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Bod-Inc: A-530

Augustinus Hipponensis

De civitate dei.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a1v [Verse.] Incipit: ‘Mirifico poteris textos sermone libellos | Hosce opere precium perlegere hospes ades'; 12 elegiac distichs. See Walther, Initia, 11086.

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

a2r ‘Capitula libri primi.’

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.

r8r Trevet, Nicolaus: [Commentary on De civitate dei X.29–XXII.30.] Incipit: ‘  “[P]redicas patrem” etc. In hoc capitulo xxix declarat Augustinus contra Porphyrianos . . .’

O4r Amerbach, Johannes: [Valedictory verse to the reader.] Incipit: ‘Hoc opus exactum diuina arte Joannis | Amerbacensis, lector vbique legas'; 2 elegiac distichs. BMC III 752.

O4v [Colophon.]

O4v Trevet, Nicolaus: ‘Tabula.’


Imprint: Basel: Johann Amerbach, 13 Feb. 1490. Folio.

Remarks: ISTC suggests that the day and month in the colophon are taken over from Amerbach's edition of 1489.


Collation: a10 b–o8 p–y A–K8.6 L–O6.8.

Remarks: Leaf a2 is signed a.

Illustrations: Woodcut on a1v: see Schramm XXI p. 27 and pl. 589, and Schreiber V, 3394.


ISTC: ia01244000

GW: GW 2888;

Hain: HC *2066; C 761;

Goff: Goff A‑1244;


Proctor: Pr 7585;

Others: BSB‑Ink A‑863; CIBN A‑688; Fiumi 20; Oates 2775; Sack, Freiburg, 353-4; Schramm XXI p. 27 and pl. 589; Schreiber V, 3394; Sheppard 2432.


Copy number: A-530(1)

Bound with:
2. Augustinus, De trinitate. [Basel]: Johann Amerbach, 1490 (A‑563(2)).

Wanting a3.

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled calf (c.1825); gold-tooled spine; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 337 × 237 × 49 mm.

Size of leaf: 328 × 217 mm.

Copious marginal annotations in a number of early hands, including many in the hand which wrote the Drabantius inscription (see below). Some underlining in black ink and pointing hands. On a2r a manuscript table giving the number of chapters in each book.

Provenance: Nicolaus Drabantius († in or before 1537); inscription on a1r: ‘hunc librum emi 3a post Agnetis 1537 ab executoribus piissimi viri Nicolai Drabantii predicatoris in Mulbron.' Sebastianus Aurelius (sixteenth century); inscription on a1r. Bartholomeus, Prior of Denckendorf (fl. 1562); inscription on a1r: ‘Ex libris Bartholomei prepositi Denckendorffensis . . . 62'. Purchased for £2. 4. 0; see Books Purchased (1825), 3.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: Auct. P 1.14.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 7Q 2.20(1).

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