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Bod-Inc: A-567

Augustinus Hipponensis

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].


ISTC: ia01249000

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.

LCN: 13886008


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)

Bound with:
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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