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Bod-Inc: B-397

Boethius, Anicius Manlius Torquatus Severinus

De consolatione philosophiae, et al.


Analysis of Content

Part I.

[*1r] [Title-page.]

[*2r] ‘Tabula'.

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

a2v Boethius: De consolatione philosophiae. See B‑382.

a2v Thomas Aquinas [pseudo-: Commentary on De consolatione philosophiae.] See B‑382.

n8r [First colophon.]

Part II.

A1r [Title-page.]

A1v ‘Summarium dicendorum in sequenti libro'.

A3r Gerson, Johannes: [Preface to De consolatione theologiae.] ed. Glorieux IX no. 449, 185.

A3r Gerson, Johannes: [De consolatione theologie (verse)]. ed. Glorieux IV no. 189, 163-4.

A4v Gerson, Johannes: De consolatione theologiae (prose). ed. Glorieux IX no. 449, 186-245.


Imprint: [Cologne]: Johann Koelhoff, the Elder, 1488. Folio.

Remarks: In two parts dated: (I) 27 Jan. 1488; (II) 1488.


Collation: Part I: [*]6 a–c8 d6 e–h8 i6 k–n6.8; part II: A–C8.

Remarks: Gathering [*] numbered. Gathering A is signed as follows: A1 unsigned, A2 signed Aij, A3 aiij, A4 aiiij, and A5 av.


ISTC: ib00783000

GW: GW 4540;

Hain: HC *3380;

Goff: Goff B‑783;

Proctor: Pr 1074;

Others: BSB‑Ink B‑604; CIBN B‑577; Sack, Freiburg, 715; Sheppard 815; Voulliéme, Köln, 262.

LCN: 13961684


Copy number: B-397(1)

Wanting the blank leaf C8.

Binding: Nineteenth-century marbled paper boards; bound for Kloß; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers. Leather index tabs.

Size: 297 × 222 × 28 mm.

Size of leaf: 286 × 209 mm.

Manuscript additions, in the contemporary hand of the Trier inscription, to the title-page.

Initials are supplied in red or blue. Paragraph marks are supplied in red. Capital strokes and underlining in red.

Provenance: Paulus Merensis (sixteenth century); signature on [*]1r and on recto of the back endleaf. Trier, North Rhine-Westphalia, Benedictines, S. Eucharius-Matthias, but for use of Benedictine priory of Vilmar an der Lahn; inscription in a sixteenth-century hand on [*]1r: ‘Codex monasterii S. Mathie apostoli extra muros Treuire ad vsum pastorie Vilmariensis'. Limburg an der Lahn, Hesse, Observant Franciscans, 1714; inscription on [*]2r: ‘Bibliothecæ Limburgensis, 1714'. Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label: sale (1835), lot 911. Purchased for £0. 6. 0; see Books Purchased (1835), 5.

SHELFMARK: Auct. P 4.30.

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