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Bod-Inc: A-184

Alexander de Villa Dei

Doctrinale cum commento Ludovici de Guaschis.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page and woodcut.]

a2r Alexander [de Villa Dei]: Doctrinale (Partes I–II). See A‑179.

a2r [Guaschis, Ludovicus de: Commentary on Doctrinale Partes I–II.] Incipit: ‘Quia textus est planus . . .’ Doctrinale (ed. Reichling) CCCV does not ascribe to Ludovicus.

G1r Alexander [de Villa Dei]: Doctrinale (Partes III–IV). See A‑180.

G1r [Commentary on Doctrinale Partes III–IV.] Incipit: ‘Hoc est capitulum decimum . . . Hic a[uctor] respondet tacite questioni . . .’


Imprint: Antwerp: Gerard Leeu, 25 June 1487. 4°.


Collation: a8 b–f6 A8 B–E6 F4 G–L6 M8.

Illustrations: Woodcut on a1r showing, above centre, a master sitting on a throne with a lectern attached, and below, five pupils with books, sitting on the steps at his feet. Above the woodcut is the inscription: ‘Textus Alexandri cum sentenciis et constructionibus.’


ISTC: ia00431300

GW: GW 1004;

Hain: HC 760;

Proctor: Pr 9365;

Others: Campbell 112; HPT II 419; ILC 164; Doctrinale (ed. Reichling), 34; Sheppard 7212.

LCN: 14291024


Copy number: A-184(1)

Leaf G1 signed Hi. The erroneous Hi is corrected in an early manuscript alteration to Gi.

Binding: Nineteenth-century gold-tooled brown morocco.

Size: 215 × 148 × 17 mm.

Size of leaf: 210 × 141 mm.

Provenance: John Bedfils (Sheppard erroneously read Bedford). Thomas Thorpe (1791-1851), catalogue (1827), part II, lot 3237: on endleaf ‘4£ 4s from Thorpe's catalogue 1827'. David Stuart Ker (1816-1878); anonymous sale (1847), lot 85. Purchased for £0. 18. 0; see Books Purchased (1847), 36.

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q 5.25.

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