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Bod-Inc: B-390

Boethius, Anicius Manlius Torquatus Severinus

De consolatione philosophiae.


Analysis of Content

a2r Boethius: De consolatione philosophiae. See B‑382.


Imprint: Pinerolo: Jacobus Rubeus, 25 Oct. 1479. Folio.

Remarks: Format as Sheppard and CIBN. GW records as 4°.


Collation: a–d8 e10.

Remarks: Leaf a2 signed a1, a3 a2, etc.


ISTC: ib00770000

GW: GW 4517;

Hain: H 3358;

Goff: Goff B‑770;

Proctor: Pr 7245;

Others: CIBN B‑562; Sheppard 6003.

LCN: 13961646


Copy number: B-390(1)

Wanting the blank leaf a1.

On e10r, the last line of the colophon reads: ‘ . . . chrſti . . .’

Binding: Eighteenth-century French, by Nicolas-Denis Derome; gold-tooled green morocco; triple fillets with rose stamp in the centre; six-panel spine with a small classical ornament; date on spine; red silk pastedowns, gilt-edged leaves. Bound between 1785 and 1789; label on verso of front endleaf; endleaves watermarked 1789?; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers; see Barber, ‘Baroque to Neoclassicism', no. 36.

Size: 295 × 207 × 16 mm.

Size of leaf: 287 × 194 mm.

Epigraphic initials are supplied in gold. Pen-work borders are supplied in red ink. Some letters touched in gold. The text enclosed in eighteenth-century pink rules, probably by Derome.

Provenance: Justin, comte MacCarthy Reagh (1744-1811); sale (1815), lot 1479; ‘m[aroquin]. vert, tabis, l[avé], r[eglé]'; ‘Maccarthy Sale'; a note in ‘Catalogus Bibliothecae Novae', fol. 76. Purchased for £0. 17. 0; see Books Purchased (1817), 2.

SHELFMARK: Auct. N 1.16.

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