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Bod-Inc: A-486

Auctores Octo cum glossa.


Analysis of Content

Part III.

o2r [Facetus Cum nihil utilius.] ‘Liber Faceti.’ Incipit: ‘[C]um nichil utilius humane credo saluti | quam rerum nouisse modos et moribus uti.’ See A‑485.

o2r [Commentary.] ‘Faceti glosa.’ Incipit: ‘[S]ic actor(!) ponit prohemium sui libri, in quo ipse ostendit que fuerit causa mouens ipsum ad hoc opus agendum . . .’

Part VII.

I2r [Anonymus Neveleti]: ‘Liber fabularum Esopi.’ Incipit: ‘[U]t iuuet et prosit conatur pagina presens | Dulcius arrident seria picta iocis.’ See A‑056. Fables alternate with the commentary.

I2r [Commentary.] Incipit: ‘[I]n principio huius libri quinque sunt inquirenda, scilicet causa efficiens, formalis, materialis et finalis . . .’


Imprint: [Paris: André Bocard, c.1493-5]. 4°.


Collation: Part III: o8 p6; part VII: I–M8 N6.


ISTC: ia01182270

GW: GW 2788 (incl. 425);

Proctor: Pr 8151 (VIII), 8152 (III);

Others: Hillard 32 (VII); Sack, Freiburg, 327 (III, VII); Sheppard 6384-5.

LCN: 14336813, 14380948


Copy number: A-486(1)

Part III only.

Wanting o1. Leaf o8 supplied from Rawl. 4° 598 (6), a volume of early printed fragments bequeathed by Richard Rawlinson.

Binding: Half calf.

Size: 212 × 145 × 6 mm.

Size of leaf: 204 × 137 mm.

Some pen-trials on o2r.

Provenance and date of acquisition unknown.

Former Bodleian shelfmarks: Arch. Bodl. A II.133, U.S. a.22.

SHELFMARK: Arch. B e.9.

Copy number: A-486(2)

Part VII only.

Wanting the blank leaf N6.

Binding: Nineteenth-century half calf over marbled boards; edges gilt.

Size: 208 × 143 × 9 mm.

Size of leaf: 200 × 135 mm.

Occasional early marginal notes, including some Greek words.

Provenance: John South (fifteenth/sixteenth century); on I1v: ‘Jhon Sowthe of kelby in the Cownty of Lyncolne yeman'. Purchased for £1. 7. 6; see Books Purchased (1852), 3.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q inf. 2.75.

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