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Bod-Inc: A-528

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 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 [Ps 45,5]. Fons sapientie uerbum dei residens in excelsis per dona sua procedens . . .’

a4r 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 . . .’

a4r Augustinus: De civitate dei. ed. B. Dombart and A. Kalb, CCSL 47-8 (1955). See CPL 313.

s6v 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 . . .’

P1r Trevet, Nicolaus: ‘Tabula.’


Imprint: Louvain: Johannes de Westfalia, 18 Sept. 1488. Folio.


Collation: a–z A–O8 P6.

Remarks: Leaf a4 signed a3.


ISTC: ia01242000

GW: GW 2886;

Hain: HC 2061; C 759;

Goff: Goff A‑1242;

BMC: BMC IX 144;

Proctor: Pr 9238;

Others: Campbell 209; CIBN A‑686; Fiumi 18; HPT II 467; ILC 302; Oates 3719-20; Rhodes 196; Sheppard 7097.

LCN: 13885180


Copy number: A-528(1)

For this copy see Coates–Jensen 244, no. 1.

Wanting the blank leaf a1.

Binding: Contemporary English blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, with parchment pastedowns. Probably the work of the ‘Floral Binder', who may have worked at Oxford: see Oldham Blind-Stamped Bindings, 22-3. Two catches and clasps lost; rebacked. Formerly chained: staple-marks of a hasp at tail of the lower cover. On both covers triple fillets form concentric frames, the outer one undecorated. The inner frame contains a lozenge-shaped floral stamp (Oldham pl. XVIII no. 174) and a rose stamp (Oldham pl. XVIII no. 165), with a small star stamp at the corner of the lozenge and round the circumference of the rose (Oldham pl. XVIII no. 170). The inner rectangle is divided by triple fillets into lozenge-shaped and triangular compartments, with the rose stamp, the lozenge-shaped floral stamp, the small star stamp, and a small circular fleur-de lys stamp (Oldham pl. XVIII no. 172). Author, title, and number ‘8' on fore-edge.

Size: 405 × 295 × 75 mm.

Size of leaf: 390 × 277 mm.

Many early marginal annotations in an English italic hand.

Some initials are supplied in blue or red or interlocked blue and red, with reserved white decoration, and with stylized Maiblumen, pen-work, and foliate extensions into the margins or gutter, and sometimes touched with yellow or green. Paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue. Capital strokes in red.

Provenance: ‘Cotynden', possibly to be identified with either Richard Codyngdon (fl. 1476-1513), as suggested by N. R. Ker to Emden (Emden, BRUO, 454-5); or, as suggested by Sheppard, Richard Cotinden (fl. 1508-1512, Emden, BRUO, 496); name on P6v in a fifteenth/sixteenth-century hand. Inscription on P6v in a sixteenth-century hand: ‘This booke appertaineth unto the court of Kinge Ballioll'. Edward Bernard (1638-1697); Wanley's list, p. 3, no. 236. Among the books purchased in 1697 from Bernard's widow.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: P 9. 16 Th.

SHELFMARK: A 2. 8 Th. Seld.

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