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Bod-Inc: A-131

Albertus Magnus

Philosophia pauperum.


Analysis of Content

a2r Albertus Magnus [pseudo-]; [Albertus de Orlamünde]: Philosophia [pauperum]. Opera (1651), 21a,1-54; Opera (1890), V 445-536. The text printed here is an excerpt from recension B; see the edition of book V (here d7r -e7r) in Bernhard Geyer, Die Albert dem Großen zugeschriebene Summa Naturalium (Philosophia Pauperum). Texte und Untersuchungen, BGPTM 35 (Münster, 1938), 63*-82*. On the text, to be attributed to Albertus de Orlamünde rather than Albertus Magnus, see Kaeppeli I 31; Geyer 42-7; Glorieux, Répertoire, 6 dl; Lohr (1967), 345-8. On the incunable recensions see A. Birkenmajer, Krakowskie Wydania Tak Zwanej Philosophia Pauperum Alberta Wielkiego (Cracow, 1926).

d1v Aegidius [Romanus]: De passionibus animae. Incipit: ‘[D]vodecim sunt passiones anime, uidelicet amor, odium, desiderium, abhominatio, delectatio, tristicia . . .’ Part of De regimine principum: lib. I, 3, cap. 1-9.

g3v [Albertus Magnus pseudo-] [Albertus de Orlamünde]: De [virtute] intellectiva. Incipit: ‘[D]e collegio ergo quod dictum est de ratione siue intellectu . . .’ The concluding passage of Albertus Magnus [pseudo-], Philosophia pauperum, recension A, see Geyer 60*-62*, incipit: ‘Recolligo ergo quod dictum est . . .’

g4r [Colophon.]

g4r ‘Tabula huius operis.’


Imprint: Venice: Georgius Arrivabenus, 31 Aug. 1496. 4°.


Collation: a–f8 g6.

Illustrations: On a1r a woodcut with the inscription: ‘Per deum omnia facta sunt et sine | ipso nihil factum. Res cognoscuntur per terminos | homines et arbores a fructibus cognoscuntur. | Vis amari ama. Porige porigenti.' On a2r a woodcut initial P. On b4r a schematic woodcut of the elements and spheres, on d1r of the winds and points of the compass, on e6r of the divisions of the human mind.


ISTC: ia00298000

GW: GW 713;

Hain: HC *506;

Goff: Goff A‑298;

BMC: BMC V 386;

Proctor: Pr 4931;

Others: BSB‑Ink A‑130; Essling 894; Oates 1935; Sack, Freiburg, 83; Sander 193; Sheppard 4033.

LCN: 14290885


Copy number: A-131(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century pasteboards covered in brown marbled paper.

Size: 205 × 150 × 13 mm.

Size of leaf: 200 × 141 mm.

Initials are supplied in red, occasionally with pen flourishing; paragraph marks are supplied in red; red capital strokes and underlining.

Provenance: Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich, no. 1160 in list of duplicates in quarto. Bibliothèque Quatremère, part 2 (1859), lot 2568, but probably not from the collection of Quatremère de Quincy. Purchased for £0. 10. 0; see Books Purchased (1859), 7.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 4Q 5.3.

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