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Bod-Inc: A-605

Augustinus Hipponensis

De virtute psalmorum.


Analysis of Content

a1v Augustinus [pseudo-]: De virtute psalmorum. Incipit: ‘[S]i vis penitentiam pro peccatis tuis agere . . .’ see A‑581.


Imprint: [Louvain: Johannes de Westfalia, not after Aug. 1479]. 4°.


Collation: a10.


ISTC: ia01349000

GW: GW 3032;

Hain: C 744;

Goff: Goff A‑1349;

BMC: BMC IX 139;

Proctor: Pr 9217;

Others: Campbell 198; CIBN A‑768; Duke Humfrey and English Humanism in the Fifteenth Century: Catalogue of an Exhibition Held in the Bodleian Library (Oxford, 1970), no. 94; HPT II 467; ILC 316; Rhodes 226; Sheppard 7083.

LCN: 13885919


Copy number: A-605(1)

Bound with:
1. Pomponius Mela, Cosmographia, sive De situ orbis. Venice: Franciscus Renner, de Heilbronn, 1478 (M‑178(1));
2. Marcus Fabius Quintilianus, Declamationes. [Louvain: Johannes de Westfalia, 1477-83] (Q‑018);
3. Declamatio per studiosos legum Lovanii acta. [Louvain: Johannes de Westfalia, 5 Mar. 1480-3] (D‑038);
5. Pius II, Pont. Max., De curialium miseria. [Louvain: Johannes de Westfalia, between 1477 and 1483] (P‑301);
6. Augustinus Datus, Elegantiolae. [Louvain: Johannes de Westfalia, c.1477-83] (D‑029);
7. Phalaris, Epistolae (Latin), trans. Franciscus Griffolinus (Aretinus). [Venice: Printer of Duns Scotus, ‘Quaestiones', c.1472] (P‑243).

Binding: Seventeenth-century English mottled calf; gold-tooled spine; green and red speckled fore-edges; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 210 × 150 × 37 mm.

Size of leaf: 202 × 136 mm.

Early marginal annotations and underlining in red ink. On verso of rear endleaf, a list of contents in a contemporary hand, listing all the works now in this volume except item 3, which is not obviously distinct from the preceding item; all items have, therefore, travelled together from a very early stage. Later table of contents on recto of front endleaf, in the hand of Philip Ayres, with the date ‘1683' and the motto ‘Nella speranza vita.' Copious annotations in item 6 by John Gunthorpe.

Some capital strokes in red ink.

Provenance: John Gunthorpe (†1498); inscription on verso of rear endleaf. James Mallett (†1543); inscription on verso of rear endleaf, detailing gift from Gunthorpe: ‘Istum librum contulit M. J. Gunthorpe decanus Wellensis Jacobo Malett'. Philip Ayres (1638-1712); acquired at the latest by 1662, the date of an inscription on a front endleaf. Donated in 1707 by Philip Ayres; inscription inside the upper cover: ‘Ex dono egregii viri Philippi Ayres e Collegio Divi Joannis Baptistæ commensalis, Oct. 17 1707'.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: 4° D 21 Art.

SHELFMARK: Auct. N 5.3(4).

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