De vita et moribus philosophorum [short edition].
Analysis of Content
[b1r] [Tabula philosophorum.]
[b2r] [Burlaeus, Gualtherus]: De vita et moribus philosophorum. Incipit: ‘[D]e vita et moribus philosophorum veterum tractaturus, multa que ab antiquis auctoribus in diuersis libris de ipsorum gestis . . .’ See B‑608.
Imprint: [Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, not after 1473]. Folio.
Collation: [a6 b–i10 k8].
GW: GW 5785;
Hain: H *4112;
Goff: Goff B‑1319;
BMC: BMC II 411;
Proctor: Pr 1973;
Others: BSB‑Ink B‑993; CIBN B‑928; Oates 982; Rhodes 472; Sack, Freiburg, 872; Sheppard 1424-6.
Copy number: B-610(1)
2. Honorius Augustodunensis: De imagine mundi. [Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 1472?] (H‑147(1)).
Binding: Contemporary German (Nuremberg, Kyriß workshop no. 66, Johann Sulzcpach) blind-tooled calf over wooden boards; four corner-pieces and the central boss on both covers lost; two catches and clasps lost. On the upper cover a single fillet forms a border; inside the border repeated lion and fleur-de-lis stamps; double intersecting fillets form an inner rectangle where a headed-outline tool makes up merrythoughts, each containing a floral stamp. On the lower cover a single fillet forms a border within which is a repeated tendril stamp; double fillets form an inner rectangle divided into triangular and lozenge-shaped compartments each with the floral stamp and the fleur-de-lis stamp; see Kyriß pl. 135, nos 1-7. Contemporary manuscript label with title, and printed shelfmark label (Tegernsee) on the upper cover. Yellow-edged leaves and one parchment index tab.
Size: 325 × 220 × 50 mm.
Size of leaf: 312 × 212 mm.
Some early annotations and ‘nota' marks.
On [b2r] a six-line initial ‘D' is supplied in magenta with a floral pattern highlighted in white on a gold background; in the area defined by the letter is a chequered pattern in two green colours, with a foliate and floral extension extending into the left margin in green, blue, magenta, and gold, with gold dots; and a five-line initial is supplied in blue with a floral pattern highlighted in white on a gold background and a chequered infill in magenta and red. Other initials, some with extensions into the margins, and paragraph marks are supplied in blue or red. Foliation 1-134 through both items; folio references in the table of philosophers are supplied in red. Capital strokes and underlining in red.
Provenance: Andreas Hindermair (fl. 1479-1493); inscription on front pastedown: ‘Istum librum comparauit dominus Andreas Hindermair capellanus capelle omnium sanctorum Patavie pro i aur[o] hung[arico] anno incarnationis 79. et obtulit deo et sancto Quirino Regi et martiri patrono nostro in Tegernsee pro salute anime sue et usu fratrum ibid. Anno domini etc. 1493. Deus sit sibi semper propicius hic et in eternum. Amen.' Inscription on back pastedown: ‘Attinet monasterio Tegernsee liber iste 1493 obtulit nobis Andreas Hindermayr capellanus in Patauia in altari omnium sanctorum'. Tegernsee, Bavaria, Benedictines, S. Quirinus; label on the upper cover with printed shelfmark: M 53. 2o, and manuscript label on spine. Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; slightly damaged shelfmark label on spine: ‘Inc. s.a. 255'; original shelfmark also noted on front pastedown, with further note ‘duplum mit . . . 256 b’. Purchased from Munich via Thomas Rodd for Fl. 18, i.e. £1. 10. 0; see Books Purchased (1837), 7.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 3.46(1).
Copy number: B-610(2)
Wanting the blank leaves [a1] and [k5-8].
Binding: Nineteenth-century blind and gold-tooled calf, with gilt-edged leaves.
Size: 235 × 175 × 20 mm.
Size of leaf: 297 × 158 mm.
On [b2r] a six-line initial ‘D' is supplied in blue with curling acanthus scrolling highlighted in white on a gold background, with foliate and floral extensions into the left margin in green, blue, magenta, and gold, with gold dots; and a five-line initial ‘T' is supplied in red and orange with scrolling highlighted in white on a gold background, with an extension into the left margin linked to that of the initial ‘D'. Other initials, some with extensions into the margins, and paragraph marks are supplied in blue or red. Capital strokes in red. All decoration in a style and in a hand similar to that of the first copy.
Provenance: Vienna, Franciscans; inscription on [a2r]: ‘Ad Bibliothecam Viennensem P. P. Franciscanorum'; shelfmark: ‘XIV.E.7'. Richard Heber (1773-1833); see Catalogue, 9 (1836), lot 668. Purchased for £1. 12. 0; see Books Purchased (1836), 7.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 6.35.
Copy number: B-610(3)
Wanting the blank leaves [a1] and [k6-8].
Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled green half calf over marbled pasteboards; marbled pastedowns in yellow speckled in black.
Size: 350 × 235 × 25 mm.
Size of leaf: 297 × 208 mm.
Occasional early notes.
Initials, some with extensions into the margins, are supplied in red.
Provenance: Passau, Bavaria, Augustinian Canons of the Lateran Congregation, S. Nicolaus, S. Andreas, S. Pantaleon; ‘Iste liber est Cenobij Sancti Nicolai extra inclitam ciuitatem Patauie'. On the front pastedown a cutting from a bookseller's catalogue, annotated in Bywater's hand, as being ‘Boone, 1869', priced £2. 10. 0. Ingram Bywater (1840-1914); Bywater, Elenchus, no. 723. Bequeathed in 1914.
SHELFMARK: Byw. C 2.23.
Copy number: B-610(4)
Fragment. One leaf ([k1]) only, bound between gatherings a and b of Albinus, Disciplinarum Platonis epitome. [Nuremberg: Anton Koberger], 24 Nov. 1472 (A‑151). BMC copy (IB. 7115; George III C.14.b.7/3) is bound with Burlaeus, De vita philosophorum (IB. 7141): this suggests that there may have been a tendency for these works to be bound together in one volume.
Binding: Modern blue paper boards.
Size of leaf: 283 × 199 mm.
Pencil note by G. D. A[mery], dated 1914, that the leaf belongs to a copy of Burlaeus, De vita philosophorum.
Provenance: Purchased for £2. 12. 6; see Books Purchased (1823), 1.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 4.24.
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