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Bod-Inc: B-612

Burlaeus, Gualtherus

De vita et moribus philosophorum [short edition].


Analysis of Content

[a2r] [Tabula.]

[a6r] [Tabula philosophorum.]

[b1r] [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]: Friedrich Creussner, 30 June 1479. Folio.


Collation: [a6 b–i8 k6].


ISTC: ib01321000

GW: GW 5787;

Hain: HC *4124;

Goff: Goff B‑1321;

BMC: BMC II 451;

Proctor: Pr 2145;

Others: BSB‑Ink B‑995; CIBN B‑932; Oates 1056; Sack, Freiburg, 873; Sheppard 1580-1.

LCN: 13983743


Copy number: B-612(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century German black paper boards.

Size: 320 × 230 × 25 mm.

Size of leaf: 303 × 204 mm.

Extract from Johannes Tortellius, Orthographia: incipit: ‘[A]ristoteles cum i latino . . .'; see edition Venice: Nicolaus Jenson, 1471, leaf [g10r–v].

Initials, some with extensions into the margins, and paragraph marks are supplied in red; red capital strokes in the tables.

Provenance: Sotheby's sale, (24 Feb. 1834), lot 249. Purchased for £0. 18. 0; see Books Purchased (1834), 5.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 2.28.

Copy number: B-612(2)

Wanting the blank leaf [a1].

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled brown morocco; marbled pastedowns and gilt edges.

Size: 290 × 215 × 25 mm.

Size of leaf: 272 × 193 mm.

Some early marginal notes, with pointing fingers and ‘nota' marks.

Initials are supplied in red, blue, or red and blue. Paragraph marks supplied in red or blue. Capital strokes in red.

Provenance: Cutting from a catalogue of Henry Cecil Sotheran, dated 1869, priced £2. 10. 0. Ingram Bywater (1840-1914); Bywater, Elenchus, no. 726. Bequeathed in 1914.

SHELFMARK: Byw. C 2.25.

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