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Bod-Inc: A-121A

Albertus Magnus



Analysis of Content

[*1r] [Title.]

[*1r] [First colophon.]

[*1v] ‘Tabula totius operis.’

a1r Albertus Magnus: Metaphysica. Incipit: ‘[N]aturalibus et doctrinalibus iam quantum licuit scientiis elucidatis . . .’ Explicit: illos laudet vel reprehendat See Lohr, 23 (1967), 341, no. 10.

[et8r] [Second colophon.]


Imprint: Venice: Johannes and Gregorius de Gregoriis, de Forlivio, 18 Dec. 1494. Folio.


Collation: [*]4 a–z6 [et]8.


ISTC: ia00276000

GW: GW 683;

Hain: HC *501;

Goff: Goff A‑276;

BMC: BMC V 345;

Proctor: Pr 4540;

Others: BSB‑Ink A‑161; Rhodes 37; not in Sheppard.

LCN: 12269849


Copy number: A-121A(1)

Bound with:
2. Albertus Magnus, Physica. Venice: Johannes and Gregorius de Gregoriis, de Forlivio, 31 Jan. 1494/5 (A‑131A).

Leaf [et]8 damaged and repaired, the printer's device having been cut out.

Binding: Twentieth-century English (Cambridge) half tan morocco, with tan cloth over pasteboards; bound by Gray (stamp on the front pastedown), for Harding. Yellow fore- and lower-edged leaves. Scar of an index tab on [*1] of item 1.

Size: 307 × 209 × 50 mm.

Size of leaf: 298 × 195 mm.

Some early marginal annotations, structuring the text and extracting key words, also ‘nota' marks and occasional scribbles.

Provenance: London, British Museum; duplicate sale (6 Mar. 1788), lots 967 (Metaphysica) and 968 (Physica); stamp on [*1r] and [et8v] of item 1, with further stamps on [*2r] and a1r of item 2. Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex (1773-1843); book-plate with handwritten shelfmark ‘IX C.k.16': see Lee, Royal Bookplates, 40-1 no. 23; sale, pt VI, lot 168 was ‘Alberti Magni, Metaphysica, etc. Venet. 1494' and other later items, presumably this copy and item 2 in this volume, the De physica. Thomas South (nineteenth century); book-plate, showing crest and motto. Walter Ambrose Heath Harding (1870-1942); book label: ‘Ex libris | W. A. Harding | Madingley'. Dr Brian Lawn (1905-2001); book-plate; catalogue, p. 16. Bequeathed in 2001.

SHELFMARK: Lawn c.5(1).

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