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Bod-Inc: A-391


De animalibus (trans. Theodorus Gaza).


Analysis of Content

A1v [Table of contents.]

A5r Theodorus Graecus Thessalonicensis [I.e. Theodorus Gaza: Letter for De animalibus addressed to] Sixtus IV, Pont. Max. Incipit: ‘[L]ycurgum Lacedemonium, qui leges ciuibus suis constituit, reprehendunt nonnulli . . .’ See Thorndike–Kibre 840.

a1r Aristoteles: Historia animalium, nine books. Edited with chapter headings by Sebastianus Manilius. Translated by Theodorus [Gaza]. Incipit: ‘[A]nimalium partes aut incompositae sunt quae scilicet in similes sibi partes diuiduntur ut caro in carnes . . .’ See Thorndike–Kibre 99.

i6v Aristoteles: De partibus animalium. Edited with chapter headings by Sebastianus Manilius. Translated by Theodorus [Gaza]. Incipit: ‘[I]n omni contemplandi genere omnique tum nobiliori, tum ignobiliori docendi uia et ratione . . .’ See Thorndike–Kibre 699.

n5v Aristoteles: De generatione animalium. Edited with chapter headings by Sebastianus Manilius. Translated by Theodorus [Gaza]. Incipit: ‘[C]um de caeteris animalium partibus tum summatim, tum singulatim seorsum de propriis generis cuiusque dictum iam sit . . .’ See Thorndike–Kibre 289.

s4r [Colophon with note on the editor.]


Imprint: Venice: Johannes and Gregorius de Gregoriis, de Forlivio, 18 Nov. 1492. Folio.


Collation: A6 a–r6 s4.

Illustrations: Woodcut border on a1r.


ISTC: ia00974000

GW: GW 2351;

Hain: HC Addenda *1700;

Goff: Goff A‑974;

BMC: BMC V 343;

Proctor: Pr 4527;

Others: BSB‑Ink A‑679; Essling 677; Hillard 177; Rhodes 141; Sack, Freiburg, 267; Sander 588; Sheppard 3893.

LCN: 14338603


Copy number: A-391(1)

Woodcut border on a1r cropped.

Binding: Seventeenth/eighteenth century English marbled pasteboards, for Thomas Rawlinson(?); see A‑628(1); the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 268 × 200 × 20 mm.

Size of leaf: 262 × 187 mm.

Copious sixteenth-century marginal notes by various hands, some in Greek.

Provenance: Leonard Barton [read by Sheppard as Baxter] (†1531); on s4v: ‘Leonardi Barton'. William Tyldesley (fl. 1528-1534); on s4v: ‘G. [Guilelmus] Tyldisleyus possessor'. Francis Bolderow (†1574); name on A1r: F. Bolderowe'; J. Hatcher; on A1r: ‘J. Hatcherus me possidet'; probably John Hatcher (†1587), but not in the list of his books edited by E. Leedham-Green, Books in Cambridge Inventories: Booklists from Vice-Chancellor's Court Probate: Inventories in the Tudor and Stuart Periods (Cambridge, 1986), I 367-82. Edward Couchman (†1603/4); name on A1r: ‘Edward Couchman oneth this booke'. Unidentified owners: Bagshaw, possibly Edward Bagshaw (1629-1671); William Aster (fifteenth/sixteenth century); on A1r: ‘Guli[elmi] Asteri liber teste Domino bagshaw q[ui] mihi hunc librum dedit'. T. Stanlowe; name on A1r in a sixteenth-century hand. William Parkyn; on A1r: ‘Wylhelmus Parkyn me possidet'. Christopher Jackson; name on s4v; ‘Christophori Jacsoni'. Thomas Rawlinson (1681-1725); sale (13 Nov. 1732), part of lot 2365; the note ‘C. & P./' on front pastedown; see Oldham, Shrewsbury School Bindings, 104 no. 1.

SHELFMARK: Auct. N 4.19.

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