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Bod-Inc: A-296


Computus cum commento.


Analysis of Content

a2r [Anianus]: Computus, [prologue]. Le Comput manuel, ed. Smith. See Thorndike–Kibre 840.

a3r [Commentum.] Incipit: ‘[Q]voniam in magno compoto tradite sunt multe regule et diuerse . . .’

a5r Anianus: Computus. Le Comput manuel, ed. Smith. See Thorndike–Kibre 243.

a5r [Commentum.] Incipit: ‘Quattuor in partes etc. In ista parte actor prosequitur de suo intento . . .’

e5v [Versus quibus plura ad compotum necessaria cognoscuntur.] Incipit: ‘Que vix antiqui potuerunt scribere libris | Decurrendo polum constanti mente rotundum | Aereasque domos tentando et sydera cuncta | Queque fluunt ex his et quomodo sol moueatur | Intus habes collecta breui compendio et arte'; 11 sections of 5 hexameters each.

e6v [Two tables with explanatory note.]


Imprint: Lyons: Jean Du Pré, 24 Jan. 1490/1. 4°.


Collation: a–e8.

Illustrations: On a5v, a6r, a8r, b2v, b3r, c5v, and c6r woodcuts of hands; on c2v and d1r schematic woodcuts; on e6v and e7r woodcut tables.


ISTC: ia00736500

GW: GW 1958;

Hain: C 1730;

Proctor: Pr 8586;

Others: Pellechet 772; Sheppard 6646.

LCN: 14425131


Copy number: A-296(1)

Wanting a1 and b1.

Leaf a2r: ‘ . . . Computus . . .[ ]Vx orta ē'; a5r: ‘nobis fa | cit . . . de suo in= | tento . . .'; not as GW. However, the GW transcription appears to have been based on Pellechet, and is incorrect (correspondence between A. Coates and H. Nickel, 5 Oct., 9 Oct. and 20 Oct. 2000).

Binding: Eighteenth/nineteenth-century pasteboards.

Size: 195 × 133 × 8 mm.

Size of leaf: 191 × 127 mm.

On e8v computistic drawing.

Initial is supplied in red.

Provenance: Unidentified sale; note of acquisition by Heber on endleaf ‘Sale by L[eigh] S[otheby] July 1806'; purchased by Heber for £0. 9. 0, according to the price annotated in red ink in Heber's sale catalogue. Richard Heber (1773-1833); see Catalogue, 5 (1835), lot 2525, sold for £0. 0. 6. Purchased for £0. 3. 0 according to Books Purchased (1835), 8.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 5.60.

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