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Bod-Inc: B-385

Boethius, Anicius Manlius Torquatus Severinus

De consolatione philosophiae.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a1v ‘Tabula'.

a4r Thomas Aquinas [pseudo-: Prologue to commentary on De consolatione philosophiae.] ‘Prologus'. See B‑382.

a5r Thomas Aquinas [pseudo-: Commentary on De consolatione philosophiae.] See B‑382.

a5r Boethius: De consolatione philosophiae. See B‑382.

i7v [Thomas Aquinas, pseudo-: Prologue to commentary on De disciplina scholarium.] ‘Prologus'. See B‑382.

i8r Boethius [pseudo-]: De disciplina scholarium. See B‑382.

i8r [Thomas Aquinas, pseudo-: Commentary on De disciplina scholarium.] See B‑382.

n5v [Conradus(?): Verse.] See B‑382.


Imprint: Venice: Bonetus Locatellus, for Octavianus Scotus, 14 June 1498. Folio.


Collation: a–m8 n6.


ISTC: ib00804000

GW: GW 4565;

Hain: H *3407;

Goff: Goff B‑804;

BMC: BMC V 450;

Proctor: Pr 5089;

Others: BSB‑Ink B‑613; CIBN B‑589; Rhodes 400; Sheppard 4234-5.

LCN: 13960338


Copy number: B-385(1)

Leaves in gathering a and n6 repaired.

Binding: Nineteenth-century half calf; marbled paper boards; bound for Kloß; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 310 × 216 × 22 mm.

Size of leaf: 301 × 196 mm.

Marginal and interlinear annotations; a late fifteenth/ early sixteenth-century hand provides interlinear synonyms and marginal glosses on the commentary many referring to other authors, Homer, Aulus Gellius, Euripides, Suetonius, Plinius, and Aristotle, the two first not being mentioned neither in the commentary nor in the text itself. A seventeenth-century hand provides a few marginal notes on the text only. On a1r, a school-boy's drawings, in black ink, of a large face, and an armed man with a feather/plumed hat and, on n6v, an angel, two faces, and a man with a feather/plumed hat.

Provenance: Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label: see sale (1835), lot 912. Purchased for £0. 6. 6; see Books Purchased (1835), 5.

SHELFMARK: Auct. P 4.31.

Copy number: B-385(2)

Binding: Ninetenth-century half calf with blue marbled paper boards.

Size: 312 × 216 × 19 mm.

Size of leaf: 302 × 205 mm.

Marginal notes and some note marks in a sixteenth-century Italian hand, extracting notabilia from the commentary, using the format ‘Nota quod . . .', ‘Nota cur . . .' etc.

Provenance: Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex (1773-1843); book-plate with handwritten shelfmark ‘VII.D.g.3': see Lee, Royal Bookplates, 41 no. 24; sale, pt V, part of lot 198(?). Purchased for £0. 7. 6; see Books Purchased (1859), 20.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: Auct. Q inf. 2.15.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q inf. 2.67.

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