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Bod-Inc: A-233




Analysis of Content

AA1v Venia, Masellus: [Letter] to Ambrosius de Cora. Incipit: ‘[I]ngemisco, reverende pater, quotiens mihi clades Itala in mentem uenit et doleo quidem commune Italiae decus a barbaris fuisse uiolatum . . .’ Saxius 467.

AA5r ‘Italia perditorum librorum recuperatione gaudens suos olim depopulatores alloquitur.’ Incipit: ‘Quos permittebas, teuton, putrescere libros | putrescant: nobis copia maior adest'; 7 elegiac distichs.

AA5r Venia, Masellus: ‘Ad lectorem.’ Incipit: ‘Ambrosiam ueteres epulum dixere deorum | Caelicolis sacris fercula digna rati'; 5 elegiac distichs.

AA5r [Table of contents.]

AA5v Paulinus Nolanus [pseudo-; Paulinus Mediolanensis]: Vita Ambrosii. Dedicated to Augustinus. PL XIV 27-46. Ambrosius, De officiis ministrorum libri III, ed. Jo. Georgius Krabinger (Tübingen, 1857), 1-28. Vita di S. Ambrogio, ed. Michele Pellegrino, Verba seniorum, ns 1 (Rome, 1961). Erroneously attributed to S. Paulinus Nolanus; on authorship see LThK VIII 208. See CPL 169. Attributed to Paulinus Mediolanensis by A. Paredi, ‘Paulinus of Milan', Sacris erudiri, 15 (1963), 207; F. Valsecchi, Incunabuli dell'Ambrosiana (Milan, 1973), I, 75.

A1r Ambrosius: Hexaemeron, six books. PL XIV 123-274. CSEL XXXII/1a, 3-261.

O1r Ambrosius: De paradiso. PL XIV 275-314. CSEL XXXII/1a, 265-336. See CPL 124; Stegmüller, Repertorium biblicum, 1228.

R1v Ambrosius [pseudo-; Augustinus pseudo-; Nicetas Remesianensis]: Sermo de ortu Adae (De ligno dignoscentiae boni et mali, sermo secundus). PL XXXIX 1739-41; PL supplement II 903-6. For the authorship see Sancti Augustini sermones post Maurinos reperti, ed. Germanus Morin, Miscellanea Agostiniana, 1 (Rome, 1930), 731; K. Gamber, Weitere Sermonen ad competentes, I (Regensburg, 1965), 25-32; CPPM 1232.

R3v Ambrosius [pseudo-; Augustinus pseudo-; Nicetas Remesianensis]: Sermo de arbore interdicta (De ligno dignoscentiae boni et mali, sermo primus). PL XXXIX 1735-9; PL supplement II 900-3. For authorship see Sancti Augustini sermones, ed. Morin, 747; Gamber, Weitere Sermonen ad competentes’, I, 25-32. See CPPM 114, 786, 1231.

R5v Ambrosius: De Cain et Abel, two books. PL XIV 315-60; CSEL XXXII/1a, 339-409. See CPL 125; Stegmüller, Repertorium biblicum, 1229.


Imprint: [Milan: Antonius Zarotus, not before 1475]. Folio.

Remarks: As dated by Ganda; Accurti I 121-2 no. 1605 suggests a date between 28 Mar. 1476 and 25 May 1477.


Collation: AA8 BB10 A–C8 D6 E F8 G6 H I8 k6 L8 M6 N4 O–Q8 R6 S T8 V10.


ISTC: ia00556000

GW: GW 1605;

Hain: HCR 902 = HC, Addenda, 904;

Goff: Goff A‑556;

BMC: BMC VI 715;

Proctor: Pr 5812;

Others: BSB‑Ink A‑476; CIBN A‑295; Ganda 42; Oates 2256; Sack, Freiburg, 142; Sheppard 4852-3.

LCN: 14427851


Copy number: A-233(1)

Binding: Forel (parchment).

Size: 310 × 205 × 36 mm.

Size of leaf: 300 × 197 mm.

Greek words in the text supplied in red ink. Marginal notes in two sixteenth/seventeenth-century hands.

On A1r a contemporary north Italian miniature depicting Ambrose as a bishop is supplied in dark blue, red, and green with some decoration in grey and gold; an initial is supplied in gold on a blue ground heightened with grey in the inner margin, foliate extensions and some gold dotting; see Pächt and Alexander II, 114 no. pr. 135. Gold monograms ‘IHS' and ‘XPS' in the upper and right margins respectively, the latter in a red circle with blue and red stars. Three- and four-line initials are supplied at the beginning of each text in gold on ground counterchanged in dark blue and red heightened with grey.

Provenance: John Mozley Stark (fl. 1851-1888); Catalogue 4 (1854), p. 1, for £2. 2. 6. Purchased in Oct. 1854 for £2. 2. 0; see Library Bills (1851-5), 265; Books Purchased (1855), 2-3.

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q sub fen. 2.11.

Copy number: A-233(2)

Wanting the blank leaf V10.

Leaves A2v and A7r have changed places and are printed upside-down owing to an error in the printing of sheet A2.7. Manuscript facsimiles of both pages have been inserted by a sixteenth/seventeenth-century hand.

Binding: Eighteenth-century half calf; in three compartments of the gold-tooled spine a stamp of cornucopiae and leaves; red title label; marbled pastedowns; perhaps bound for Boutourlin.

Size: 314 × 213 × 32 mm.

Size of leaf: 303 × 208 mm.

Occasional marginal notes in a sixteenth/seventeenth-century hand.

Provenance: Trevi, Umbria, Observant Canons Regular, S. Maria Lacrimarum; on AA1r: ‘Ad vsum D[omi]ni Illuminati . . . dedicatum Sancte Marie Lachrimarum de Treuio ordinis Can[oni]corum Regularium de obseruantia ibi commorantium 1524 [corrected to 1523] obit sp[ ] . . . largitor die 29 Sept[embris]'. Dimitrij Petrovich, Count Boutourlin (1763-1829); book-plate and shelfmark no. 648: see Catalogue (1831); sale (1839), lot 225. Purchased for £1. 0. 0; see Books Purchased (1840), 2.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 7Q inf. 2.23.

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