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Bod-Inc: B-410

Boethius, Anicius Manlius Torquatus Severinus

De arithmetica.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a2r Boethius: [Preface addressed to Symmachus]. See B‑382.

a2v ‘Capitula libri primi'. See B‑382.

a3r Boethius: De arithmetica. See B‑382.


Imprint: Augsburg: Erhard Ratdolt, 20 May 1488. 4°.


Collation: a–f8.

Illustrations: 43 woodcut tables and diagrams.


ISTC: ib00828000

GW: GW 4586;

Hain: HC *3426;

Goff: Goff B‑828;

BMC: BMC II 381;

Proctor: Pr 1873;

Others: BSB‑Ink B‑592; Schreiber V 3511; Sheppard 1316; Smith, Arithmetica, 25-8.

LCN: 13961036


Copy number: B-410(1)

Binding: Eighteenth-century French gold-tooled olive-green morocco; marbled pastedowns; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 174 × 132 × 21 mm.

Size of leaf: 166 × 123 mm.

Provenance: ‘126' in faded black ink on front endleaf. Louis César de la Baume le Blanc, duc de La Vallière (1708-1780); number in lower left corner of rear endleaf ‘V.1795', showing that the book was purchased by Crevenna. Pietro-Antonio Bolongaro-Crevenna (1735-1792); printed label of the sale (1789), part I, lot 1915; in the annotated catalogue marked down to Payne for Fl. 11. Purchased through Payne with Boethius, Opera (Arithmetica, Musica, Geometria only) Venice: Johannes and Gregorius de Gregoriis, de Forlivio, 1491-2 (B‑382), for £0. 19. 0; see Books Purchased (1790), 6.

SHELFMARK: Auct. L 4.8.

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