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Bod-Inc: A-514

Augustinus Hipponensis

De arte praedicandi (Book IV of ‘De doctrina christiana').


Analysis of Content

[a1r] [Prologue.] ‘Canon pro recommendacione huius famosi operis siue libelli sequentis, de arte predicandi sancti Augustini.’ Incipit: ‘Cum sit res non solum nimis presumptuosa verum eciam plurimum . . .’

[a3r] Augustinus: De arte praedicandi. ed. J. Martin, CCSL 32 (1962), 116-67. See CPL 263.

[b8r] [Index.]


Imprint: [Strasbourg]: Johann Mentelin, [not after 1466]. Folio.


Collation: [a10 b12].

Remarks: The name of Schoeffer is in the preface. On the relative date of this and the following item: see Schorbach, Mentelin, 186-90, and Fred W. Householder, ‘The First Pirate', Library, New ser., 24 (1943-4), 30-46, particularly 30-1, no. 2.


ISTC: ia01226000

GW: GW 2871;

Hain: H *1956;

Goff: Goff A‑1226;

BMC: BMC I 52;

Proctor: Pr 200;

Others: CIBN A‑700; Oates 74; Rhodes 190; Sack, Freiburg, 346; Schorbach, Mentelin, 6; Sheppard 130-1.

LCN: 13887401


Copy number: A-514(1)

Wanting the blank leaf [b12].

Binding: Nineteenth-century English gold-tooled calf, with gilt-edged leaves, and with the initials ‘S MM' and the coat of arms of Sir Mark Sykes. The gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers. Bound by C[hristian Samuel] Kalthoeber.

Size: 295 × 212 × 20 mm.

Size of leaf: 285 × 200 mm.

Partial rubrication: capital strokes on [a2r] only.

Provenance: Sir Mark Masterman Sykes (1771-1823); not found in his sale catalogue. Purchased for £12. 12. 0, through Payne and Foss; see Books Purchased (1824), 2; inscription on recto of front endleaf.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: Auct. P 4.2.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 7Q 3.13.

Copy number: A-514(2)

Wanting the blank leaf [b12].

Binding: Nineteenth-century brown morocco for the Bodleian Library; marbled pastedowns.

Size: 265 × 190 × 15 mm.

Size of leaf: 253 × 175 mm.

Manuscript title on [a1r]. Notes in a fifteenth/sixteenth-century hand on [a6r]. Manuscript title in upper margin of [a3r], in a seventeenth-century(?) hand.

On [a3r] five-line initial ‘H' is supplied in red. Capital strokes in red.

Provenance: Purchased for £0. 15. 0; see Books Purchased (1842), 5.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 7Q 6.6.

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