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Bod-Inc: A-585

Augustinus Hipponensis

Meditationes (`Eya tunc homuncio . . .').


Analysis of Content

a1r Augustinus [pseudo-]: Meditationes. Chapters 1-6 are extracts from Anselmus, Proslogion: Anselm, Opera omnia, I, 97-122, chapters 1, 16-17, 24-6; chapter 7 is Anselmus, Oratio ad deum (Oratio (I): Anselm, Opera omnia, III, 5-6); chapters 8-28 contain pseudo-Augustinus, De contritione cordis, itself extracts from Anselmus and Hugo de Sancto Victore: PL XL 943-50; chapter 29 is an anonymous work, with incipit ‘Suscipe sancta Trinitas unus Deus . . .'; chapters 30-9 are extracts from Innocentius III, Pont. Max., De contemptu mundi, III, chapters 1-3, 5-10, 14: PL CCXVII 735-44, although the ending of chapter 39 (Innocentius chapter 14) is not as PL.

b6r ‘Tabula.’

b7r Anselmus: Meditatio I. [Also known as Meditatio de terrore iudicii.] Anselmus, Opera onmia, III, 76-9.


Imprint: [Paris: Antoine Caillaut, c.1483]. 4°.


Collation: a b8.


ISTC: ia01290000

GW: GW 2978;

Hain: H 1144 (II);

Goff: Goff A‑1290;

Proctor: Pr 7930;

Others: CIBN A‑744; Rhodes 212; Sheppard 6182.

LCN: 13887792


Copy number: A-585(1)

Leaf b1r begins ‘dElicta mea cur . . .', not as GW.

Binding: Eighteenth/nineteenth-century red morocco; on both covers a single gilt fillet form a frame; on the turn-ins a roll of fern-tips within a broken zigzag line; the spine gold-tooled; marbled pastedowns; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 202 × 140 × 15 mm.

Size of leaf: 196 × 132 mm.

On a1r one six-line initial ‘E' is supplied in interlocked red and blue. Two- to four-line initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue; a three-line blue initial ‘U', instead of ‘T', is supplied on b7r. Red-ruled and capitals touched with yellow wash.

Provenance: Henry Joseph Thomas Drury (1778-1841); inscription, with date 1818, on front endleaf; sale (1827), lot 364. Purchased from Parker, Catalogue (1832), no. 233 for £0. 9. 0; see Library Bills (1829-32), no. 449 and Books Purchased (1832), 2, where it is described as an 8°.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: Auct. P 5.20.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 7Q 4.12.

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