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Bod-Inc: B-609

Burlaeus, Gualtherus

De vita et moribus philosophorum.


Analysis of Content

[a1v] [Tabula philosophorum.]

[a2r] Burlaeus, Gualtherus: Liber De vita et moribus philosophorum. Incipit: ‘[D]e vita et moribus philosophorum veterum tractaturus, multa que ab antiquis autoribus in diuersis libris de ipsorum gestis . . .’ See B‑608. Without the life of Justinus, with the life of Petrarcha and Boethius, and with sentences from A to B of Seneca [pseudo-] [Publilius Syrus, Mimus].

[f4r] [Verse on Burlaeus.] Incipit: ‘Walteri Burley anglici in vitas philosophorum | Cernitur hic finis laus Christo nescia finis'; 5 hexameters.

[f4v] [Table of contents.]


Imprint: [Cologne: Printer of ‘Flores Sancti Augustini', second half of 1471.] Folio.

Remarks: As dated by Sack, Freiburg; GW and Sheppard date [not after 1473].


Collation: [a–d10 e8 f10].


ISTC: ib01318000

GW: GW 5784;

Hain: H *4113;

Goff: Goff B‑1318;

BMC: BMC I 234;

Proctor: Pr 1106;

Others: CIBN B‑927; Rhodes 471; Sack, Freiburg, 871; Sheppard 830-1; Voulliéme, Köln, 296.

LCN: 13983715


Copy number: B-609(1)

Leaf [a1] (list of philosophers) as GW, not as BMC.

Binding: Nineteenth-century calf, for the Bodleian Library.

Size: 280 × 200 × 20 mm.

Size of leaf: 267 × 190 mm.

The lives numbered in early brown ink; early additions to the table of philosophers. On back endleaf, an unsigned nineteenth-century pencil note in English, referring to the copy sold by [Thomas] Arthur (Catalogue 34, no. 322), with a rubricator's date of 1473 (see below).

Initials are supplied in red. Red capital strokes in table of contents.

Provenance: Seemannshausen, Bavaria, Augustinian Hermits, S. Maria Magdalena; inscription on [a1r] and [a2r]: ‘Conuentus Seemanshausensis Ord: Erem. S. Augustini'. Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; ‘Dupl' on front endleaf. Purchased from Munich via Thomas Rodd for Fl. 18, i.e. £1. 16. 0; see Books Purchased (1837), 7.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 6.34.

Copy number: B-609(2)

Leaf [a1] (list of philosophers) as GW, not as BMC.

Binding: Eighteenth-century mottled calf; marbled pastedowns, the spine gold-tooled.

Size: 280 × 215 × 20 mm.

Size of leaf: 268 × 200 mm.

An extract from Catalogue 34, no. 322, July 1872, of the bookseller Arthur, relating to a copy containing a rubricator's MS date ‘1473'; and a note in Bywater's hand confirming the information in the bookseller's catalogue; presumably the copy referred to in the pencil note in copy 1 (see above).

On [a2r] a red pen-work frame is supplied for a seven-line blue initial, now very faint, with red pen-work extensions into the gutter; other initials are supplied in red over guide letters in brown ink. Opening numbered in red ink with roman numerals as running heads.

Provenance: Richard Heber (1773-1833); stamp: ‘Bibliotheca Heberiana' on front endleaf; not found in Catalogue. Ingram Bywater (1840-1914); possibly Elenchus, no. 724, but incorrectly identified as H 4114 and corrected by hand to 4113. Bequeathed in 1914.

SHELFMARK: Byw. C 2.24.

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