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Bod-Inc: A-136

Albertus Magnus

Secreta mulierum et virorum cum commento.


Analysis of Content

a2r [Preface.] Incipit: ‘[S]cribit philozophus philosophorum princeps quarto Ethicorum: Homo est optimum eorum que sunt in mundo . . .’ See A‑133.

a2v Albertus Magnus [pseudo-]: Secreta mulierum et virorum. Incipit: ‘[D]ilecto sibi in Christo socio et amico N. clerico de tali loco vere sapientie et augmentum continuum vite presentis . . .’ See A‑133.

a2v [Commentary.] Incipit: ‘[I]ste liber cuius subiectum est contractum ad ens mobile contractum ad naturam secretorum mulierum, vt ipsis infirmantibus possumus dare remedia . . .’ See A‑133.


Imprint: [Antwerp]: Govaert Bac, [not before 21 Sept. 1500]. 4°.


Collation: a8 b4 c8 d4 e8 f4.

Illustrations: On a1v a woodcut depicting a woman kneeling in front of a man seated on a chair.


ISTC: ia00315500

GW: GW 747;

Hain: C 184;

Proctor: not in Pr;

Others: Amelung, ‘Niederländische Inkunabeln', 5; Campbell 90; HPT I 96, II 390-2; ILC 76; Inventaris, 323; Nijhoff–Kronenberg 2264; not in Sheppard.


Copy number: A-136(1)

Binding: Parchment folder.

Size of leaf: 188 × 123 mm.

Occasional early marginal notes.

Occasional paragraph marks supplied in red; some red capital strokes and underlining.

Provenance: On a1r: ‘D. Helle V.' in red ink, cropped. William Pamplin (1806-1899). Oxford, Radcliffe Library; acquired in 1849 from Pamplin; manuscript addition to Radcliffe Catalogue (1835) for 1849: listed as ‘Albertus, Secreta mul. et virorum’, with shelfmark 22.G.5.1.

Former Radcliffe shelfmarks: 22.G.5.1; 85.a.10; G.190.a.15.


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