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Bod-Inc: A-174

Alexander Magnus

Historia de preliis.


Analysis of Content

a2r Alexander Magnus [pseudo-]: Historia de preliis. See A‑171.

k8v [Petrus Alphonsus]: [Disciplina clericalis (excerpt).] ‘De sepultura Alexandri.’ Incipit: ‘[L]egimus alexandri sepulturam esse auream ad quam plurimi philosophi conuenerunt Quorum vnus ait, Alexander ex auro fecit thesaurum . . .’ See A‑171.


Imprint: [South-east France?: Printer of Alexander Magnus (GW 878)], 16 Nov. 1490. 4°.

Remarks: On this press see H. D. Saffrey, ‘Un nouvel essai de localisation et de datation de l'incunable GW 644', Gb Jb (1964), 98-102. Lőkkös, Genève 174 identifies as [Geneva: Louis Cruse]. BMC VIII 415-16 locates it tentatively at Grenoble.


Collation: a8 b–i6 k8.


ISTC: ia00399000

GW: GW 878;

Hain: HC 781;

Goff: Goff A‑399;


Proctor: Pr 7376 = 8821.3, Supplement (1899), 12;

Others: Hillard 1020; Oates 3288; Sheppard 6844.

LCN: 14289937


Copy number: A-174(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century red cloth for the Bodleian Library.

Size: 180 × 125 × 14 mm.

Size of leaf: 170 × 116 mm.

Occasional early marginal notes in the inner margins; notes in the outer margins cropped.

Provenance: Old shelfmark ‘1133'. Purchased from Joseph Baer & Co., 143. Lager-Catalog, no. 570, for 12 Marks; see Library Bills, 7 May 1884.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 7Q 5.40.

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