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Bod-Inc: B-611

Burlaeus, Gualtherus

De vita et moribus philosophorum [short edition].


Analysis of Content

[a2r] [Tabula.]

[b1r] [Tabula philosophorum.]

[b2r] [Burlaeus, Gualtherus]: 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.


Imprint: [Nuremberg]: Anton Koberger, 6 May 1477. Folio.


Collation: [a6 b–i10 k6].

Remarks: Collation as GW not as BMC.


ISTC: ib01320000

GW: GW 5786;

Hain: H *4123;

Goff: Goff B‑1320;

BMC: BMC II 414;

Proctor: Pr 1978;

Others: BSB‑Ink B‑994; CIBN B‑929; Oates 983-4; Rhodes 473; Sheppard 1437-8.

LCN: 13983702


Copy number: B-611(1)

Wanting the blank leaves [a1] and [k5-6].

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled calf for the Bodleian Library, with scars of index tabs.

Size: 290 × 215 × 25 mm.

Size of leaf: 280 × 192 mm.

Scribbles in an early hand in red ink on old front endleaf. Occasional early annotations.

Initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red; underlining and capital strokes in red.

Provenance: Landshut, Bavaria, Dominicans, S. Blasius; inscription on [k4v]: ‘Est fratrum ordinis predicatorum in Lanczhut'. Purchased for £0. 16. 0; see Books Purchased (1841), 7.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q inf. 2.40.

Copy number: B-611(2)

Formerly bound ‘in an old binding' with Bodleian Library, MS. Add. C. 108-10; a manuscript in Latin written on paper in the second half of the fifteenth century in Germany, containing: Testamenta duodecim patriarchum; The History of Joseph and Asenath; Richard of Bury, Philobiblon; Johannes Gerson, Tractatus de laude scriptorum; letters by various Fathers of the Church; Flores sententiarum Thome de Aquino. See SC 28940-2.

Wanting [a1].

Binding: Nineteenth-century half parchment over red cloth.

Size: 300 × 225 × 25 mm.

Size of leaf: 288 × 201 mm.

Early marginal notes and ‘nota' marks.

On [b2r] a six-line initial ‘D' is supplied in blue, within a red pen-work border, and with red pen-work infill and extensions into the margin. Other initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red; underlining and capital strokes in red.

Provenance: Edward Lumley (fl. 1842-1853). William Henry Bliss (1835-1909); purchased by him from Lumley, not later than 1854; see SC 28940-2; book-plate, with monogram, ‘W. H. B.', surrounded by motto ‘Quod severis metes. Qui seminant in lacrymis in exultatione metent.’ Purchased from Bliss, 26 June 1868, for £1. 10. 0.

SHELFMARK: Auct 2Q inf. 2.73.

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