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Bod-Inc: A-404


Ethica Nicomachea (trans. Robertus Grosseteste).


Analysis of Content

a1v Felix Lingonensis, Claudius: ‘Exhortatiua ad lectores et operis laudatiua epistola.’ Incipit: ‘Moralis illa (quam Ethicen vocant) philosophia languentium animorum morbis salutifera medela . . .’

a1v Felix Lingonensis, Claudius: ‘Ad lectorem.’ Incipit: ‘Si cupis, o lector, felicem ducere vitam | Hoc lege, quod tenui codice dogma latet'; 8 elegiac distichs.

a2r [Buridanus, Johannes: Commentary on Ethica.] ‘Prohemium Ethicorum.’ Incipit: ‘[C]irca Ethica Aristotelis queritur, utrum de virtutibus moralibus sit scientia, et arguitur primo . . .’ See A‑403.

a3r Aristoteles: Ethica Nicomachea. [Translated by Robertus Grosseteste.] See A‑387.

x2v [Colophon recording the ascription of the translation to Henricus Kosbein.]

x3r [Table of contents.]

x6r [List of virtues and vices, comparing the terminology of Robertus Grosseteste, Leonardus Brunus and Johannes Argyropoulos.] ‘Vicia per excessum. Virtutes. Vicia per defectum.’


Imprint: Paris: [André Bocard, for] Jean Petit, ‘26 Sept. 1500' [c.1505]. Folio.

Remarks: As dated by Moreau, Hillard, and CIBN, in spite of the date in the colophon, on the basis of the state of the device of Jean Petit (Konrad Haebler, Verlegermarken des Jean Petit (Halle an der Saale, 1914), no. IIIc); GW, BSB‑Ink and Sheppard date to 26 Sept. 1500, BSB‑Ink identifying the device as Haebler IIIb, rather than IIIc.


Collation: a–x6.

Illustrations: Woodcut initials.


ISTC: ia00990000

GW: GW 2378;

Hain: H *1758;

Goff: Goff A‑990;

Proctor: not in Pr;

Others: BSB‑Ink A‑693; CIBN I p. 124; Hillard 179; Brigitte Moreau, Inventaire chronologique des éditions parisiennes du XVIe siècle d'après les manuscrits de Philippe Renouard, 4 vols (Paris, 1972- ), I p. 142, no. 9; Oates 3053; Sack, Freiburg, 273-4; Sheppard 6399.

LCN: 13981293


Copy number: A-404(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century half olive morocco; bound for Bywater.

Size: 276 × 212 × 20 mm.

Size of leaf: 267 × 200 mm.

Provenance: Fifteenth/sixteenth century inscription ‘Marx Schulthais' on a1r. Duplicate from the University Library, Heidelberg; stamp. Ingram Bywater (1840-1914); Elenchus, no. 399. Bequeathed in 1914.

SHELFMARK: Byw. B 2.11.

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