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Bod-Inc: C-135

Cato, Dionysius

Documenta moralia Catonis.


Analysis of Content

[a2r] ‘Registrum in preceptorum numero'.

[a4r] [Note to the reader.] Incipit: ‘Libri presentis materiam inuenire gliscens . . .’

[a4r] ‘Tabula materialis libri presentis'.

[c3v] [Verse.] Incipit: ‘Sorte supernorum scriptor libri potiatur | Morte superborum raptor libri moriatur'; 2 hexameters. See Walther, Proverbia, 30085.

[c4r] [Cato, Dionysius: Documenta moralia Catonis.] ‘Remissorium supra thematum tam euangeliorum quam epistolarum dominicaliumque feriarum introductiones per anni circulum'. Incipit: ‘[F]ratres scientes quia iam hora est . . .’

[g1r] [Epistola Catonis.] See C‑128.

[g1r] [Commentary on the Epistola Catonis.] ‘Prologus Rathonis(i.e.Cathonis) de omni cecitate hominis errantis'. Incipit: ‘[C]um animaduerterem et animo cogitarem . . .’

[h4r] [Disticha Catonis.] See C‑127.

[h4r] [Commentary on the Disticha Catonis and the Breves sententiae.] Incipit: ‘De honore et amore dei . . .’


Imprint: [Ulm: Johann Zainer, before 23 Apr. 1477]. Folio.


Collation: [a12 b–z A–P10].

Illustrations: Woodcut initials.


ISTC: ic00320000

GW: GW 6318;

Hain: HC *4710;

Goff: Goff C‑320;

BMC: BMC II 525;

Proctor: Pr 2505;

Others: BSB‑Ink D‑228; Oates 1154-5; Sheppard 1809.

LCN: 14836548


Copy number: C-135(1)

Wanting the blank leaf [P10].

Leaf [P9] is numbered CCCXX instead of CCCXIX. The last word of the colophon is ‘felliciter'.

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled calf, for the Bodleian Library.

Size: 305 × 220 × 73 mm.

Size of leaf: 283 × 195 mm.

In gatherings [a-o] woodcut initials painted in red; red capital strokes and underlining.

Provenance: Rott am Inn, Bavaria, Benedictines, SS. Marinus et Anianus; inscription on [a2r]: ‘FF Oeno Rothensium O.S. Benedicti'. Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; ‘Dupl' on front endleaf. Purchased from Munich via Thomas Rodd for Fl. 22, i.e. for £2. 4. 0; see Books Purchased (1837), 8.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q 2.26.

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