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Bod-Inc: A-117

Albertus Magnus

Liber aggregationis seu liber secretorum.


Analysis of Content

a2r Albertus Magnus [pseudo-]: Liber aggregationis seu liber secretorum. Incipit: ‘Sicut vult philosophus in pluribus locis, omnis scientia de genere bonorum est. Verumtamen enim operatio aliquando bona, aliquando mala . . .’ In this edition, the last part of the third book (c4r) is included before the explicit; see also A‑114.

d1r Albertus Magnus [pseudo-]: De mirabilibus mundi. Incipit: ‘Postquam sciuimus, quod opus sapientis est facere cessare mirabilia rerum, que apparent in conspectu . . .’ The computistic rules which appear as additions in other editions are here integrated into De mirabilibus mundi (f6r). For references see A‑114.

g2r ‘Tabula istius libelli.’

g4r Adelardus Bathoniensis: Quaestiones naturales. See A‑021.

o2v [Verse.] Incipit: ‘Qui petit occultas rerum cognoscere causas | me videat, quia sum leuis explanator earum'; 2 hexameters.

o3r Quaestiones naturales philosophorum. Incipit: ‘Primo igitur queritur, utrum aer est magis necessarius ad vitam quam cibus . . .’ See Thorndike–Kibre 1628.


Imprint: [Antwerp: Mathias van der Goes, 1486-91]. 4°.

Remarks: As dated by HPT; GW and Campbell–Kronenberg date [c.1488-91], Sheppard [1487-92].


Collation: a–q6.


ISTC: ia00256400

GW: GW 666;

Hain: HC 532; C 166a;

Goff: Goff A‑258;

Proctor: Pr 9407;

Others: Campbell–Kronenberg 81b; HPT II 389; ILC 58; Proctor, Additions to Campbell, 81A; Sheppard 7199.

LCN: 14292667


Copy number: A-117(1)

Wanting the blank leaf q6.

Binding: Sixteenth-century English (Cambridge) blind-tooled calf, stamped with initials I[ohn] C[heke]. Roll with initials G[arrett] G[odfrey] († 1539): see George John Gray, The Earlier Cambridge Stationers and Bookbinders and the First Cambridge Printer, Bibliographical Society, Illustrated Monographs, 13 (Oxford, 1904), 28-43 and pl. xxvi, no. iii. Two ties lost.

Size: 211 × 147 × 30 mm.

Size of leaf: 204 × 135 mm.

Occasional early and seventeenth-century(?) annotations in the Liber aggregationis. On a1r and rear endleaf, an eighteenth-century(?) note: ‘An experyment'. Shelfmark on front edge.

Provenance: John Cheke (1514-1557); inscription on a2r: ‘Joannes Chekus'. Thomas Portway (sixteenth century); inscription on a1r in sixteenth-century hand. John Selden (1584-1654), see MS. Selden Supra 111, fol. 63v; MS. Broxb. 84. 10, p. 44. Presented in 1659.

SHELFMARK: 4° A 49 Art. Seld.

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