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Bod-Inc: B-406

Boethius, Anicius Manlius Torquatus Severinus

De consolatione philosophiae [German] Der Trost der Weisheit.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a1v [Preface.] Incipit: ‘In disem Büch das do genant würt Boecius von dem Trost der Weisheyt . . .’

a2r [Introduction to De consolatione philosophiae [German]]. ‘Der Trost der Weisheit'. Incipit: ‘[H]ie hebt sich an das Büch von dem Trost der Weisheit des Maisters Boecii . . .’

a3r Boethius: De consolatione philosophiae [German]. Incipit: ‘[D]ie gedicht die ich etwan mit wunsamen fleis . . .’ See B‑403.


Imprint: Strasbourg: Johann Schott, 31 Aug. 1500. 4°.

Remarks: Worstbrock dates to 29 Aug.


Collation: a–d8 e8+1 f–m8 n o6.

Illustrations: Nine woodcuts: see Schramm XX pls 2291 (used three times), 2292-4, 2296 (used three times).


ISTC: ib00815000

GW: GW 4575;

Hain: HC *3359;

Goff: Goff B‑815;

BMC: BMC I 167;

Proctor: Pr 763;

Others: BSB‑Ink B‑617; Sack, Freiburg, 723; Charles Schmidt, Martin and Jean Schott, Répertoire bibliographique strasbourgeois, 2 (Strasbourg, 1893), 2; Schramm XX p. 30; Schreiber V 3518; Sheppard 555; Worstbrock, Antikerezeption, no. 42.

LCN: 13959658


Copy number: B-406(1)

Bound with:
2. Aelius Donatus, Ars minor, with interlinear glosses in German. [Augsburg]: J[ohann] S[chönsperger], 1497 (D‑147).

Leaf apparently removed between e3 and e4.

Binding: Nineteenth-century calf, bound for the Bodleian Library; with leather index tabs and marbled pastedowns.

Size: 207 × 147 × 26 mm.

Size of leaf: 200 × 130 mm.

Occasional early notes. On old endleaves, bound after item 1: on the recto, a list of virtues and vices in German; on the verso, the Lord's Prayer, ‘Ave Maria' and Creed in German, in a fifteenth/sixteenth-century hand.

Provenance of item 1: Casparus Degemair (sixteenth/seventeenth century); signature on a1r. Purchased for £0. 12. 0; see Books Purchased (1850), 7.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q 6.64(1).

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