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Bod-Inc: C-136

Cato, Dionysius

Cato: Disticha de moribus [German and Latin].


Analysis of Content

a2r [Epistola Catonis and Breves sententiae.] See C‑128.

a2r [Epistola Catonis and Breves sententiae. German.] Recension A; see Zatočil 328-9. Friedrich Zarncke, Der deutsche Cato. Geschichte der deutschen Übersetzungen der im Mittelalter unter dem Namen Cato bekannten Distichen (Leipzig, 1852), 29, lines 35-8 and Zatočil 94-6. German rhymed couplets alternate with two lines of Latin prose.

a3r [Disticha Catonis.] See C‑127.

a3v [Disticha Catonis. German.] Incipit: ‘Wann ein got ymmer ist gewesen'. Recension A (the oldest complete translation), partly edited by Zarncke, 76-8. Zatočil 96-115. German rhymed couplets alternate with Latin distichs; see VL I cols 1192-6 and Henkel, Schultexte, 228-31.


Imprint: [Augsburg: Johann Schönsperger, c.1495]. 4°.


Collation: a–c6.

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


ISTC: ic00317640

GW: GW 6331;

Proctor: Pr 1815;

Others: Schreiber V 3700; Sheppard 1296; Worstbrock, Antikerezeption, no. 63.

LCN: 14836581


Copy number: C-136(1)

Wanting the blank leaf c6.

Binding: Limp parchment wrappers; endpapers watermarked with an imperial eagle.

Size: 201 × 145 × 4 mm.

Size of leaf: 197 × 138 mm.

On b4v a reference to Augustine, Confessiones book 5, in an early hand.

Paragraph marks are supplied in red; red capital strokes.

Provenance: Inscription on front endleaf: ‘M°. Haas. 1861'. Purchased in 1864 for £1. 10. 0; see Invoice Book (1862-4, Library Records d. 430).

SHELFMARK: Auct. 5Q 6.101.

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