Analysis of Content
[*1r] Johannes and Gregorius de Gregoriis: [Description of contents combined with claim of privilege.] Incipit: ‘Videbis, studiosissime lector, hoc in uolumine hominis reliquorumque animalium que in terra, in mari et in aere producuntur naturas . . .’
a1r Albertus Magnus: De animalibus. See A‑099.
Imprint: Venice: Johannes and Gregorius de Gregoriis, de Forlivio, 21 May 1495. Folio.
Collation: [*] a–z [et] [con] [rum] A–P6 Q8.
GW: GW 589;
Hain: H *547;
Goff: Goff A‑225;
BMC: BMC V 346;
Proctor: Pr 4541;
Others: BSB‑Ink A‑144; CIBN A‑117; Rhodes 27; Sack, Freiburg, 60; Sheppard 3902.
Copy number: A-100(1)
1. Aristoteles, De animalibus. Venice: Bartholomaeus de Zanis, 9 Aug. 1498 (A‑392).
Binding: Contemporary English (Cambridge) blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, two clasps lost; staple-marks at head of the upper cover; rebacked. On both covers triple fillets form a double frame; the inner rectangle is divided by triple fillets into lozenge-shaped compartments. In the compartments two lozenge-shaped stamps: a double-headed eagle and a fleur-de-lis; in the frame, stamped scrolls with the inscription ‘IHS MARIA'; for the stamps see Oldham, Blind-stamped Bindings, pl. xi, 92-4, who assigns them to the Heavy binder, Cambridge.
Size: 321 × 224 × 68 mm.
Size of leaf: 309 × 206 mm.
Pastedowns: Two leaves from a parchment manuscript containing Dig. 22.28 and Inst. 2.8 respectively, with commentary.
Early marginal notes. Early notes in English hands on front pastedown.
Provenance: John Sampson; ‘Liber Joannis Sampson' on q6v of item 1; probably the John Sampson who was Vice-Provost of King's College, Cambridge (†1517), as the book is in a contemporary Cambridge binding. John Selden (1584-1654); see MS. Selden Supra 111, fol. 44r, and MS. Broxb. 84. 10, p. 17. Presented in 1659.
SHELFMARK: A 1. 11(2) Art. Seld.
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