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Bod-Inc: B-400

Boethius, Anicius Manlius Torquatus Severinus

De consolatione philosophiae.


Analysis of Content

[*1r] [Title-page.]

[*2r] ‘Tabula'.

A1r Thomas Aquinas [pseudo-]: ‘Prohemium'. [Preface to commentary on De consolatione philosophiae.] See B‑382.

A3r Thomas Aquinas [pseudo-: Commentary on De consolatione philosophiae.] See B‑382.

A3r Boethius: De consolatione philosophiae. See B‑382.


Imprint: Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 8 June 1495. 4°.


Collation: [*]6 A–X8.


ISTC: ib00799000

GW: GW 4559;

Hain: HC *3388;

Goff: Goff B‑799;

BMC: BMC II 440;

Proctor: Pr 2099;

Others: BSB‑Ink B‑609; CIBN B‑585; Oates 1037; Sack, Freiburg, 722; Sheppard 1534.

LCN: 13959574


Copy number: B-400(1)

Wanting the blank leaf X8.

Gathering [*] misbound: leaf 3 bound before leaf 2. Gathering G bound after H.

Binding: Eighteenth/nineteenth-century English paper boards.

Size: 205 × 140 × 27 mm.

Size of leaf: 198 × 130 mm.

Early marginal notes, some cropped. On X7v, a note about envy written in a sixteenth-century hand, with incipit, ‘Inuidia oritur ex instinctu et suggestione diaboli. Inuidia diaboli mors . . .’

On A3r a six-line initial ‘C' is supplied in blue on a yellow background, edged with red and decorated with infill of mayflowers. Other initials are supplied in red or blue. Paragraph marks are supplied in red. Some capital strokes and underlining in red.

Provenance: Francis Cobden (fl. 1637-1645); signature on title-page. Sir Philip Warwick (1609-1682); signature on [*]1r. Heavily cancelled inscription on [*]1r. Purchased for £0. 7. 6; see Books Purchased (1832), 3.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: Auct. 2Q extra 1.2.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 5.44.

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