical occurrences of this phrase: Lc 9,5, Mt 10,14, Mc 6,11, and Act 13,51.

Provenance: Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834.

SHELFMARK: Douce 113.

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