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Bod-Inc: B-388

Boethius, Anicius Manlius Torquatus Severinus

De consolatione philosophiae.


Analysis of Content

[a1r] Boethius: De consolatione philosophiae. See B‑382.

[f8r] [Verse.] Incipit: ‘Hic mea de prora in littus iactetur apertum | Anchora parua, cadant ducentia vela faselum'; 2 hexameters.


Imprint: [Basel: Michael Wenssler, not after 1473]. Folio.

Remarks: BMC dates to [not after 1474].


Collation: [a b10 c–f8].


ISTC: ib00769000

GW: GW 4514;

Hain: H *3355;

Goff: Goff B‑769;


Proctor: Pr 7467;

Others: CIBN B‑560; Sack, Freiburg, 709; Sheppard 2311-12.

LCN: 13960285


Copy number: B-388(1)

The last letter in both lines of the colophon is not printed.

Binding: Eighteenth-century(?) calf with gold-tooled spine.

Size: 282 × 203 × 23 mm.

Size of leaf: 278 × 191 mm.

Initials are supplied in red. Capital strokes in red.

Provenance: Jacobus Bobhart Schürz (fl. 1471?); faded inscription on [a1r]: ‘Sum Jacobi Bobhart nuncupati Schürz I.V.D. Comitis Palatini Cæsariensis'. Richard Heber (1773-1833); stamp on front endleaf and purchase price of £1. 1. 0; see Catalogue, 1 (1834), lot 1029. Purchased for £0. 10. 0; see Books Purchased (1834), 4.

SHELFMARK: Auct. N inf. 1.30.

Copy number: B-388(2)

Binding: Nineteenth-century calf; gold-tooled spine; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 282 × 214 × 20 mm.

Size of leaf: 273 × 199 mm.

Early marginal and interlinear notes.

Initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red. Capital strokes and underlining in red.

Provenance: Paulus Sawrer de Erding (fl. 1473); inscription on [a1r]: ‘Boecius de consolatione philosophie fratris Pauli Sawrer de Erding ordinis Predicatorum sacre theologie licentiatus . . . et ordinis Bababerg' 1473 73 2'. ‘H 19 1824932' in an early hand on [a1r]. Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); manuscript bibliographical note, apparently on this copy, pasted to pastedown. Purchased for £8. 8. 0; see Books Purchased (1826), 4.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O 4.25.

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