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Bod-Inc: B-555

Bricot, Thomas

Insolubilia. Obligationes.


Analysis of Content

a2r Bricot, Thomas: Insolubilia. Thomas Bricot, Tractatus insolubilium, ed. E. J. Ashworth, Artistarium, 6 (Nijmegen, 1986), 13-112; on this edition see p. xvi. See Lohr 29 (1973), 173-8.

d3r Bricot, Thomas: Obligationes. Incipit: ‘[C]irca obligationes queritur vtrum diffinitio obligationis sit bona . . .’


Imprint: Paris: Antoine Caillaut, 21 Jan. 1492/3. 4°.

Remarks: Reprinted from Hopyl's ‘editio princeps', GW 5520 (BMC).


Collation: a–e8.

Illustrations: On a1v a woodcut depicting a seated saint at a lectern and two standing scholars.


ISTC: ib01195000

GW: GW 5521;

Hain: HR 3977; C 1342;


Proctor: Pr 7957;

Others: Sheppard 6195.

LCN: 13983003


Copy number: B-555(1)

Bound with:
1. Johannes XXI, Pont. Max., Summulae logicales. Paris: André Bocard for De Marnef, 29 Aug. 1491 (J‑100).

Wanting the blank leaf e8.

Binding: Contemporary French(?) blind-tooled calf over wooden boards; marks of two clasps; the upper cover loose. On both covers multiple fillets form a border; within the frame, a square stamp with a stag; the inner rectangle is divided into three vertical stripes; in the left and right stripes, a small square stamp with a lion; in the central stripe, a round rosette stamp.

Size: 210 × 150 × 45 mm.

Size of leaf: 200 × 137 mm.

Pen-trials on front pastedown. On front endleaf, ‘Scribere qui nescit, nullum putat esse laborem' (Walther, Proverbia, 27691, l. 1), ‘Tempore fœlici multi numerantur amici' (Walther, Proverbia, 31227a–31228a, l. 1), ‘Tempora si fuerint nubila solus erit' (Walther, Proverbia, 31216, l. 1), ‘Nullum malum impunitum, nullum bonum inremuneratum (Walther, Proverbia, 39079c). Early marginal notes.

The device is coloured in red.

Provenance: On a1r of item 1, ‘Anno domini M d xiiij° decima octaua augusti a domino re[veren]do Jo[hanne] pre[sbyte]ro hunc emi trium gr cum albo'; on e7v of item 2, ‘Anno domini M d decimoquarto decimaoctaua augusti a domino re[veren]do Jo[hanne] pre[sbyte]ro hunc trium gr cum albo emi'. Moyenmoutier, Vosges, Benedictines; on a2r of item 1 ‘Mediani Mo[naste]rii Cathalogo inscriptus'; on front endleaf ‘P. 2 No. 81' in the same hand. Purchased on 9 Oct. 1889 from Alexandre Baillieu (no. 81) for 31.50 Francs; see Library Bills (1889).

SHELFMARK: Auct. 7Q 7.58(2).

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