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Apuleius Madaurensis, Lucius



Analysis of Content

A2r [Bussis], Johannes Andreas [de: Letter addressed to] Paulus II, Pont. Max. See A‑369.

A6v Table of contents with incipits of each book.

a1r Apuleius Madaurensis, Lucius: Metamorphoses sive De asino aureo. Incipit: ‘[A]t ego tibi sermone isto Milesio uarias fabulas conseram auresque tuas beniuolas lepido susurro permulceam . . .’ See A‑369.

l7r Apuleius Madaurensis, Lucius: Florida. See A‑369.

n3v Apuleius Madaurensis, Lucius: ‘Apologiae siue defension[i]s magiae ad clarissimum virum Claudium Maximum proconsulem.’ See A‑369.

r3r Apuleius Madaurensis, Lucius: ‘De deo Socratis', prologue. See A‑369.

r4r Apuleius Madaurensis, Lucius: ‘De deo Socratis.’ See A‑369.

s4r Apuleius Madaurensis, Lucius: De Platone, first book. ‘De dogmate Platonis.’ See A‑369.

t1r Apuleius Madaurensis, Lucius: De Platone, second book. ‘De philosophia.’ See A‑369.

u2r Apuleius Madaurensis, Lucius: De mundo. ‘Cosmographia siue de mundo ad Faustinum.’ See A‑369.

u13v Hermes Trismegistus: [Asclepius.] Translated by Lucius Apuleius Madaurensis [pseudo-]. See A‑369.

y6r [Balbus, Petrus, Bishop of Tropea: Letter addressed to] Nicolaus de Cusa. ‘Episcopi Tropien[sis] ad Nicolaum Cunensem(!) cardinalem conuersio.’ Incipit: ‘[C]vm te intelligam, sapientissime atque optime patrum . . .’

y6r Alcinous; [Albinus pseudo-]: ‘Disciplinarum Platonis epitoma id est breuiarium.’ [Translated by Petrus Balbus.] Incipit: ‘[Q]ve sint propriissima Platonis documenta quaeue doctrina perbreuiter hinc ordinare . . .’ See A‑151.


Imprint: Vicenza: Henricus de Sancto Ursio, Zenus, 9 Aug. 1488. Folio.


Collation: A6 a–m8.6 n8 o–x8.6 y z & [con]6.


ISTC: ia00935000

GW: GW 2302;

Hain: HC *1316 (incl. C 531);

Goff: Goff A‑935;

BMC: BMC VII 1047;

Proctor: Pr 7172;

Others: BSB‑Ink A‑659; CIBN A‑493; Hillard 169; Rhodes 121; Sheppard 5935.

LCN: 14268149


Copy number: A-370(1)

Wanting the blank leaves A1 and [con]6.

Binding: Italian eighteenth-century parchment; yellow-edged leaves; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 317 × 215 × 29 mm.

Size of leaf: 304 × 206 mm.

Copious sixteenth/seventeenth-century marginal notes, some cropped.

Provenance: Maffeo Pinelli (1735-1785); Morelli, III no. 7576: sale (1789), lot 12482. Purchased for £1. 7. 0; see annotated sale catalogue and Books Purchased (1789), 4.

SHELFMARK: Auct. N 4.7.

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