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Bod-Inc: A-396


Ethica Nicomachea (trans. Johannes Argyropoulos).


Analysis of Content

a2r Argyropoulos, Johannes: [Letter addressed to] Cosimo de' Medici. Incipit: ‘[I]oannes Argyropylus Bizantius clarissimo viro Cosmae Medici salutem. Si ea mihi seruanda sunt erga te, que iam olim institui . . .’

a4r Aristoteles: Ethica Nicomachea. ‘De moribus ad Nicomachum.’ Translated by Johannes Argyropoulos for Cosimo de' Medici. With chapter summaries by Aegidius Delphus. Incipit: ‘[O]mnis ars omnisque doctrina atque actus itidem et electio bonum quoddam appetere videtur . . .’ See A‑388.

p5r [Note on the work and on the contribution by Aegidius Delphus.]

p5v Aegidius Delphus: Incipit: ‘Sepe mihi stupidam tenet admiratio mentem | Cur pauci viuant conditione pari'. 20 elegiac distichs.

p6v ‘Tabula.’


Imprint: [Paris]: Georg Wolf, for Enguilbert De Marnef, 16 Apr. 1493. 4°.

Remarks: The British Library copy has device of De Marnef on a1r. Copies described by H and GW are without the device.


Collation: a–o8 p10.


ISTC: ia00982500

GW: GW 2364;

Hain: H *1757;

Goff: Goff, Supplement, A‑982a;


Proctor: not in Pr;

Others: BSB‑Ink A‑688; Oates 3091; Rhodes 147; Sack, Freiburg, 270; Sheppard 6363.

LCN: 14340278


Copy number: A-396(1)

Device of De Marnef on a1r.

Binding: Nineteenth-century gold-tooled calf; marbled pastedowns.

Size: 206 × 139 × 23 mm.

Size of leaf: 200 × 130 mm.

In gathering a numerous early marginal and interlinear notes.

In gatherings a–d, initials (with occasional pen flourishing) and paragraph marks are supplied in red; capital strokes in ink.

Provenance: Limay/Mantes, Celestines; on p9v: ‘Iste liber est celestinorum prope Meduntam sic signatus 382' in an early hand, on a1r sixteenth/seventeenth-century inscription of ownership. Henry Wilson (1797-1866); armorial book-plate, Howe, Book Plates, 32081; sale (1914), lot 84. Ingram Bywater (1840-1914); armorial book-plate; Elenchus, no. 397b. Bequeathed in 1914.

SHELFMARK: Byw. K 1.33.

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