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Bod-Inc: B-480

Bonvicinus de Ripa

Vita scholastica.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a2r [Bonvicinus de Ripa]: Vita scholastica. Quinque claves sapientiae . . . Vita scholastica, ed. A. Vidmanová-Schmidtová (Leipzig, 1969); see also P. Garbini, ‘Per la “Vita scholastica”  ’, Studi medievali, 3rd series, 31 (1990), 705-37.


Imprint: Turin: [Printer of Bonvicinus de Ripa ‘Vita scholastica' (Pr 7227), c.1495-1500?]. 4°.

Remarks: As dated by Sheppard, following Pr; GW dates [c.1498/9]; CIBN assigns to [Lyons?: Nicolaus Wolff?] and dates [c.1498].


Collation: a b8.


ISTC: ib01027050

GW: GW 4928;

Hain: HC 3652;

Proctor: Pr 7227;

Others: CIBN B‑722; Sheppard 5963.

LCN: 13911304


Copy number: B-480(1)

Binding: Gold-tooled French red morocco, by Padeloup, according to Crawford sale catalogue; marbled pastedowns and gilt-edged leaves; for the Padeloup family, see Ernest Thoinan, Les relieurs français 1500-1800 (Paris, 1893), 356-70. Inside the upper cover a fifteenth-century(?) woodcut showing a bishop following a tonsured boy carrying a cross into a church, and an eighteenth-century(?) engraving of a cow.

Size: 198 × 140 × 10 mm.

Size of leaf: 193 × 133 mm.

On b8r, annotation in a sixteenth-century hand, giving the name of the printer. Three manuscript leaves, containing a work entitled ‘Miraculum pro exemplo'. On the recto of the front endleaf, bibliographical notes, in a nineteenth-century(?) hand, with the suggestion that the ‘Miraculum' is taken from ‘an undescribed edition printed by Antonius Zarotus, Milan, 1490, xvii Feb.', and on the verso, in the same hand, some notes about the dress of the boys of the Blue Coat School.

Provenance: John Bellingham Inglis (1780-1870): not found in his catalogue; armorial book-plate. William Horatio Crawford (1815-1888) of Lakelands, Cork; armorial book-plate; sale (12 Mar. 1891), lot 418. Purchased through Quaritch for £1. 6. 0; see Library Bills, 25 Mar. 1891.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 7Q 6.39.

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