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Bod-Inc: C-132

Cato, Dionysius

Disticha de moribus.


Analysis of Content

A1v [Prohemium.] Incipit: ‘[S]ummi deus largitor premii, via constans, fons refrigerii, terre vices obtemperans, a quo stillationis(!) gratie plenitudo . . .’ As in the edition of the Auctores octo; see A‑485.

A3v [Epistola Catonis.] See C‑128.

A3v [Commentary on the Epistola Catonis and the Breves sententiae.] Incipit: ‘(Animaduerterem) Id est vertendo in animo meo (perciperem) id est sepe considerarem vel cogitarem . . .’ As in the edition of the Auctores octo; see A‑485.

B3v [Disticha Catonis.] See C‑127.

B3v [Commentary on the Disticha Catonis.] Incipit: ‘Finita parte prohemii, in qua autor tetigit causam incepti operis et huius libri materiam sub breuiloquio prosaice compilauit . . .’ As in the edition of the Auctores octo; A‑485.


Imprint: Cologne: Heinrich Quentell, 1494. 4°.


Collation: A–H6.

Illustrations: Accipies woodcut on A1v; see Schreiber–Heitz no. 18.


ISTC: ic00309000

GW: GW 6310;

Hain: HC 4733;

Goff: Goff C‑309;

BMC: BMC I 283;

Proctor: Pr 1325;

Others: Sack, Freiburg, 952; Sheppard 1025; Voulliéme, Köln, 318.

LCN: 14836598


Copy number: C-132(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century pasteboards.

Size: 210 × 147 × 15 mm.

Size of leaf: 202 × 140 mm.

Early marginal notes. On H6v: ‘Omnia sunt hominum tenui pendentia filo . . .' (Walther, Initia, 13282).

Provenance: Johannes Schoda (fl. c.1500). Paulus Gdane (fl. c.1500); inscriptions on F2v: ‘Ego Joannes Schoda sum possesor huius l[ibri]', ‘Fr. Paulus Gdane'. Purchased from M. L. Tregaskis for £0. 16. 3; see Catalogue 324 (1896), no. 359; see Library Bills, 5 Feb. 1896.

SHELFMARK: Inc. e. G3.1494.1.

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