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Bod-Inc: A-371

Apuleius Madaurensis, Lucius



Analysis of Content

[*1v] [Bussis, Johannes Andreas de: Letter addressed to] Paulus II, Pont. Max. See A‑369.

[*4v] Table of contents with incipits of each book.

a1r Apuleius Madaurensis, Lucius: Metamorphoses sive De asino aureo. See A‑369.

i3r Apuleius Madaurensis, Lucius: Florida. See A‑369.

k4r Apuleius Madaurensis, Lucius: ‘Apologiae siue defensionis magiae ad clarissimum uirum Claudium Maximum proconsulem.’ See A‑369.

n5v Apuleius Madaurensis, Lucius: ‘De deo Socratis', prologue. See A‑369.

n6r Apuleius Madaurensis, Lucius: ‘De deo Socratis.’ See A‑369.

o4r Apuleius Madaurensis, Lucius: De Platone, first book. ‘De dogmate Platonis.’ See A‑369.

p1v Apuleius Madaurensis, Lucius: De Platone, second book. ‘De philosophia.’ See A‑369.

p6r Apuleius Madaurensis, Lucius: De mundo. ‘Cosmographia siue de mundo ad Faustinum.’ See A‑369.

q4v Hermes Trismegistus: [Asclepius.] Translated by Lucius Apuleius Madaurensis [pseudo-]. Incipit: ‘[A]sclepius iste pro sole mihi est. Deus, deus te nobis, o Asclepi, ut diuino sermoni interesses adduxit . . .’ See A‑369.

r6r [Balbus, Petrus, Bishop of Tropea: Letter addressed to] Nicolaus de Cusa. ‘Episcopi Tropien[sis] ad Nicolaum Cunensem(!) cardinalem conuersio.’ Incipit: ‘[C]um te intelligam, sapientissime atque optime patrum . . .’

r6r Alcinous; [Albinus pseudo-]: ‘Disciplinarum Platonis epitoma id est breuiarium.’ [Translated by Petrus Balbus.] Incipit: ‘[Q]uae sint propriissima Platonis documenta queue doctrina perbreuiter hinc ordinare . . .’ See A‑151.


Imprint: Venice: Philippus Pincius, 30 Apr. 1493. Folio.


Collation: [*4] a–t6.


ISTC: ia00936000

GW: GW 2303;

Hain: HC *1317;

Goff: Goff A‑936;

BMC: BMC V 495;

Proctor: Pr 5297;

Others: BSB‑Ink A‑660; Oates 2069; Rhodes 122; Sheppard 4391.

LCN: 14268234


Copy number: A-371(1)

Bound with:
1. Paulus Orosius, Historiae adversus paganos. Venice: Octavianus Scotus, 30 July 1483 (O‑029(2));
2. Pius II, Historia rerum ubique gestarum. Venice: Johannes de Colonia and Johannes Manthen, 1477 (P‑330);
4. Leonardus Brunus Aretinus, De primo bello Punico. Brescia: Jacobus Britannicus, 24 Oct. 1498 (B‑569).

Binding: Eighteenth-century calf; gilt chain type roll forms a border; gilt fillets on spine. Formerly chained: staple-marks of a hasp at the head of the upper cover; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 290 × 215 × 55 mm.

Size of leaf: 277 × 193 mm.

On [*1r]: ‘Floruit ante Christum annis 335 aut post Christum 312' in a sixteenth/seventeenth-century hand.

Provenance: Not in Fysher, Catalogus, but probably in the Library before 1757, from which date books were no longer chained.

SHELFMARK: Auct. N 4.8(3).

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