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Bod-Inc: A-093

Albertus, Magister

Quaestiones de modis significandi.


Analysis of Content

a2r Albertus, Magister: Quaestiones de modis significandi. Pseudo-Albertus Magnus, Quaestiones Alberti De modis significandi, ed. L. G. Kelly, Amsterdam Studies in the Theory and History of Linguistic Science, 3rd ser., Studies in the History of Linguistics, 15 (Amsterdam, 1977). Jan Pinborg, Die Entwicklung der Sprachtheorie im Mittelalter, Beiträge zur Geschichte der Philosophie im Mittelalter, 42/4 (Copenhagen, 1967), 309 no. A.1 asserts that Albertus Magnus was not the author of this work. Not the same work as the De modis significandi of Thomas de Erfordia, often also attributed to an Albertus (Magnus or Eccardus).


Imprint: London: Julian Notary, Jean Barbier, and I. H., [1496]. 4°.

Remarks: As dated by Sheppard; BMC dates [1497-8].


Collation: a–f8 g h6.

Remarks: Bearer-type, mainly upper case ‘O', has left a blind impression, partly with traces of ink, on the title-leaf (a1r-v) and on h5v and h6r.


ISTC: ia00216500


Proctor: Pr 9822;

Others: Duff 8; Oates 4208; Sheppard 7567; STC 270.


Copy number: A-093(1)

Bound with:
1. Cicero, Epistolae and Plinius, Epistolae. Deventer: Jacobus de Breda, 30 Apr. 1504 (Nijhoff–Kronenberg 2648);
2. Franciscus Niger, Modus epistolandi. Venice: Hermannus Liechtenstein, 5 Feb. 1488 (N‑108(1));
4. Johannes Josse de Marvilla, Expositiones modorum significandi. Rouen: [Robert Macé, c.1507];
5. Beda, Repertorium authoritatum Aristotelis et philosophorum. Paris: Jodocus Badius Ascensius, 1513.

Binding: Contemporary blind tooled calf over wooden boards; two clasps, lost, hinged from upper to lower cover. On both covers double fillets form a double frame; the inner rectangles are crudely filled with crossing double fillets. Cross-hatching in the head and tail sections of the spine.

Size: 199 × 145 × 44 mm.

Size of leaf: 192 × 137 mm.

Provenance: ‘Liber petri [ ]ff'; erased inscription in a sixteenth-century hand on a1r of item 1. Foss Hampton(?); cancelled inscription in a sixteenth-century hand on the same leaf: ‘Liber Foce Hampton'. Possibly William Atherold (†1547); inscription on the same leaf: ‘Iste est Liber dompni Willielmi Atheroldis(?)'. John Selden (1584-1654); shelfmark and title inscription on front edge: see MS. Broxb. 84. 10, p. 46, listed as ‘Ciceronis et Plinii Epistolae quaedam'; also MS. Selden Supra 111, fol. 46v. Presented in 1659.

SHELFMARK: 4° C 1(3) Art. Seld.

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