De civitate dei.
Analysis of Content
[c1r] Augustinus: [Retractatio II,43.] ‘Prologus.’ ed. A. Mutzenbecher, CCSL 57 (1984), 124-5. See CPL 250.
[c1r] Augustinus: De civitate dei. ed. B. Dombart and A. Kalb, CCSL 47-8 (1955). See CPL 313.
[E6v] Sweynheym, Conradus And Pannartz, Arnoldus: [Verse colophon.] Incipit: ‘Hoc Conradus opus Suueynheym ordine miro | Arnoldusque simul Pannarts una ede colendi | Gente theotonica Rome expediere sodales'; 3 hexameters. BMC IV 5.
Imprint: Rome: Conradus Sweynheym and Arnoldus Pannartz, 1468. Folio.
Collation: [a b8 c–o10 p12 q–z A–C10 D E8].
Remarks: Collation as GW not BMC. Sheppard collates as BMC: [* **8 a–m10 n12 o–z [et]10 [con] [rum]8].
GW: GW 2875;
Hain: HC 2047;
Goff: Goff A‑1231;
BMC: BMC IV 5;
Proctor: Pr 3293;
Others: CIBN A‑676; Fiumi 9; Rhodes 192; Sheppard 2602.
Copy number: A-518(1)
Wanting the blank leaves [a1], [b8] and [E8].
Binding: Eighteenth-century calf; gold-tooled spine, marbled pastedowns; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.
Size: 392 × 290 × 65 mm.
Size of leaf: 383 × 259 mm.
Marginal notes and underlining in hands of various dates from the fifteenth to seventeenth(?) centuries.
On [c1r] a contemporary Roman border, edged in gold, with reserved white vine-stem scrolling, touched in yellow, on a background of red, blue, and green, with white dots in groups of three, and with gold suns, with rays in black ink. One gold-edged roundel with green leaves, but with its centre blank. A fourteen-line epigraphic ‘I' and an 8-line epigraphic ‘G' supplied in gold and worked into the border. Other principal epigraphic initials are supplied similarly; for a comparable, but more sophisticated example see The Estelle Doheny Collection, I, Sotheby's, 22 Oct. 1987, lot 78. Remaining epigraphic initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue. Rubrics and marginal chapter numbers are supplied in red.
Provenance: Jean Pierre Imbert Châtre de Cangé (†1746); name in pencil on verso of front endleaf; inscription on verso of front pastedown: ‘No. 202 Senicourt achepté 160'. Paul Girardot de Préfond (†after c.1800); not in 1757 sale catalogue; printed label and coat of arms (argent, a lion rampant, quartering gules a chevron argent). Pietro-Antonio Bolongaro-Crevenna (1735-1792); printed label ‘480', from sale (1789), part I lot 480; in the annotated catalogue marked down to Payne for Fl. 125. Purchased through Payne for £10. 18. 6; see Books Purchased (1790), 2.
Former Bodleian shelfmark: Auct. P 1.7.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 7Q 1.12.
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