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Bod-Inc: A-401


Ethica Nicomachea (trans. Leonardus Brunus Aretinus).



Imprint: Zaragoza: Paul Hurus, 22 Sept. 1492. Folio.


Collation: a8 b–q6 r84.


ISTC: ia00988000

GW: GW 2374;

Hain: C 630;

Goff: Goff A‑988;

BMC: BMC X 28;

Proctor: Pr 9510;

Others: Haebler, Bibliografía ibérica, 29; Kurz 52; Sheppard 7295; Vindel, Arte, IV 143: 49.


Copy number: A-401(1)

Leaves l7-8 and portions of 17 other leaves, including c1, k1, k4, l4, m4, n3 and n4.

Binding: Bound in a modern guard-book of fragments. According to the note of contents (see below), the fragments were removed from the bindings of MS. Bodl. 128 [SC 1993] (Feb. 1919), MS. Bodl. 557 [SC 2341] (Mar. 1918), and MS. e. Mus. 141 [SC 3660] (Feb. 1919); this is noted in SC 3660.

Copious early marginal and interlinear notes on three leaves, including comments on the text, ‘nota' marks, and pointing hands. The text on each of the individual fragments has been identified on an attached sheet, dated 26 Feb. 1919, by [Miss] A. C[ummin]g (temporary assistant), with revisions by R. T. M[ilford] (temporary assistant).

Provenance (of MSS. Bodl. 128, 557, and e. Mus. 141): all three manuscripts were copied in Portugal, probably at Évora, in the 1580s; see references in SC. Hieronimus Teixeira Cabral (†?1611), Bishop of Angra 1599-1611, Bishop of Miranda 1611; inscription on fol. 126v of MS. Bodl. 557 only: ‘Hieronimus Texra Cabral Dei et apostolice sedis gratia episcopus Angrensis'. Josias White (1572/3–after June 1610); owned all three manuscripts. Presented by White in 1605; see Macray 402, and Benefactors' Register I 93-4.

FORMERSHELFMARK: Auct. 4Q 1.21(16).

SHELFMARK: Arch. B b.5(29-37).

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