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Bod-Inc: B-386

Boethius, Anicius Manlius Torquatus Severinus

De consolatione philosophiae.


Analysis of Content

Part I.

a1r [Title-page.]

a2r Thomas Aquinas [pseudo-: Prologue to commentary on De consolatione philosophiae.] ‘Prohemium'. See B‑382.

a3v Thomas Aquinas [pseudo-: Commentary on De consolatione philosophiae.] See B‑382.

a3v Boethius: De consolatione philosophiae. See B‑382.

r1r ‘Tabula'.

Part II.

A1r [Thomas Aquinas, pseudo-: Prologue to commentary on De disciplina scholarium.] ‘Prohemium'. See B‑382.

A2r [Thomas Aquinas, pseudo-: Commentary on De disciplina scholarium.] See B‑382.

A2r Boethius [pseudo-]: De disciplina scholarium. [Edited by Conradus Poseiaen according to GW.] See B‑382.

F8v [Conradus(?): Verse.] See B‑382.


Imprint: [Lyons]: Perin Le Masson, [c.1500]. 4°.


Collation: Part I: a–p8 q r 6; part II: A–F8.


ISTC: ib00806000

GW: GW 4567;

Goff: Goff B‑806;

Proctor: not in Pr;

Others: not in Sheppard.

LCN: 13960325


Copy number: B-386(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century, half bound, with spine in calf and gold-tooled, corners in parchment, and marbled paper boards.

Size: 238 × 168 × 33 mm.

Size of leaf: 231 × 155 mm.

On a1v, in a sixteenth-century hand ‘De morte Boetii', with incipit: ‘[B]oetius, qui et Seuerinus beatus a quibusdam dicitur eo quod pro iustitia tuenda et contra Arrianos hereticos composuit librum “De Trinitate” . . .', and explicit, ‘ . . . scilicet liber “De duabus naturis in Christo” et liber “De ebdomadibus”  ‘; on a4r ‘De fortuna', Incipit: ‘Fortuna potens: tantum | Juris atrox quæ vendicas . . .; and ‘De littera Y'; Walther, Initia, 10361; Anthologia Latina, ed. Riesse, 632; Poetae Minores Latini, ed. Baehrens IV 149. Both in a sixteenth-century French hand, which also wrote early marginal and interlinear notes and occasional pointing hands.

On A1r an eight-line initial ‘S' and on A2r a three-line initial ‘V', are both supplied in interlocked red and blue, with pen-work decoration in the same colours, the ‘V' being inhabited by a face. On A2r a four-line initial ‘V' is supplied in blue touched with red. One red and one blue paragraph mark are supplied on a2r, with two supplied in red on A1r and one in blue on A2r. Capitals touched with yellow wash.

Provenance: Mataille. Lunéville, Lorraine, Minims, gift of Dom. Mataille, 1636; inscriptions on a1r and a2r: ‘Ex dono domini Mataille, 1636'; ‘De conuentu Lunevill Minimorum'. Old shelfmark ‘III.e.6' on pastedown. ‘No. 157' in pencil on pastedown. Purchased from McLeish in 1952 for £20. 0. 0(?); stamp on a1v, note in pencil on pastedown.

SHELFMARK: Inc. d. F2.2.

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