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Bod-Inc: A-611

Augustinus Hipponensis

De vita christiana.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a2r Augustinus [pseudo-; Pelagius; Fastidius: Prologue to De vita christiana.] PL XL 1031-3. See CPL 730.

a3r Augustinus [pseudo-; Pelagius; Fastidius]: De vita christiana. PL XL 1033-46. On the authorship see G. Cannone, ‘Sull'attribuzione del “De vita christiana” a Pelagio', Vetera christianorum, 9 (1972), 219-31.


Imprint: [Lyons: Johannes Siber, c.1486]. 4°.

Remarks: As dated by CIBN. GW dates [c.1490].


Collation: a b8.


ISTC: ia01359000

GW: GW 3045;

Hain: H 2096;

Goff: Goff A‑1359;


Proctor: Pr 8541;

Others: CIBN A‑777; Sheppard 6603.

LCN: 13886000


Copy number: A-611(1)

Bound with:
1. Expositio hymnorum. [Geneva: Louis Cruse, c.1490] (E‑069).

On a1 and b8 blind impressions of bearer type.

Binding: Contemporary limp parchment wrappers with cord tacketing (long stitch structure) on two tanned leather supports at the head and tail of the spine, a third central one now missing. On the inner side are the remains of a manuscript legal document.

Size: 215 × 165 × 25 mm.

Size of leaf: 215 × 151 mm.

Front endleaves contain hymns with gloss in fifteenth/sixteenth-century hands: hymn: ‘[P]ange lingua gloriosi | Corporis misterium', for Corpus Christi; see Chevalier, Rep. hymn., 14467; AH L 586; VL VII 288-9; early marginal notes and underlining in faded black ink. A gathering of eight leaves, five of which contain additional hymns with gloss written in a contemporary hand, has been added between items 1 and 2, perhaps continuing from the verso of the last leaf of item 1, which contains the hymn: ‘Pange lingua Nicholay | Presulis preconium', for the translation of Nicolaus Myrensis (fourteenth century): see Chevalier, Rep. hymn., 14502; AH LII 269. On eleven manuscript endleaves are (1) verses on the seven penitential psalms, incipit: ‘Psallere propono deum septuplice modo . . .'; explicit: ‘ . . . Expliciunt septem psalmi per me Matheum Carnotensem'; (2) Vado mori (Walther 19965); explicit: ‘ . . . Expliciunt versus magistri Hugonis de Sancto victore per me Matheum Carnotensem'; (3) Epigramma . . . ad rev. in Christo patrem . . . dominum Stephano de Longo vico munere divino matisconensem antistetem dignissimum; incipit: ‘Insignis Stephanus anima tum corpore sanus . . .'; Etienne de Longwy was Bishop of Mâcon 1485-1511; (4) In terra nummus (Walther, Initia, 9131); (5) Sit Deo gloria (Walther, Initia, 18302) and many other pieces, the penultimate being a series of prayers to the Virgin having a prologue with the incipit: ‘Tos vreys catholiques et devotz serviteurs de la benoite vergine Marie . . .' the last being a French paraphase of the seven penitential psalms, incipit: ‘Domine in Sire en ta fureur ne me argue . . .' All written in the same contemporary hand that wrote some of the manuscript material elsewhere in the incunable.

Provenance: Purchased for £0. 7. 0; see Books Purchased (1852), 6.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 5.65(2).

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