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Bod-Inc: A-527

Augustinus Hipponensis

De civitate dei.


Analysis of Content

[a2r] Augustinus: [Retractatio II,43.] ed. A. Mutzenbecher, CCSL 57 (1984), 124-5. See CPL 250.

[a2r] ‘Capitula libri primi.’

[a3r] Augustinus: De civitate dei. ed. B. Dombart and A. Kalb, CCSL 47-8 (1955). See CPL 313.

[x8r] [Colophon.]

[A1r] Waleys, Thomas And Trevet, Nicolaus: [Prologue to commentary on De civitate dei.] ‘Sacre pagine professorum ordinis predicatorum Thome Valois et Nicolai Triveth in libros beati Augustini de ciuitate dei commentaria.’ Incipit: ‘  “[F]luminis impetus letificat ciuitatem dei”, in Psalmo. Fons sapientie verbum dei residens in excelsis per dona sua procedens . . .’

[A1v] Waleys, Thomas: [Commentary on De civitate dei I.1–X.29.] Incipit: ‘  “[G]loriosissimam ciuitatem dei etc.”, In isto primo capitulo tangit beatus Augustinus duas culpas Romanorum . . .’

[G1v] Trevet, Nicolaus: [Commentary on De civitate dei X.29–XXII.30.] Incipit: ‘[P]redicas patrem etc. In hoc capitulo xxix . . . nos declarat Augustinus contra Porphirianos . . .’

[H1r] Trevet, Nicolaus: ‘Tabula.’


Imprint: Basel: Michael Wenssler [and Bernhard Richel], 25 Mar. 1479. Folio.


Collation: [a–f10 g–k10.8 l6 m–p10.8 q8 r s10 t–x8 A10 B8 C D6 E10 F8 G6 H4].


ISTC: ia01241000

GW: GW 2885;

Hain: HC 2058;

Goff: Goff A‑1241;

BMC: BMC III 726 and 738;

Proctor: Pr 7489 = 7534;

Others: BSB‑Ink A‑859; CIBN A‑685; Fiumi 17-18; Rhodes 195; Sack, Freiburg, 351; Sheppard 2338.

LCN: 13885257


Copy number: A-527(1)

Wanting the blank leaf [a1].

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled calf for the Bodleian Library; marbled pastedowns. The upper cover detached.

Size: 485 × 345 × 65 mm.

Size of leaf: 464 × 304 mm.

Some early marginal notes.

On [a2r] a 13-line initial ‘I' is supplied in interlocked red and blue, with reserved white decoration and red and purple pen-work extensions into the upper margin and gutter, touched with green. On [a3r] an eight-line initial ‘G' is supplied in interlocked red and blue, with reserved white decoration within a frame of purple pen-work touched with green, and with infill of red pen-work with reserved white floral decoration, on a green ground. Pen-work extensions into the gutter and margins in red and purple, touched with green and partially coloured in blue. Other initials are supplied in red or blue, or in interlocked red and blue, sometimes with reserved white decoration. Paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue. Two lombard initial ‘Q's, one on [h6r], the other on [h7r], have faces added in black ink. Running number of books added in a contemporary hand in black ink.

Provenance: Joseph Niesert (1766-1841); inscription on [a2r] dated 1819; sale (1843), lot 250. Purchased for £0. 13. 0; see Books Purchased (1843), 4.

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q sub. fen. 1.15.

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