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Bod-Inc: B-395

Boethius, Anicius Manlius Torquatus Severinus

De consolatione philosophiae.


Analysis of Content

a2r ‘Tabula'.

b1r Thomas Aquinas [pseudo-: Preface to commentary on De consolatione phiosophiae.] See B‑382.

b3v Boethius: De consolatione philosophiae. See B‑382.

b3v Thomas Aquinas [pseudo-: Commentary on De consolatione philosophiae.] See B‑382.

[et5r] ‘Compendiosa succinctaque resumptio'. Incipit: ‘[P]rimus liber habet septem metra et sex prosas . . .’


Imprint: Louvain: Johannes de Westfalia, 1484. Folio.


Collation: a–z8 [et] [con]6.


ISTC: ib00778000

GW: GW 4534;

Hain: HC 3377;

Goff: Goff B‑778;

BMC: BMC IX 142;

Proctor: Pr 9234;

Others: Campbell 307 = 308; HPT II 436; ILC 415; Oates 3714; Rhodes, 396; Sheppard 7093.

LCN: 13961707


Copy number: B-395(1)

Binding: Contemporary Belgian(?) calf over wooden boards. Triple fillets form a border, a double intersecting frame, and divide the inner rectangle into triangular and lozenge-shaped compartments. Two catches lost: holes repaired; rebacked. Formerly chained: staple-marks of a hasp at head (repaired) and middle of the lower cover. Contemporary manuscript label on head of the upper cover; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 300 × 220 × 50 mm.

Size of leaf: 291 × 193 mm.

On b1r a ten-line initial ‘P' is supplied in blue with reserved white decoration, with infill of reserved white stylized mayflowers, and extensions into the margin and guttering, all touched with green; other initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red. Capital strokes and underlining in red.

Provenance: Michael Brant (fifteenth/sixteenth century); signature on [con6v]: ‘Michaelis Brant/ Flandri Axellani'. Louvain, Brabant, Pédagogie du Porc; demolished 1807; inscription on a2r: ‘Bibliothece Pedagogii Porcensis'. Purchased from [Richard] Baynes, Catalogue (1832), no. 3910; for £2. 0. 0: see Library Bills (1829-32), no. 343; Books Purchased (1832), 3.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: L 6.3 Art.

SHELFMARK: Auct. P 4.29.

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