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Bod-Inc: A-089

Albertanus Causidicus Brixiensis

De arte loquendi et tacendi.


Analysis of Content

a1r Albertanus Causidicus Brixiensis: De arte loquendi et tacendi. See A‑082.


Imprint: Ingolstadt: [Printer of Celtis, ‘Epitoma' (Johann Kachelofen), c.1492]. 4°.

Remarks: Ascribed to Marx Ayrer by GfT 96; Ferdinand Geldner, ‘Zum Ingolstädter Buchdruck des 15. Jahrhunderts', Gutenberg-Jahrbuch (1968), 97-9, argues for identification of the ‘Printer of Celtis' with Johann Kachelofen.


Collation: a8, a6 erroneously signed aiii.


ISTC: ia00206000

GW: GW 556;

Hain: H *398;

Goff: Goff A‑206;


Proctor: Pr 3159;

Others: BSB‑Ink A‑117; Sheppard 2218; Stalla, ‘Ingolstadt', 80 III no. 5.


Copy number: A-089(1)

The misprint ‘ . . . da . . .' in a1r, l. 1 has been corrected in ink; a1r, l. 1: ‘ . . . Compendioſus . . .', as GW (Anm.), not as BMC; a1r, l. 4: ‘qui linguā ſuā . . .', not as GW or GW (Anm.); a8r, colophon, penultimate line: ‘ . . . cauſidico . . .', as BMC not H.

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

Size: 198 × 141 × 9 mm.

Size of leaf: 190 × 130 mm.

Early inscriptions and annotation by different hands. On a8v: ‘Studere negamus ut ingeniosi videamus'. ‘Gutta cauat lapidem non vi sed sepe cadendo': see Walther, Proverbia, 10508, 10508a, 10509, first line. ‘Vergilius in Georgicorum tercio | id est dum valetur | Carpit enim vires paulatim vritque videndo | Femina nec nemorum patitur meminisse nec herbe | Dulci[b]us illa quidem illecebris et sepe superbos | Cornibus inter se subigit decernere amantis': Vergil, Georgica III 215-18, with interlinear glosses. On the same page and by the same hand, the beginning of a list of virtues.

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

Provenance: Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; old shelfmark ‘D. Dpl. c. Inc. s. a. 67' in pencil on a1r. William Horatio Crawford (1815-1888); see sale (1891), lot 38. Purchased through Quaritch in 1891 for £1. 11. 0; see Library Bills, 25 Mar.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 7Q 7.61.

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