De cognitione verae vitae.
Analysis of Content
[a1v] [Introductory verse.] Incipit: ‘Augustinus pater, aquilino more Johannis | Ingenii velis petis alta recondita celis'; 9 hexameters.
[a1v] [Table of contents.]
[a3r] Augustinus [pseudo-; Honorius Augustodunensis]: De cognitione verae vitae. PL XL 1005-32. On the authorship see A‑505.
Imprint: [Mainz]: Peter Schoeffer, [c.1475?]. 4°.
Remarks: Polain and Sheppard date [c.1470-5].
Collation: [a–c8 d10].
GW: GW 2938;
Hain: H *2092;
Goff: Goff A‑1249;
BMC: BMC I 38;
Proctor: Pr 138;
Others: CIBN A‑724; Oates 41-2; Polain 420; Sheppard 69-70.
Copy number: A-567(1)
Binding: Nineteenth-century(?) German mottled brown pasteboards.
Size: 210 × 155 × 12 mm.
Size of leaf: 202 × 145 mm.
Partial rubrication: some two- to three-line initials are supplied in red or blue. Some capital strokes in red.
Provenance: Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label; sale (1835), lot 344. Purchased for £0. 9. 0; see Books Purchased (1835), 4.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 7Q 6.7.
Copy number: A-567(2)
1. Augustinus, De vita christiana. [Mainz]: Johann Fust and Peter Schoeffer, [c.1460-5] (A‑606).
Binding: Eighteenth-century English calf (c.1798); gold-tooled spine; pink marbled pastedowns; bound for Francis Douce.
Size: 217 × 146 × 15 mm.
Size of leaf: 209 × 138 mm.
Early marginal notes and pointing hands.
Partial rubrication: some two- to three-line initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red. Some capital strokes and underlining in red.
Provenance: Possibly George John, 2nd Earl Spencer (1758-1834); his anonymous duplicate sale 20 Dec. 1798, lot 52(?). Bought by Francis Douce for £0. 16. 0, according to annotation in Douce's copy of the catalogue, marked ‘D.' Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834.
SHELFMARK: Douce 122(2).
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