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Bod-Inc: A-148

Albertus Magnus

Summa de creaturis, pars prima: De quattuor coaequaevis; pars secunda: De homine.


Analysis of Content

a1v ‘Tabula articulorum de quatuor coequeuis.’

b1r Albertus Magnus: Summa [de creaturis], pars prima: De quattuor coaequaeuis. Opera (1651), XIXa; Opera (1890), 34, 307-761. For the manuscript transmission see Fauser no. 60.

l5v [First colophon.]

n1r Albertus Magnus [pseudo-]: Summa [de creaturis], pars secunda: De homine. Incipit: ‘[C]irca secundam partem Summe de creaturis restat querere de homine. De quo primo querendum est secundum statum eius in seipso . . .’ Opera (1651), XIXb; Opera (1890), 35, 1-661. For the manuscript transmission see Fauser no. 61.

aa4v [Second colophon.]

aa5r ‘Tabula questionum libri de homine.’


Imprint: Venice: Simon de Luere, for Andreas Torresanus, 19 Dec. 1498; 16 Feb. 1498/9. Folio.


Collation: a2 b–k8 l6 n–z [et] [con] [rum]8 aa6.


ISTC: ia00334000

GW: GW 779;

Hain: HC *569;

Goff: Goff A‑334;

BMC: BMC V 574;

Proctor: Pr 5621;

Others: BSB‑Ink A‑166; CIBN A‑130; Rhodes 43; Sheppard 4699-700.

LCN: 14292471


Copy number: A-148(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled calf for the Bodleian Library.

Size: 295 × 200 × 35 mm.

Size of leaf: 286 × 185 mm.

Occasional early manuscript notes in the second part, all in one hand.

Provenance: Probably the copy mentioned in the Benefactors' Register, I 14, given in 1600 by William Gent (fl. 1562-1611); James, ‘Catalogus' (1602), fol. 204v; James, Catalogue (1605), 278; Jensen, ‘Benefactors' Register', no. 31.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 3.10.

Copy number: A-148(2)

Binding: Contemporary German (probably Regensburg, Kyriß workshop no. 138) blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards; book-label on the upper cover; two metal clasps; on each cover one lozenge-shaped boss and four corner-pieces lost. On the upper cover triple fillets form a triple frame; the inner rectangle and outer frame are filled with fleurons (Kyriß pl. 277, no. 1), those in the inner rectangle being surrounded by merrythoughts (Kyriß pl. 277, no. 2). On the lower cover triple fillets form a frame; the inner rectangle is divided by triple fillets into lozenge-shaped and triangular compartments. At each point of intersection is a small round rosette stamp (Kyriß pl. 277, no. 3); in the compartments, fleurons. Similar bindings in Munich, BSB 2° Inc. c.a. 2807 (from Stadtamhof), 2377b and others.

Size: 330 × 224 × 53 mm.

Size of leaf: 318 × 209 mm.

Initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red; red underlining.

Provenance: Regensburg, Bavaria, Benedictines, S. Emmeramus; bought by abbot Erasmus Münzer; inscriptions on aa6r: ‘Comparauit hunc librum Frater Erasmus huius monasterij Sanctj Emerami Abbas Anno domini 1501' and on a1r: ‘Monasterii S Emmerami Ratisbonæ'; the book is listed in the library catalogue of S. Emmeramus by Dionysius Menger (1500/1501), and is catalogued with the shelfmark ‘D 5' among the ‘libri inpressi' on fol. 89RA (MBK IV/1 185-385, at 344); Wagner, ‘St Emmeram', 194, no. D5. Leonhard Seiz (1739-1842). Acquired in 1842 by Joseph Edmund Hoeß; inscriptions on a1r: ‘Ex relictis defuncti professoris mei Dr Leonhardi Seitz [sic] emit pro 10 fl. | Ratisbonæ, 28.12.42 | Josephus Edmundus Hoeß, Acolytha et Alumnus'; ‘J. E. Hoeß'; and on aa6r: ‘Comparauit pro 1 fl. sibi Josephus Edmundus Hoeß, Acolytha et Alumnus, et quidem ex relictis defuncti professoris sui Doctorius [sic] utriusque et theologiæ Leonhardi Seitz'. Purchased for £0. 4. 6; see Books Purchased (1861) 2.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 4Q 3.33.

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