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Bod-Inc: B-614

Burlaeus, Gualtherus

De vita et moribus philosophorum [short edition].


Analysis of Content

b1r [Xylographic title-page.]

b2r [Tabula.]

b6v [Tabula philosophorum.]

c1r [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: [Speier]: J[ohann and] C[onrad] H[ist], [c.1483/4]. 4°.

Remarks: As dated by Sheppard; Engel–Stalla and CIBN date [c.1485], GW [1483].


Collation: b c8 d–f6 g8 h–k6 l8 m6 o8.


ISTC: ib01324000

GW: GW 5790;

Hain: H *4117 = 4119;

Goff: Goff B‑1324;

Proctor: Pr 2401;

Others: BSB‑Ink B‑996; CIBN B‑933; Engel–Stalla col. 1659; Sheppard 1742-4.

LCN: 13983771


Copy number: B-614(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century half calf over marbled pasteboards.

Size: 215 × 155 × 15 mm.

Size of leaf: 210 × 131 mm.

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

Provenance: Probably Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); on front pastedown is a manuscript note by Kloß and a binding similar to other books formerly owned by Kloß; not found in Kloß sale catalogue. Sir Thomas Noon Talfourd (1795-1854); on front pastedown a note signed by P. Toynbee: ‘From Judge Talfourd's library 8/-'. Paget Jackson Toynbee (1855-1932). Donated to the Bodleian Library between 1912 and 1923.

SHELFMARK: Toynbee 1049.

Copy number: B-614(2)

Wanting the blank leaf b8.

Binding: Eighteenth-century French gold-tooled red morocco; marbled pastedowns and gilt-edged leaves; triple fillets form a border with a small floral stamp at each corner.

Size: 200 × 140 × 15 mm.

Size of leaf: 192 × 127 mm.

Some faint early notes, possibly washed out.

Initials supplied and underlining in red; red capital strokes, all in gatherings b and c only.

Provenance: Jean Joseph Rive (1730-1791/2); manuscript note on title-page ‘faite et ecrite par l'abbé Rive'. Book-plate removed from upper pastedown. Purchased for £2. 2. 0; see Books Purchased (1845), 6.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 6.73.

Copy number: B-614(3)

Wanting the blank leaf b8.

Binding: Nineteenth-century gold-tooled calf.

Size: 210 × 140 × 20 mm.

Size of leaf: 204 × 130 mm.

Provenance: Ingram Bywater (1840-1914); Bywater, Elenchus, no. 725. Bequeathed in 1914.

SHELFMARK: Byw. L 1.1.

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