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Bod-Inc: A-430


De virtutibus (trans. Georgius Hermonymus).


Analysis of Content

a1r Aristoteles [pseudo-]: De virtutibus. [Translated by Georgius Hermonymus.] Incipit: ‘Omne honestum laudabile est. Turpe omne vituperabile . . .’ See C. B. Schmitt, ‘Aristotle's Ethics in the Sixteenth Century: Some Preliminary Considerations', in Ethik im Humanismus, ed. W. Rüegg and D. Wuttke (Boppard, 1979), 87-112, at 103-11.

a6r Dicta septem sapientum. Translated by Georgius Hermonymus. Incipit: ‘Solonis Atheniensis. Nihil nimis uel dices uel ages . . .’


Imprint: [Paris: Ulrich Gering, c.1480]. 4°.


Collation: a8.


ISTC: ia01052500

GW: GW 2497;

Hain: H 2083 (II–III);


Proctor: Pr 7876;

Others: Sheppard 6147-8.

LCN: 14340241


Copy number: A-430(1)

Bound with:
1. Robertus Gaguinus, Ars versificatoria. Carmina diversa. [Paris: Ulrich Gering, c.1479] (G‑006);
3. Augustinus, De dignitate sacerdotum. [Paris: Ulrich Gering, c.1478-82] (A‑572).

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

Size: 204 × 140 × 16 mm.

Size of leaf: 197 × 133 mm.

On [a3v]–[a4v] of item 3, 41 couplets of rhythmic verse, possibly part of a morality play with allegorical figures of virtues and vices, Mors, Peccator, Justus, Diabolus, and others, written in a contemporary hand; incipit: ‘Fili, in spem ah[er]onis(?) | Memor esto Christi passionis (sacerdos). | Ecce carnem sanctam domini | Fugisti hostes nil nocentes huic homini (clericus).’

Provenance: ‘Tabourel', inscription on g8v of item 1 in a sixteenth-century hand; possibly Étienne Tabourot (1549-1590) or Jacques Tabouret (see Hilliard 1000). Purchased by Heber for £0. 19. 0, along with other items in a lot, according to the price annotated in red ink in Heber's sale catalogue. Richard Heber (1773-1833); see Catalogue, 2 (1834), part of lot 2224. Purchased for £0. 12. 0; see Books Purchased (1834), 11.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 5.79(2).

Copy number: A-430(2)

Bound with A‑139; see there for details of binding.

Size of leaf: 189 × 126 mm.

The first gathering of item 5 is misbound after item 6.

Paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue.

Provenance: ‘D[ou]ble' and ‘W 285' on a1r; similar note on item 2. Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834.

SHELFMARK: Douce O 126(10).

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