Analysis of Content
[a1r] [Table of contents.]
[a2r] Augustinus [pseudo-: Preface to Manuale.] PL XL 951. In this version, part of the preface has become chapter 1, and what in other versions is called chapter 1 is here chapter 2.
[a2r] Augustinus [pseudo-]: ‘De salute siue aspiratione animae ad deum.’ [Also known as Speculum or Manuale.] PL XL 951-62. For the composition of Manuale see Wilmart, Auteurs spirituels, 195-6. Here the shorter version, chapters 1-24 only, with extra final phrase added ‘ . . . et in eum perseuerem usque in finem uitae meae.’
[b10r] ‘In laudem scriptoris epigramma.’ [Epigram on the printer.] ‘Gloria debetur Girardo maxima Lisae'; 3 elegiac distichs.
Imprint: Treviso: Gerardus de Lisa, de Flandria, 1471. 4°.
Collation: [a b10].
GW: GW 2960;
Hain: HC 2027;
BMC: BMC VI 883;
Proctor: Pr 6455;
Others: CIBN A‑736; Oates 2449; Rhodes, Treviso, no. 1; Sheppard 5486.
Copy number: A-580(1)
Binding: Nineteenth-century faded gold-tooled red morocco; on both covers double fillets form a border with rosettes in the corners; gilt foliage and floral roll on the turn-ins; blue-black pastedowns; gilt-edged leaves; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers. Thorpe's catalogue attributes the binding to Lewis [Charles Lewis (1786-1836)].
Size: 185 × 133 × 10 mm.
Size of leaf: 180 × 124 mm.
Provenance: Purchased for £2. 12. 6: see Thomas Thorpe (1791-1851), Catalogue (1833), part I no. 297, and Books Purchased (1833), 3, where it is described as an 8°.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 7Q 4.31.
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