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Bod-Inc: C-126

Cato, Dionysius

Disticha de moribus.


Analysis of Content

[a1r] [Introduction.] Incipit: ‘[O]mnia quecunque facitis in verbo . . .’

[a2r] [Philippus de Bergamo]: ‘Registrum'. Incipit: ‘[A]bstinere. Nota de quibus . . .’

[f1v] [Philippus de Bergamo]: ‘Additiones ad predictam tabulam'. Incipit: ‘[Q]uoniam omnium habere memoriam . . .’

[g1r] [Philippus de Bergamo/Robertus de Euremodio?: Preface.] Incipit: ‘[A]d gloriam et laudem domini . . .’

[g3r] [Philippus de Bergamo/Robertus de Euremodio?: Preface.] Incipit: ‘[Q]uoniam, vt ait philosophus primo Methaphisicorum, omnes homines natura scire desiderant . . .’

[g4v] [Philippus de Bergamo/Robertus de Euremodio?: Speculum regiminis. Commentary on the Epistola Catonis.] Incipit: ‘[C]um animaduerterem. Expositio istius textus . . .’ See Zumkeller no. 435 and VL VII 597-8; the names of the authors are found in GW 6280 (C‑127).

[n6v] [Philippus de Bergamo/Robertus de Euremodio?: Speculum regiminis. Commentary on the Breves Sententiae.] Incipit: ‘[P]rimum preceptum prosaycum ‘Itaque deo supplica'. Expeditis quatuor partibus . . .’

[B3r] [Philippus de Bergamo: Speculum regiminis. Commentary on the Disticha Catonis. Commentary by Robertus de Euremodio, in part.] Incipit: ‘[S]i deus est animus, vt nobis carmina dicunt | Hic tibi precipue sit pura mente colendus. Viso supra in primo huius libri prosaycalis parte'. The first distich from the Disticha Catonis, followed by a prose text.

[cc8r] [Note to the reader.] Incipit: ‘O tu quisquis presentis opusculi seriem decursurus . . .’

[cc8r] [Colophon.] Incipit: ‘Ob prime omnium rerum cause preconia . . .’


Imprint: Augsburg: [Anton Sorg], 2 Nov. 1475. Folio.


Collation: [a–e10 f6 g–z A–Z aa bb10 cc8].


ISTC: ic00292000

GW: GW 6277;

Hain: HC *4711;

Goff: Goff C‑292;

BMC: BMC II 342;

Proctor: Pr 1643;

Others: Disticha Catonis, ed. Marcus Boas (Amsterdam, 1952), p. L, no. c; BSB‑Ink D‑189; Joseph Nève, Catonis Disticha (Liège, 1926), 49; Oates 911; Sheppard 1221.

LCN: 14492075


Copy number: C-126(1)

On [cc8r] a blind impression of four lines of bearer type, being the last four lines on [e1v].

Binding: Plain sheep over wooden boards, two clasps, central boss and four corner-pieces on each cover lost; parchment strip with title ‘Etica Catonis' in an early hand attached to back pastedown. On the spine a later title-label, torn, and a shelfmark: ‘Aii 182'. The gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 310 × 215 × 105 mm.

Size of leaf: 292 × 207 mm.

Early marginal notes.

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

Provenance: Andechs, Bavaria, Benedictines, S. Nicolaus; on front endleaf an early inscription: ‘Iste liber attinet venerabili monasterio Sancti Nicolai in Anndezz ordinis Sancti Benedicti'; on front pastedown a book-plate with the arms of the monastery and of Abbot Michael Einslin (1610-40); see Warnecke 43. Purchased for £6. 6. 0; see Books Purchased (1826), 5.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q inf. 1.12.

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