Boethius, Anicius Manlius Torquatus Severinus
De consolatione philosophiae.
Analysis of Content
a2r Thomas Aquinas [pseudo-: Preface to commentary on De consolatione philosophiae.] See B‑382.
a3v Thomas Aquinas [pseudo-: Commentary on De consolatione philosophiae.] See B‑382.
a4r Boethius: De consolatione philosophiae. [Edited by Conradus Poseiaen.] See B‑382.
q7v [Verse.] Incipit: ‘Curribus ethereis dum sol conscenderat arces | Orbis stelliferi, quo flammant sidera cancri'; 16 hexameters. See Walther, Initia, 3976.
Imprint: Toulouse: Johannes Parix, 1481. Folio.
Collation: a10 b8 c d10 e f8 g10 h–k8 l m10 n o8 p6 q8 [*]6.
Remarks: Leaf a2 signed ai, a3 aii etc.
GW: GW 4529;
Hain: C 1108;
Goff: Goff B‑773;
Proctor: Pr 8716;
Others: CIBN B‑565; Oates 3255; Sheppard 6752.
Copy number: B-393(1)
Wanting the blank leaves a1 and q8.
Gathering [*] bound at the beginning, before gathering a.
Binding: Eighteenth-century French calf; gold-tooled spine, marbled pastedowns; endpapers watermarked 1750 and 1751; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.
Size: 277 × 205 × 33 mm.
Size of leaf: 269 × 188 mm.
Early marginal and interlinear notes, pointing hands, and ‘nota' marks.
Initials are supplied in red, blue, or interlocked red and blue, some with extensions into the margins. Paragraph marks and rubrics are supplied in red. Capital strokes in red. Erased inscription, perhaps by the rubricator, in red on q7v.
Provenance: Two faded inscriptions on [*1r], one dated 1548. Payne and Foss, Catalogue (1837), no. 4649. Purchased for £2. 2. 0; see Books Purchased (1837), 5.
SHELFMARK: Auct. O 4.30.
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