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Bod-Inc: A-517

Augustinus Hipponensis

De civitate dei.


Analysis of Content

[*1r] ‘Rubrice.’ [Also known as Breviculus.] ed. A. Mutzenbecher, CCSL 47 (1955), pp. v–xlv; incunable edition also has short incipits.

[a1r] Augustinus: [Retractatio II,43.] ed. A. Mutzenbecher, CCSL 57 (1984), 124-5. See CPL 250.

[a1r] Augustinus: De civitate dei. ed. B. Dombart and A. Kalb, CCSL 47-8 (1955). See CPL 313. See also Carla Frova and Massimo Miglio, ‘Dal MS. Sublacense XLII all’editio princeps del “De civitate Dei” di Sant'Agostino (Hain 2046)', Scrittura, biblioteche e stampa I, 245-73; L. Hellinga, ‘Three Notes on Printer's Copy', Transactions of the Cambridge Bibliographical Society, 9 (1987), 194-204. Dombart–Kalb's edition has a preface with incipit ‘Gloriosissimam civitatem dei sive in hoc temporum . . .' and chapter 1 of the text commencing with incipit ‘Ex hac namque existunt inimici . . .'; in incunable editions, the preface is not separate, but is included in the first chapter.


Imprint: [Subiaco: Conradus Sweynheym and Arnoldus Pannartz], 12 June 1467. Folio.


Collation: [*10 **4 a–k10 l12 m–p10 q10+1 r–v10 x8+1 y z A10 B8 C6+1].

Remarks: Collation as Sheppard. BMC and GW collate: ‘[ . . . y z [et]10 [con]8 [rum]6+1].’


ISTC: ia01230000

GW: GW 2874 (Anm.);

Hain: H *2046;

Goff: Goff A‑1230;


Proctor: Pr 3289;

Others: BSB‑Ink A‑852; CIBN A‑675; Fiumi 8-9; Sheppard 2596.

LCN: 13886689


Copy number: A-517(1)

For this copy see Continental Shelf, no. 18.

Wanting the blank leaves [**2-4].

Binding: Eighteenth-century French red morocco, with triple gold fillets, and gold-tooled spine, with a cornflower tool; marbled pastedowns and gilt edges; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 330 × 232 × 57 mm.

Size of leaf: 314 × 208 mm.

Occasional early annotations.

Initials, paragraph marks, running headlines, and rubrics are supplied in red.

Provenance: Subiaco, Benedictines, S. Scholastica; on [a1r] an erased inscription, read under ultraviolet light: ‘Iste liber est congregationis Cassinensis alias Sancte Justine de Patavia designatus ad usum monachorum monasterii Sublacensis signatus numero . . .'; see Continental Shelf, no. 18, with a reproduction of the page with the inscription on p. 55; for the date, formula, and position of the inscription see V. Federici, I monasteri di Subiaco. II. La biblioteca e l'archivio (Rome, 1904), pp. iv, 21-2. It was previously supposed that this was the copy given by the monastery of Subiaco to Pius VI, Pont. Max. on 16 Nov. 1776 (G. P. Carosi, Badia di Subiaco (Subiaco, 1970), 69), but this is now considered unlikely (Martin Davies, 'From Mainz to Subiaco: Illumination of the First Italian Printed Books', in La Stampa romana nella citta dei papi e in Europa, ed. Cristina Dondi et al, CERL Papers XII, Studi e testi, 506 (Vatican, 2016), 9-42, at p. 25 note 43 suggests that a more plausible candidate may be the copy in Paris, Ste-Geneviève, OEXV 6 Res., which has an erased Subiaco inscription, and the arms of Pius VI on the upper cover). Louis César de la Baume le Blanc, duc de La Vallière (1708-1780); ‘V.448' free endleaf; see Catalogue, pt 1 (Paris, 1783), lot 448. Pietro-Antonio Bolongaro-Crevenna (1735-1792); see Catalogue (1789), part I lot 479, and label inside the upper cover; in annotated catalogue marked down to Payne for Fl. 220. Purchased though Payne for £19. 5. 0; see Books Purchased (1790), 2.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: Auct. P 1.6.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 7Q 2.19.

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