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Albertus Magnus

Paradisus animae, sive Tractatus de virtutibus.


Analysis of Content

[a2r] Albertus Magnus [pseudo-]: [Prologue]. Opera (1651), 21e,1; Opera (1890), 37, 447-8. For a list of Latin MSS see Werner Fechter, ‘Zur handschriftlichen Überlieferung des ps.-albertischen “Paradisus animae” und seiner Übersetzungen ins Mittelhochdeutsche', ZfdA 105 (1976), 66-87. On the authorship see Bertram Söller, ‘Paradisus animae', VL VII 293-8 and idem, Der Traktat “Paradisus animae” des Pseudo-Albertus Magnus im deutschen Spätmittelalter (Würzburg, 1987).

[a2r] Albertus Magnus [pseudo-]: Paradisus animae, sive Tractatus de virtutibus. Opera (1651), 21e,2-32; Opera (1890), 37, 449-511; see Glorieux, Répertoire, 6cq and Bloomfield 5875.

[c9v] Albertus Magnus [pseudo-]: [Epilogue]. Incipit/explicit: ‘Conqueror tibi, omnipotens Deus, cum multis lacrimis et guttis sanguineis filii tui . . . quia michi dignatus es has perfectas virtutes enarrare.’ Epilogue expanded. Opera (1651), 21e,33; Opera (1890), 37, 512.

[c10r] ‘Tabula.’


Imprint: [Basel: Johannes Solidi (Schilling), not after 29 May 1473]. Folio.

Remarks: The press was identified as Schilling's and located at Cologne by Corsten, Anfänge, 46. It is reassigned by Dalbanne and Droz to Basel; see P. Needham, ‘William Caxton and his Cologne Partners', in Corsten Festschrift, 126-7. An Uppsala copy has the date of purchase 1473.


Collation: [a–c10].


ISTC: ia00290000

GW: GW 703;

Hain: HC *476;

Goff: Goff A‑290;

BMC: BMC I 236;

Proctor: Pr 1128;

Others: BSB‑Ink A‑190; CIBN A‑182; Oates 614; Sheppard 2402; Voulliéme, Köln, 55.

LCN: 14489881


Copy number: A-126(1)

Wanting the blank leaf a1.

Binding: Nineteenth-century brown morocco; marbled pastedowns.

Size: 292 × 207 × 13 mm.

Size of leaf: 285 × 195 mm.

Early foliation (1-29).

Some initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red; red capital strokes and underlining.

Provenance: G. W. Essam; sale (1960), lot 534. Purchased at Essam's sale from the funds of Bodley's American Friends; see ‘Bodley's American Friends', BLR 6,6 (1961), 642.

SHELFMARK: Don. d.188.

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