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Bod-Inc: A-082

Albertanus Causidicus Brixiensis

De arte loquendi et tacendi.


Analysis of Content

[a1r] Albertanus Causidicus Brixiensis: De arte loquendi et tacendi. ‘Tractatus de doctrina dicendi et tacendi ab Albertano Causidico Brixiensi de ore beate Agate compositus sub anno feria quarta post vincula Petri.’ The text is here dated 1355; the correct date is 1245. Thor Sundby, Brunetto Latinis Levnet og Skrifter (Copenhagen, 1869), pp. lxxxiv–cxix; Thor Sundby, Della vita e delle opere di Brunetto Latini (Florence, 1884), 475-506.


Imprint: [Basel: Martin Flach, c.1474]. Folio.


Collation: [a10].


ISTC: ia00193000

GW: GW 531;

Hain: H *393=395;

Goff: Goff A‑193;


Proctor: Pr 7541;

Others: BSB‑Ink A‑110; Sack, Freiburg, 47; Sheppard 2384.

LCN: 14334264


Copy number: A-082(1)

Bound with:
2. Jacobus de Clusa, De veritate dicenda aut tacenda. [Basel: Martin Flach, not after 1474] (J‑013).

Wanting the blank leaf [a10].

Binding: Nineteenth-century half calf for Kloß.

Size: 282 × 203 × 11 mm.

Size of leaf: 272 × 195 mm.

One early marginal note on [a1v]. Early foliation in red ink in the hand of Truchseß, starting with 21 and continuing through both items, including the now missing blank leaf [a10]. On the last leaf of item 2 ([b10v]), inscriptions by the same hand in red ink: ‘Quisquis hunc librum sequentem repetendo legeris: | michi crede petulantia carnis omnisque inordinatus | euomester(?) appetitus Transitoria omnia vt stercus erunt.' Below: ‘Bernhardus. | Memorare O homo quid fueris in egressu et erubesce | Quid sis in progressu et ingemisce | Quid eris in egressu et contumisce' (similar to Pseudo-Bernardus Clarevallensis, Meditationes de miseria humanae conditionis, cap. III [PL CLXXXIV 490]). ‘Fuisti | Es | Eris enim sperma fetitum | vas stercorum | cibus vermium.' (Pseudo-Bernardus Clarevallensis, Meditationes, cap. III [PL CLXXXIV 490]). ‘Vtinam saperent et intelligerent ac nouissima prouiderent. De vno(?) 33.' (Pseudo-Bernardus Clarevallensis, Meditationes, cap. XV [PL CLXXXIV 506]). ‘Sed qui curat est nemo et nullus: | obiecta mouent | o Sorgat(?).’

Provenance: F. G. Truchseß (fl. 1498); inscription in red ink on item 2, [b10v]: ‘F G Truchsses | Terre sancte peregrinus | Vtinam eternorum incola letus | 1498 In vig[ilia] penthe[coste]'. Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); partly removed book-label: sale (1835), lot 181. J. T. Hand (fl. 1834-1837), 1835; inscription on endleaf; sale (1837), lot 143. Purchased for £0. 1. 0; see Books Purchased (1837), 2.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q 3.9(1).

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