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Bod-Inc: B-407

Boethius, Anicius Manlius Torquatus Severinus

De consolatione philosophiae [Castilian].


Analysis of Content

Part I.

a1r [Title-page.]

a2r Ginebreda, Antoni: ‘Prologo' [Castilian]. Incipit: ‘[P]orque el libro de Boecio, De consolacion, es muy necessario a recrear los omnes que son en tribulacion . . .’

a3v ‘Tabla' [an abbreviated Castilian version of the ‘Compendiosa recensio']. Incipit: ‘En el primero metro tracta so qual forma Boecio llora su trabajo . . .’

a7r Boethius: De consolatione philosophiae [Castilian]. Translated from Antoni Ginebreda's Catalan version. Incipit: ‘[L]o cuytado que solia ser en grant estudio . . .’ On the background and sources of this translation, see Ronald G. Keightley, ‘Boethius in Spain: A Classified Checklist of Early Translations', in The Medieval Boethius: Studies in the Vernacular Translations of ‘De consolatione philosophiae’, ed. A. J. Minnis (Cambridge, 1987), 169-87, at 175-81; and Kaeppeli I 113 no. 292.

g4v [First colophon.]

Part II.

A1r [Jacobo de Benavente]: Vergel de consolación. Incipit: ‘[A]si como dize el apostol sant Pedro los omnes . . .’

E5v [Second colophon.]


Imprint: Seville: Meinardus Ungut and Stanislaus Polonus, 1497. Folio.

Remarks: In two parts, dated: (I) 18 Feb. 1497; (II) 21 Feb. 1497.


Collation: Part I: a–e8 f6 g4; part II: A B8 C–E6.

Illustrations: Woodcut initials.


ISTC: ib00818000

GW: GW 4584;

Hain: H 3366; C 5979 (II) = 5980 (II);

Goff: Goff B‑818;

Proctor: Pr 9540;

Others: Haebler, Bibliografía ibérica, 59 (incl. 669); Sheppard 7310; Vindel, Arte, V 265: 97.

LCN: 13959567


Copy number: B-407(1)

Wanting E6, containing the table.

Binding: Old Spanish parchment, with two gold-tooled rosettes, a gold-tooled fleuron at each corner. Title on fore-edge and on spine in black ink. Manuscript text in Spanish on the lower cover. The gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 275 × 195 × 30 mm.

Size of leaf: 270 × 192 mm.

Note marks in margins in black ink.

Provenance: Purchased at the anonymous sale 13 Jan. 1825, lot 206 for £9; see Books Purchased (1825), 5. ‘Purch'd 1825' on the title-page, in the hand of Bandinel.

SHELFMARK: Auct. N inf. 1.3.

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