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Bod-Inc: B-396

Boethius, Anicius Manlius Torquatus Severinus

De consolatione philosophiae.


Analysis of Content

[*2r] ‘Tabula.’

[*6r] Thomas Aquinas [pseudo-: Preface to commentary on De consolatione philosophiae.] See B‑382.

a1r Thomas Aquinas [pseudo-: Commentary on De consolatione philosophiae.] See B‑382.

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


Imprint: Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 23 June 1486. Folio.


Collation: [*6] a b8 c–h6.8 i10.


ISTC: ib00781000

GW: GW 4537;

Hain: HC *3378;

Goff: Goff B‑781;

BMC: BMC II 430;

Proctor: Pr 2050;

Others: BSB‑Ink B‑601; CIBN B‑572; Rhodes 397; Sack, Freiburg, 713-14; Sheppard 1499-1500.

LCN: 13961621


Copy number: B-396(1)

Wanting the blank leaves [*1] and i10.

Binding: Nineteenth-century marbled paper boards, rebound for Kloß; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 310 × 227 × 17 mm.

Size of leaf: 303 × 211 mm.

Occasional early notes.

Provenance: Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label: sale (1835), lot 910. Purchased for £0. 6. 0; see Books Purchased (1835), 5.

SHELFMARK: Auct. P 3.27.

Copy number: B-396(2)

Wanting the blank leaf [*1].

Binding: Nineteenth-century half calf, bound for the Bodleian Library.

Size: 306 × 215 × 14 mm.

Size of leaf: 300 × 202 mm.

Early marginal notes in red and black ink.

On a1r a ten-line initial is supplied in red, with red pen-work foliate infill and extensions into the guttering. Other initials are supplied in red, with extensions into the margins, or occasionally in blue. Paragraph marks are supplied in red. Capital strokes in red. Rubricator's signature ‘J. L.' and date ‘1487' in a decorative scroll on i8v.

Provenance: Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; ‘Duplum' and number ‘9', in pencil, on [*2r]. Purchased for £0. 15. 0; see Books Purchased (1840), 5.

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q 4.6.

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