De vita et moribus philosophorum [revised edition].
Analysis of Content
a2r [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: [Southern Netherlands? (Antwerp or Louvain?): Printer of the ‘Mensa philosophica', c.1487]; 4°.
Remarks: Polain assigns to the [Printer of the ‘Oraison du S. Esprit']. Both presses have yet to be conclusively located: see HPT I 74-5, BMC IX 210-11, and Dennis E. Rhodes and Lotte Hellinga, ‘Cornelius de Zyrickzee and his Practice of Reissuing Incunables from Other Presses', Quaerendo, 9 (1975), 143-8.
GW: GW 5792;
Hain: C 1387;
Goff: Goff, Supplement, B‑1325a;
BMC: BMC IX 211;
Others: Campbell–Kronenberg 388a; CIBN B‑935; HPT II 457; ILC 493; Oates 4015-17; Sheppard 7274.
Copy number: B-616(1)
Wanting the blank leaves a1 and o8.
Part of signatures of a2-4 erased.
Binding: Nineteenth-century panelled calf; marbled pastedowns and gilt-edged leaves. The gold stamp of the arms of the Society of Writers to the Signet on each cover. Both covers detached.
Size: 190 × 130 × 15 mm.
Size of leaf: 185 × 121 mm.
Early marginal annotations.
Initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red; capital strokes and underlining in red.
Provenance: Louvain, Brabant, Jesuit College; inscription on a2r: ‘Coll. Soctis. Jesu Louanij'. Edinburgh, Signet Library; armorial stamp on covers; not found in [J. P. Edmond], Catalogue of Early Printed Books in the Library of the Society of Writers to His Majesty's Signet (Edinburgh, 1906). Purchased at sale, Catalogue of a Selection from the Signet Library . . . the Fourth Portion (London: Sotheby's, 11 Apr. 1960), lot 1104; see ‘Notable Accession: Printed Books', BLR 6,6 (1961), 666.
SHELFMARK: Inc. e. N99.2.
Copy number: B-616(2)
Wanting the blank leaf a1.
Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled leather over bevelled wooden boards; re-backed. Title of the work in gilt on the spine.
Size: 209 × 145 × 32 mm.
Size of leaf: 200 × 138 mm.
Provenance: Ingram Bywater (1840-1914); note on the recto of the front endleaf; Elenchus, no. 722. Bequeathed in 1914.
SHELFMARK: Byw. K 9.24.
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