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Bod-Inc: B-496

Bovillus, Carolus

De constitutione et utilitate artium humanarum.


Analysis of Content

a1v Bovillus, Carolus: [Letter addressed to] Jacobus Faber Stapulensis. Rice 128-9.

a2r Bovillus, Carolus: De constitutione et utilitate artium humanarum. ‘Prohemium'.’ Incipit: ‘[C]um diligentissimi nature rerum indagatores . . .’

a2v ‘Operis dispositio'.

a3v Bovillus, Carolus: De constitutione et utilitate artium humanarum. Incipit: ‘[A]rs est certus modus . . .’

c8v Pellitarius, Johannes: ‘Decastichon ad lectores'.’ Incipit: ‘Candide succincti lector cole sensa libelli'; 5 elegiac distichs.


Imprint: [Paris: Gaspard Philippe], for Jean Petit, [c.1500]. 4°.

Remarks: Dated from the state of the device by GW; ISTC recrods that it is dated from external evidence to before 27 June 1500 by S. Musial, ‘Dates de naissance . . . de Charles de Bovelles', Actes du Colloque International . . . Charles de Bovelles 1479-1979 (Paris, 1982), 42 n. 42.


Collation: a–c8.

Illustrations: Woodcut initials.


ISTC: ib01056300

GW: GW 4975;

Proctor: not in Pr;

Others: Sheppard 6553-4.

LCN: 13913984


Copy number: B-496(1)

Bound with:
1. Peri Archon (id est de principiis) scientiarum. Paris: Henricus Stephanus, 6 Oct. 1513;
2. Destructio naturarum communium contra reales. [Paris: Georg Mittelhus, c.1495] (D‑042);
4. Carolus Bovillus, Physicorum elementorum libri decem. Paris: Jean Petit and Josse Bade, 13 Dec. 1512;
5. Carolus Bovillus, Metaphysicum introductorium. [Paris]: Guy Marchant, for Jean Petit, 1503;
6. Carolus Bovillus, Dominica oratio tertrinis ecclesiasticae hierarchiae ordinibus particulatim attributa. [Paris]: Jean Petit, 6 Oct. 1511;
7. Carolus Bovillus, Commentarius in primordiale evangelium divi Johannis. Vita Raymundi eremitae. Philosophicae aliquot epistolae. [Paris]: Josse Bade, 3 Dec. 1511.

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

Size: 208 × 144 × 35 mm.

Size of leaf: 198 × 133 mm.

Provenance and date of acquisition unknown; not found in Catalogus (1843), although the shelfmark indicates a date of acquisition before 1835.

SHELFMARK: 4° T 28(3) Th. BS.

Copy number: B-496(2)

Binding: Nineteenth-century mottled calf; marbled pastedowns.

Size: 208 × 142 × 12 mm.

Size of leaf: 202 × 137 mm.

Date ‘1553' on a1r.

Paragraph marks are supplied in red; underlining in red.

Provenance: Ingram Bywater (1840-1914); Elenchus, no. 668. Bequeathed in 1914.

SHELFMARK: Byw. K 8.17.

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