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Bod-Inc: B-394

Boethius, Anicius Manlius Torquatus Severinus

De consolatione philosophiae.


Analysis of Content

[*2r] ‘Tabula'.

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

g1r Thomas Aquinas [pseudo-: Preface to commentary on De consolatione philosophiae.] See B‑382.

g3v Thomas Aquinas [pseudo-: Commentary on De consolatione philosophiae.] See B‑382.

[et4v] ‘Compendiosa succinctaque resumptio'. Incipit: ‘[P]rimus liber habet septem metra et sex prosas . . .’


Imprint: Cologne: Johann Koelhoff, the Elder, 25 May 1481. Folio.


Collation: [*]8 a10 b–d8 e6 f–z8 [et] [con]6.


ISTC: ib00774000

GW: GW 4530;

Hain: H *3371;

Goff: Goff B‑774;

Proctor: Pr 1047;

Others: BSB‑Ink B‑597; Oates 532; Rhodes 394; Sheppard 799; Voulliéme, Köln, 260.

LCN: 13961664


Copy number: B-394(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century half calf; marbled paper boards; bound for Kloß; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers. Formerly chained: marks of rusted metal, scars, and holes at head of leaves in gatherings [et] and [con].

Size: 295 × 220 × 45 mm.

Size of leaf: 285 × 200 mm.

Occasional early marginal annotations.

Initials are supplied in red or blue, some with reserved white decoration, some having extensions into the margins. Paragraph marks are supplied in red. Capital strokes and underlining in red.

Provenance: Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label: sale (1835), lot 909. Purchased for £0. 4. 6; see Books Purchased (1835), 5.

SHELFMARK: Auct. P 4.28.

Copy number: B-394(2)

Not in Sheppard.

Bound with A‑146(3); see there for details of binding and provenance.

Leaves g1 and [con2-5 only.

Size of fragments: 289 × 210 mm.

On g1r a seven-line initial ‘P' and a paragraph mark are supplied in blue, the initial within a red pen-work frame and with red pen-work decoration and extensions into the margins; on [con5v] a paragraph mark is supplied in red; underlining in red on g1r and [con5v].

SHELFMARK: Gibson 403*(11/1-5).

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