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Bod-Inc: C-134

Cato, Dionysius

Disticha de moribus.


Analysis of Content

a1v [Prohemium.] Incipit: ‘[S]umme(!) 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‑585.

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‑585.

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; see A‑585.


Imprint: Augsburg: Johann Schönsperger, 1497. 4°.


Collation: a–h6.

Illustrations: Accipies woodcut on a1r; see Schreiber–Heitz no. 22.


ISTC: ic00312000

GW: GW 6315;

Hain: HC 4736;

Goff: Goff C‑312;

BMC: BMC II 371;

Proctor: Pr 1792;

Others: BSB‑Ink D‑206; Rhodes 525; Sack, Freiburg, 953; Schreiber V 3685; Sheppard 1301.

LCN: 14836617


Copy number: C-134(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled calf.

Size: 208 × 140 × 16 mm.

Size of leaf: 201 × 131 mm.

Provenance: Étienne-Gabriel Peignot (1767-1849); sale catalogue, lot 738, marked down in annotated copy for '14,,15'. Purchased for £0. 14. 0; see Books Purchased (1852), 16.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 5Q 6.105.

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