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Bod-Inc: C-128

Cato, Dionysius

Disticha de moribus.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page with woodcut.]

a2r Robertus de Euremodio: [Epistola ad Petrum de Salutiis.] Incipit: ‘[G]enerose indolis adolescentulo . . . Tua postulauit supplicatio . . .’

a2v [Epistola Catonis.] ed. Boas, 4. 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), 229. With interlinear glosses. On authorship see Marcus Boas, Die Epistola Catonis, Verhandelingen der Koninklijke Akademie van Wetenschappen te Amsterdam, Afd. Letterkunde, Nieuwe reeks 33/1 (Amsterdam, 1934), who argues for the authenticity of the letter.

a2v [Breves sententiae.] ed. Boas, 11-30. Zatočil 229-30. With interlinear glosses.

a4r [Disticha Catonis with commentary by Robertus de Euremodio.] Incipit: ‘[S]i deus est animus, vt nobis carmina dicunt . . . Naturalis racio, legalis institutio . . .’ See C‑127. With interlinear glosses. Each distich followed by a prose summary by Robertus de Euremodio (the texts headed ‘Rhetorica' in GW 6280) and followed by a few verses from the ‘Novus Cato'; see VL VI 1239-40 and Henkel, Schultexte, 274-6.


Imprint: Antwerp: Gerard Leeu, 1 Mar. 1485. 4°.


Collation: a–f8.

Illustrations: One woodcut.


ISTC: ic00296000

GW: GW 6282;

Hain: HCR 4717;

Goff: Goff C‑296;

BMC: BMC IX 186;

Proctor: Pr 9356;

Others: Campbell 406; HPT II 419; ILC 534; Inventaris, 103; Oates 3880-1; Sack, Freiburg, 949; Sheppard 7207.

LCN: 14837348


Copy number: C-128(1)

Wanting the blank leaf f8.

Binding: Nineteenth-century half parchment; red index tabs.

Size: 212 × 150 × 12 mm.

Size of leaf: 204 × 143 mm.

Initials are supplied in red; red capital strokes.

Provenance: Berne, diocese of Utrecht, Premonstratensians, BVM et S. Johannes Baptista; see Catalogue (1887), lot 79. Purchased in 1892; see Annual Report of the Curators of the Bodleian Library, Oxford University Gazette, 9 May 1893, 477; purchase not identified in Library Bills.

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q inf. 1.41.

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