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Bod-Inc: A-478


De homousio contra Arrium [Latin].


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page with table of contents.]

a1v Benetus, Cyprianus: [Prefatory letter addressed to] Simon Radin. ‘Insequentium operum et eorum impressionis commendatio.’ Incipit: ‘[S]i veri quicquam rationique consentaneum ea Aristotelis peripatheticorum principis continet sententia . . .’ Text dated Paris, 5 Aug. 1500.

a3r ‘Disputationis atque controuersie super fide catholica inter diuum Athanasium prius dyaconum deinde quoque episcopum coram probo iudice gentili a Constantio imperatore delegato habite prefactio docens contemporaneos fuisse inter quos lis acta dicitur.’ PL LXII 179-80 ('Praefatio incerti auctoris').

a3r ‘Eiusdem disputationis introductio originem eius et Arrii perfidiam declarans.’ PL LXII 155-6.

a3v [Vigilius Thapsensis pseudo-; Athanasius pseudo-: De homousio contra Arrium. Also known as Contra Arianos dialogus.] ‘Antedicte disputationis Laoditie habite initium.’ PL LXII 156-80. On authorship see G. Ficker, Studien zu Vigilius von Thapsus (Leipzig, 1897), 34; however, CIBN A‑639 indicates that Vigilius Thapsensis is the true author.

b6r Hieronymus: [Prefatory letter addressed to] Paulinianus. PL XXIII 101-4.

b6r Didymus [Alexandrinus]: De Spiritu sancto. Translated by Hieronymus. PL XXIII 103-54. See CPG II 2544.

e1r [Table of contents.]

e1r Cassiodorus, Flavius Magnus Aurelius: De anima. PL LXX 1279-1308. Cassiodorus, De anima, ed. J. W. Halporn, CCSL 96 (1973), 534-75. See CPL 897.

f4r ‘De origine anime non contemnendus.’ PL XXX 261-5 = Ep. 37. Sometimes ascribed to Hieronymus or Augustinus: see Palémon Glorieux, Pour revaloriser Migne. Tables rectificatives, Mélanges de science religieuse, 9, cahier supplement (Lille, 1952), 20; CPL 633, ep. 37 and Lambert, IIIA, no. 337.

f5r ‘Diffinitiones plurimorum ex laudatissimis autoribus decerpte.’ Incipit: ‘Cassiodorus. Eloquentia est ad vnamquamque rem competens et decora locutio . . .’ Excerpts attributed to Cassiodorus, Hugo [de Sancto Victore], Anselmus, Augustinus, Bruno [Carthusiensis], Gregorius, Isidorus [Hispalensis], Hieronymus, Ambrosius, Origenes, and Bernardus Clarevallensis.

g1v Cyprianus [pseudo-; Ernaldus, Abbas Bonae Vallis: Prefatory letter addressed to] Cornelius, Pont. Max. ‘Prefatio.’ PL CLXXXIX 1609-10.

g1v Cyprianus: De cardinalibus operibus Christi. PL CLXXXIX 1610-78. On authorship see Joseph Huby, ‘Une exégèse faussement attribuée à Saint Cyprien', Biblica, 14 (1933), 96.

k4r [Note to the reader on the contents and the editors.]


Imprint: Paris: André Bocard, for Jean Petit, 28 June 1500. Folio.

Remarks: The colophon predates the prefatory letter on a1v.


Collation: a–i6 k4.

Illustrations: Woodcut initials.


ISTC: ia01173000

Hain: H *1906;

Goff: Goff A‑1173;


Proctor: Pr 8166;

Others: CIBN A‑639; Hillard 1488; Oates 3052; Rhodes 180; Sack, Freiburg, 324; Sheppard 6398.

LCN: 14534715


Copy number: A-478(1)

Bound with:
1. Thomas Waleys, Commentum super libris Augustini De civitate dei. Toulouse: Henricus Mayer, 12 Oct. 1488 (W‑002);
3. Isidorus Hispalensis, Etymologiae. Paris: Jean Barbier, for Jean Petit, 31 Aug. 1509.

Binding: English sixteenth-century (after 1509, the date of the latest item it contains) blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, two clasps lost; staple-marks at head of the upper cover; rebacked. On both covers triple fillets form a double frame; the inner rectangle is divided by triple fillets into lozenge-shaped compartments. In the compartments an unrecorded lattice stamp; in the inner frame a quatrefoil roll: see Oldham, Blind-stamped Bindings, pl. xxxix, 596. Fragments from an unidentified (sixteenth-century?) French printed book used as endleaves.

Size: 295 × 208 × 47 mm.

Size of leaf: 278 × 197 mm.

On the front pastedown, a table of contents for the entire volume in a sixteenth-century English(?) hand and a contemporary note of the epitaph and obit note of Roger Huswyf (†1496): see Emden, BRUO, 990, and Ker, Medieval Libraries, 165 and 301: ‘Presbiter hic verus Huswyf iacet ecce Rogerus | Prodiit a lege terre pastor fore grege | Morte die quinta . . . et x mensis februarii | M[ill]e quater domini l et xi nono ruit anno. Orate pro anima m[ei] Rogeri Huswif' in an English hand.

Occasional early marginal notes. On k4v table of contents for Cyprianus in a contemporary English(?) hand.

Provenance: William Atwater (1440-1521), Bishop of Lincoln (1440-1521); see Emden, BRUO, 73-4, with this book listed; motto at the beginning and end of the volume: ‘Vox domini super aquas'. John Selden (1584-1654): see MS. Broxb. 84. 10, p. 3. Presented in 1659.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: A 2. 4 Th. Seld.

SHELFMARK: V 1. 6(2) Th. Seld.

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