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Bod-Inc: A-189

Alexander de Villa Dei

Doctrinale cum commento Gerardi de Zutphania.


Analysis of Content

a2r Prologue. ‘Prologus’ Incipit: ‘  “[T]anquam paruulis vt lac potum dedi vobis”, inquit Paulus, prima Corinth. iii [I Cor 3,1-2]. Quam propositionem nostro proposito applicare congrue mihi visum fuit . . .’

a3v Alexander [de Villa Dei]: Doctrinale (Pars I). See A‑188.

a3v [Gerardus de Zutphania]: ‘Glosa notabilis.’ Incipit: ‘Sententia huius textus prohemialis est . . .’ Thurot, Doctrines grammaticales, XXII part 2, 488 notes that the ‘glosa notabilis' was composed at Cologne. Doctrinale (ed. Reichling) CCCIV ascribes to Gerardus.


Imprint: Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 1497. 4°.


Collation: a–o8 p6.


ISTC: ia00444900

GW: GW 1078;

Hain: HC 690;

Proctor: Pr 2116A;

Others: BSB‑Ink A‑261 (I); Doctrinale (ed. Reichling), 134 (I); Sheppard 1550.

LCN: 14291089


Copy number: A-189(1)

Bound with:
2. Alexander de Villa Dei, Doctrinale pars II cum commento Gerardi de Zutphania. Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 1498 (A‑191);
3. Alexander de Villa Dei, Doctrinale pars III–IV cum commento valde utili. [Nuremberg]: Anton Koberger, [1498] (A‑198).

Binding: Contemporary German (possibly Eßlingen, Kyriß workshop no. 134) blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards, with metal catches and one metal clasp. On both covers an intersecting frame formed by triple or quadruple fillets, within which is Kyriß pl. 269, nos 4, ?6 and 10. In the inner rectangle is Kyriß pl. 269, no. 3. Stamps on the lower cover very badly worn. A similar binding in Munich, BSB 2° Inc. c.a. 2274a.

Size: 212 × 153 × 74 mm.

Size of leaf: 200 × 142 mm.

Two parchment leaves from a manuscript, dated 1344 ‘in ec. [ ] apostolorum Petri et Pauli', and written in a very heavily contracted hand, of Antonius Andreae, OFM (c.1280–c.1320), Quaestiones in xii libros Metaphysicae Aristotelis [text: Lohr 23 (1967), 364-5 no. 2], once apparently used as pastedowns, but now raised.

On endleaf a manuscript text: ‘Figure divisio'. Incipit: ‘Figura est ratio quaedam, qua de recto ac simplici loquendi genere cum aliqua dicendi virtute deflectitur . . .’

Provenance: Purchased for £0. 8. 0; see Books Purchased (1835), 1.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 5.46(1).

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