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Bod-Inc: C-127

Cato, Dionysius

Disticha de moribus.


Analysis of Content

a1v [Woodcut.]

a2r [Introduction.] Incipit: ‘[O]mne quodcunque facitis in verbo . . .’

a2v Philippus de Bergamo: ‘Tabula'. Incipit: ‘[A]bstinere. Nota decem de quibus . . .’

d7r Philippus de Bergamo: ‘Additiones ad tabulam'. Incipit: ‘[Q]uoniam omnium habere memoram(i.e.memoriam) . . .’

e1r ‘Prologus'. Incipit: ‘[I]llustris industrie ac grandis beniuolentie speculo . . .’

e2r [Philippus de Bergamo/Robertus de Euremodio?]: Speculum regiminis. [Commentary on the Epistola Catonis.] ‘Pars prohemialis'. Incipit: ‘[C]um animaduerterem quam plurimos homines errare grauiter in via morum. Quia presens opus Speculum regiminis . . .’

h6r [Philippus de Bergamo/Robertus de Euremodio?: Speculum regiminis. Commentary on the Breves Sententiæ.] Incipit: ‘[I]taque deo supplica. Expeditis quattuor partibus . . .’ See C‑126.

q7r Robertus de Euremodio: ‘Epistola monachi Clareuallis ad Petrum de Salutiis'. Incipit: ‘[G]enerose indolis adolescentulo . . . Tua supplicat postulatio . . .’

q7v [Philippus de Bergamo/Robertus de Euremodio(?): Speculum regiminis. Commentary on the Disticha Catonis.] ‘Errores hereticorum contra articulos fidei'. Incipit: ‘[S]i deus est animus, nobis vt carmina dicunt | Hic tibi precipue sit pura mente colendus. Viso supra in prima huius libri prosaycali parte'. The first distich from the Disticha Catonis, followed by a prose text.

r2v [Robertus de Euremodio]: ‘Rhetorica'. Incipit: ‘[S]i deus est animus, nobis vt carmina dicunt. Naturalis ratio, legalis institutio . . .’

r3r [Philippus de Bergamo/Robertus de Euremodio(?): Disticha Catonis with commentary.] Disticha Catonis, ed. Boas, 34-261; Leopold Zatočil, Cato a Facetus. Pojednání a texty. Zu den deutschen Cato- und Facetusbearbeitungen. Untersuchungen und Texte, Spisy Masarykovy university v Brně, Filosofická fakulta, 48 (Brno, 1952), 230-7; see Walther, Initia, 17703; Schaller 15020. Each distich is preceded by a prose summary (`Rhetorica') and followed by a prose commentary. See VL I 1192-6 and Henkel, Schultexte, 228-31.


Imprint: Lyons: Jean de Vingle, 28 Jan. 1497/8. 4°.

Remarks: The year of printing is probably 1497 because the 28 Jan. 1498 was a Sunday (see Hillard).


Collation: a–c8 d10 e–z A–L8. a2 erroneously signed aiii.

Illustrations: Three woodcuts; woodcut initials.


ISTC: ic00295000

GW: GW 6280;

Hain: HC *4713;

Goff: Goff C‑295;

Proctor: Pr 8647;

Others: BSB‑Ink D‑207; Claudin IV 236; Hillard 597; Sheppard 6699.

LCN: 14492169


Copy number: C-127(1)

Binding: Seventeenth-century English calf, bound for the Bodleian Library(?); two leather ties lost. Formerly chained: staple-marks of a hasp at head of the upper cover. The gold stamp of the Library on both covers.

Size: 240 × 170 × 50 mm.

Size of leaf: 235 × 158 mm.

Provenance: Possibly the copy mentioned in the Benefactors' Register I 62, purchased with money given by Sir George Carey (†1617) in 1603; see James, Catalogus (1605), 302 (C 6.5 Art).

Former Bodleian shelfmark: A 21.1 [Art].

SHELFMARK: Auct. N 5.1.

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