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Bod-Inc: A-130

Albertus Magnus

Paradisus animae, sive Tractatus de virtutibus.


Analysis of Content

A1r [Verse.] Incipit: ‘Alberti Magni manibus sepe iste libellus | dulciter amplexus, sit tibi mente sedens. | Virtutes veras nam ex hoc cognoscere possis, | quis potes ad celos carpere tutus iter.’ See Walther, Initia, 733.

A1v ‘Tabula.’

A2r Albertus Magnus [pseudo-]: ‘Prologus.’ Prologue abbreviated. Opera (1651), 21e,1; Opera (1890), 37, 447-8; see also A‑126.

A2r Albertus Magnus [pseudo-]: Paradisus animae, sive Tractatus de virtutibus. Text abbreviated; for other references see A‑126.

[F5v] Albertus Magnus [pseudo-: Epilogue]. Incipit: ‘[C]onqueror tibi, Deus sanctissime, cum omnibus lachrymis et guttis sanguineis dilectissimi filii tui . . .'; explicit: ‘ . . . quia omnes vnite sunt in gratia. Amen.’ Epilogue as in the editions; see A‑126.


Imprint: Cologne: Heinrich Quentell, 20 July 1498. 4°.


Collation: A8 B4 C D6 E4 [F6].

Remarks: The last gathering is unsigned, but numbered.


ISTC: ia00294000

GW: GW 707;

Hain: H *482;

Goff: Goff A‑294;

BMC: BMC I 288;

Proctor: Pr 1344;

Others: BSB‑Ink A‑193; CIBN A‑184; Sack, Freiburg, 82; Sheppard 1034-5; Voulliéme, Köln, 56.

LCN: 14290857


Copy number: A-130(1)

Bound with:
1. Alexander Hegius, Carmina. Deventer: Richard Paffraet, 29 July 1503 (Nijhoff–Kronenberg 1041);
2. Alexander Hegius, Dialogus de arte et inertia. [Deventer: Jacobus de Breda, not before 10 Apr. 1497] (H‑003);
3. Maphaeus Vegius, Vita S. Antonii. Deventer: Jacobus de Breda, [not before 10 Apr. 1497] (V‑058);
4. Bartholomeus Coloniensis, Silva carminum. Deventer: Jacobus de Breda, 6 July 1503 (Nijhoff–Kronenberg 2376);
5. Kempo Thessaliensis, Carmina et epigrammata. [Zwolle: Peter Os, n. d.] (Nijhoff–Kronenberg 1278);
6. Dominicus Mancinus, Carmen de passione Domini. Deventer: Richardus Paffraet [between 21 June 1491 and 25 Jan. 1492] (M‑049);
8. Marcus Tullius Cicero, De amicitia. [Deventer]: Jacobus de Breda [not before 10 Apr. 1497] (C‑339);
9. Marcus Tullius Cicero, De senectute. [Deventer: Jacobus de Breda, not before 10 Apr. 1497] (C‑335(1));
10. Pandulphus Collenucius, Agenoria. [Deventer: Jacobus de Breda, not before 10 Apr. 1497] (C‑384);
11. Andreas de Escobar, Modus confitendi. Deventer: Jacobus de Breda, 24 Dec. 1497 (A‑271);
12. Lucianus Samosatensis, Charon. [Deventer: Jacobus de Breda, not before 10 Apr. 1497] (L‑173).

Binding: Eighteenth-century(?) parchment over pasteboards.

Size: 194 × 135 × 43 mm.

Size of leaf: 188 × 130 mm.

Early marginal notes in the same hand in items 2, 8, 10, and 12; all these items may therefore have been together at an early stage.

Provenance: Everardus de Floedrup Zuollensis (fl. 1570); inscription dated 1570 on the title-page of item 1; ‘Johannes' on title-page of item 2. Richard Heber (1773-1833); Catalogue, 13 (1837), lot 1471; Purchased for £2. 14. 0; see Books Purchased (1837), 2.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 5Q 6.113(7).

Copy number: A-130(2)

Bound with:
1. Werner Rolewinck, Formula vivendi canonicorum. [Alost: Thierry Martens, c.1486-92] (R‑132);
2. Johannes Chrysostomus, De providentia Dei. Alost: Thierry Martens, 22 Mar. 1487/8 (J‑136(2));
3. Johannes de Hese, Itinerarius per diversas mundi partes. Deventer: Richard Paffraet, 1499 (J‑163);
5. Lavacrum conscientiae. Cologne: Heinrich Quentell (heirs), 1501.

Binding: Nineteenth-century plain calf; bound for the Bodleian Library; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 199 × 140 × 25 mm.

Size of leaf: 192 × 132 mm.

One early marginal note on A3v.

Paragraph marks are supplied in red; red capital strokes and underlining.

Provenance: Acquired between 1847 and c.1892: not in Catalogus (1843) with Appendix.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 5.14(4).

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