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Burlaeus, Gualtherus

Liber de vita et moribus philosophorum.


Analysis of Content

[a1r] ‘Tabula iuxta alphabeti ordinem'.

[c1r] Burlaeus, Gualtherus: Liber de vita et moribus philosophorum. Incipit: ‘[D]e moribus et vita philosophorum et poetarum veterum tractaturus, multa que ab antiquis auctoribus in diuersis libris de ipsorum gestis . . .’ Complete edition with supplementary material. See Bloomfield 1475; Weisheipl, ‘Repertorium Mertonense', 207, no. 50; John O. Stigall, ‘The Manuscript Tradition of the De vita et moribus philosophorum of Walter Burley', Medievalia et Humanistica, 11 (1957), 44-57, with corrections to the list of incunabula noted by Curt F. Bühler, Early Books and Manuscripts ([New York], 1973), 266-73, at 266-9; Juarez, La filosofia del siglo xiv, 83-8; J. Prelog, ‘Die Handschriften und Drucke von Walter Burleys Liber de uita et moribus philosophorum’, Codices manuscripti, 9 (1983), 1-18; also M. Grignaschi, ‘Lo pseudo-Walter Burley e il Libro de uita et moribus philosophorum’, Medioevo, 16 (1990), 131-90; Sharpe, Latin Writers, no. 1902. The edition by H. Knust (Tübingen, 1886) is based on the Cologne 1479 edition (GW 5782), the same textual tradition as this edition; see the introductory note in GW V 669 for a description of the varying editions.


Imprint: [Cologne: Ulrich Zell, c.1470]. 4°.


Collation: [a8 b6 c–n8 o10].


ISTC: ib01314500

GW: GW 5781;

Hain: H 4115;

Goff: Goff B‑1315;

BMC: BMC I 188;

Proctor: Pr 864;

Others: CIBN B‑925; Rhodes 470; Sack, Freiburg, 870; Sheppard 652; Voulliéme, Köln, 294.

LCN: 13983694


Copy number: B-607(1)

Leaf [e6v] has been left blank, in error.

Binding: Nineteenth-century parchment over pasteboards.

Size: 220 × 150 × 25 mm.

Size of leaf: 209 × 140 mm.

Marginal notes and underlining in brown ink in an early hand; on [o10v], in a fifteenth/sixteenth-century hand, the ‘Epistola Lentuli' here entitled ‘Descriptio dispositionis humane forme domini nostri Ihesu Christi', with incipit: ‘Quidam Lentulus Romanus dum esset officialis in prouincia Iudee tempore Tyberii imperatoris et Christum uideret . . .': see Dobschütz, Christusbilder, 308**–330**, especially 319**. Occasional marginal annotations.

A five-line initial ‘D' is supplied in red and blue on [c1r]; other initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue. Capital strokes and underlining in red. Irregular manuscript foliation in black ink.

Provenance: Deleted inscription on [o10v]: ‘Hic liber pertinet . . .’ Purchased for £10. 0. 0; see Books Purchased (1859), 25.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q 6.85.

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