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Bod-Inc: A-078

Alanus de Insulis

Doctrinale altum seu Liber parabolarum.


Analysis of Content

a1v ‘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.

a2v Alanus [de Insulis]: Doctrinale altum seu Liber parabolarum. Incipit: ‘A Phebo phebe lumen capit a sapiente.’ See A‑073.

a2v 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: [Augsburg: Johann Froschauer, c.1498-1500]. 4°.


Collation: a b6 c4 d e6.

Illustrations: ‘Accipies' woodcut: see Schreiber–Heitz no. 23.]


ISTC: ia00175000

GW: GW 504;

Hain: H 376?;

Proctor: Pr 1849;

Others: BSB‑Ink A‑97; Sheppard 1372.

LCN: 14335891


Copy number: A-078(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century half blue morocco for the Bodleian Library.

Size: 187 × 136 × 8 mm.

Size of leaf: 182 × 127 mm.

On e6v 22 hexameters in a contemporary hand, incipit: ‘Stultus est semper miser et cecatus ocellis | Quem non cura trahit natorum quemque modesta . . .’

Provenance: Acquired in between 1861 and 1883, to judge from the shelfmark.


SHELFMARK: Inc. e. G5.1.

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