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Bod-Inc: A-399


Ethica Nicomachea (trans. Leonardus Brunus Aretinus).


Analysis of Content

[1a1r] [Brunus Aretinus, Leonardus: Letter addressed to Martinus V, Pont. Max.] Bruni, Schriften, 75-6.

[1a1v] [Brunus Aretinus, Leonardus: Preface to Ethica Nicomachea.] Bruni, Schriften, 76-81.

[1a4v] [Aristoteles: Ethica Nicomachea. Translated by Leonardus Brunus Aretinus.] Incipit: ‘[O]mnis ars omnisque doctrina similiter autem et actus et electio bonum quoddam appetere uidetur . . .’ See A‑394.

[2a1r] [Brunus Aretinus, Leonardus: Letter addressed to Eugenius IV, Pont. Max.] Bruni, Schriften, 70-3.

[2a2v] [Brunus Aretinus, Leonardus: Proemium in libros Politicorum.] Bruni, Schriften, 73-4.

[2a3v] [Aristoteles: Politica. Translated by Leonardus Brunus Aretinus.] Incipit: ‘[Q]uoniam videmus omnem ciuitatem esse societatem quandam . . .’

[3a1r] [Brunus Aretinus, Leonardus: Letter for the Oeconomica, addressed to Cosimo de' Medici.] Bruni, Schriften, 120-1.

[3a1v] [Aristoteles pseudo-: Oeconomica. Partly translated by Leonardus Brunus Aretinus.] Incipit: ‘[R]es familiaris et res pu[blica] inter se differunt non solum quantum domus et ciuitas . . .’ See A‑388.


Imprint: [Valencia: Lambert Palmart, not after 1474]. Folio.

Remarks: Vindel assigns to [Alfonso Fernández de Córdoba]. See also L. Witten, ‘The Earliest Book Printed in Spain', Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, 53 (1959), 91-113, at 102.


Collation: [a b10 c8 d e10 f8 g10 h–k8 l10 m n8]; 2[a10 b c8 d10 e8 f10 g–l8 m10 n8 o10 p8 q6] (not as GW); 3[a8].


ISTC: ia00985000

GW: GW 2370;

Hain: R 401;

Goff: Goff A‑985;

BMC: BMC X 14;

Others: Haebler Bibliografía ibérica I and II 33; Sheppard 7280-1; Vindel, Arte, III 9: 4.

LCN: 14340446


Copy number: A-399(1)

Wanting1 [a1] and the blank leaf2 [q6].

Leaf2 [a1] was at one time bound in as1 [a1] with the addition of a handwritten title ‘Ethica de Aristotiles.' For this copy see Hispanic MSS and Books, 6 no. 15.

Binding: Twentieth-century green morocco; gold-tooled turn-ins and edges of boards; edges gilt. Old parchment label now mounted on an endleaf.

Size: 302 × 220 × 65 mm.

Size of leaf: 290 × 208 mm.

Pencil notes by George Dunn.

On2 [a1r] a four-line initial is supplied in gold on blue ground, within an ink frame. A small initial ‘E' is supplied in a similar style in the manuscript heading.

Provenance: George Dunn (1865-1912), 1900; printed label; sale, part 3 (22 Nov. 1917), lot 1817. Purchased for £67.

SHELFMARK: Inc. d. S1.1.

Copy number: A-399(2)

Wanting gatherings1 [a]–1 [n].

Binding: Nineteenth-century brown cloth.

Size: 297 × 205 × 35 mm.

Size of leaf: 288 × 194 mm.

Running headings with the book-numbers in the Politica. Occasional marginal notes; some nineteenth-century foliation numbers.

Provenance: Inserted letter from R. Proctor, dated 2 Oct. 1902. Ingram Bywater (1840-1914); Elenchus, no. 428. Bequeathed in 1914.

SHELFMARK: Byw. C 1.1.

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