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Bod-Inc: B-401

Boethius, Anicius Manlius Torquatus Severinus

De consolatione philosophiae.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a1v ‘Tabula'.

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

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

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

E4r ‘Epilogatio'. ‘Compendiosa succinctaque resumptio'. Incipit: ‘[P]rimus liber habet septem metra et sex prosas . . .’


Imprint: Cologne: Heinrich Quentell, 31 Dec. 1497. 4°.

Remarks: The year is sometimes recorded as 1496.


Collation: a A 2a–i6 k8 l–z [et] 2A–E6 F4.

Illustrations: Woodcut on a1r showing, on the left, a master at a lectern with a book and a rod and, on the right, four scholars: see Schreiber–Heitz pl. 56 (here without the title ‘Versor cum discipulis suis').


ISTC: ib00802000

GW: GW 4563;

Hain: HC *3390;

Goff: Goff B‑802;

BMC: BMC I 287;

Proctor: Pr 1342;

Others: BSB‑Ink B‑610; CIBN B‑587; Oates 771; Schramm VIII p. 23; Schreiber V 3517; Sheppard 1032; Voulliéme, Köln, 266.

LCN: 13959619


Copy number: B-401(1)

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

Size: 215 × 150 × 35 mm.

Size of leaf: 208 × 130 mm.

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

Provenance: Purchased for £0. 5. 0; see Books Purchased (1844), 7.

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q 5.30.

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