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Bod-Inc: A-134

Albertus Magnus

Secreta mulierum et virorum cum commento.


Analysis of Content

[a1r] [Preface.] Incipit: ‘[S]cribit philosophus philosophorum princeps summus .4. Ethicorum: Homo est optimum eorum que sunt in mundo . . .’ See A‑133.

[a2r] Albertus Magnus [pseudo-]: Secreta mulierum et virorum. Incipit: ‘[D]ilecto sibi in Cristo socio et amico N. clerico de tali loco vere sapientie et augmentum continuum vite presentis . . .’ See A‑133.

[a2r] ‘Commentum.’ Incipit: ‘Iste liber cuius subiectum est ens mobile contractum ad naturam secretorum mulierum, vt in ipsis infirmantibus possumus dare remedia . . .’ See A‑133.


Imprint: [Ulm: Johann Zainer, c.1482]. 4°.

Remarks: BSB‑Ink dates [c.1482-3]; see Amelung, Frühdruck, I 49.


Collation: [a–k8 l4].


ISTC: ia00303000

GW: GW 723;

Hain: H *551; C 197

Goff: Goff A‑303;

Proctor: Pr 2541;

Others: BSB‑Ink A‑194; CIBN A‑167; Sack, Freiburg, 86; Sheppard 1832; Wegener, Zainer, 7.

LCN: 14291752


Copy number: A-134(1)

Wanting [b]7 -[c]1, [c]8, [e]1.8, [f]1.8 and the blank leaf [l]4.

Binding: Eighteenth-century(?) half calf over pasteboard.

Size: 187 × 142 × 17 mm.

Size of leaf: 182 × 133 mm.

Occasional early marginal notes, mostly ‘nota' in red ink.

Initials are supplied in interlocked red and blue, or red or blue; paragraph marks are supplied in red; red capital strokes.

Provenance: On endleaf a pencil note: ‘86. E D' in a nineteenth-century hand. Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; on [a]1r stamps ‘Bibliotheca Regia Monacensis' and ‘Duplum Bibliothecæ R. Monac.'; probably the imperfect copy seen by Hain. Bibliothèque Quatremère, part 2 (1858), lot 2299, but probably not from the collection of Quatremère de Quincy. Purchased for £0. 10. 0. see Books Purchased (1859), 7.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 7Q 6.29.

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