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Bod-Inc: C-509


Speculum sapientiae.


Analysis of Content

a2r Cyrillus [pseudo- Boniohannes de Messana]: Speculum sapientiae. ‘Apologeticus'. Incipit: ‘[S]ecundum Aristotilis sentenciam in probleumatibus suis . . .’ See C‑507.


Imprint: [Cologne: Johann Koelhoff, the Elder, not after 1 Oct. 1476]. Folio.


Collation: a b8 c10 d8 e f6.


ISTC: ic01018000

GW: GW 7891;

Hain: H *5905;

Goff: Goff C‑1018;

BMC: BMC I 221 (var.);

Proctor: Pr 1033;

Others: BSB‑Ink B‑743; Oates 526; Sheppard 792; Voulliéme, Köln, 357.

LCN: 14816603


Copy number: C-509(1)

Wanting the blank leaf a1.

Binding: Half maroon morocco with marbled paper boards.

Size: 292 × 217 × 15 mm.

Size of leaf: 285 × 203 mm.

A few early marginal notes, mainly nota marks.

Initials are supplied in red or blue; paragraph marks are supplied in red; red capital strokes and underlining. Rubricator's note on f6r: ‘2a die post michael[is] 1476'; i.e., 1 Oct. 1476; the feast of St Michael (29 Sept.) is listed in the Breviarium Coloniense Cologne: Hermann Bumgart, 6 June 1500 (GW 5313); and in the Missale itiinerantium Cologne: Heinrich Quentell, Aug. 1500; the feast of the apparition of St Michael on 8 May does not appear in the calendars of either.

Provenance: Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex (1773-1843); book-plate with shelfmark ‘AA.e.20': see Lee, Royal Bookplates, 41 no. 24; sale, pt I, lot 2310. Purchased for £4. 4. 0; see Books Purchased (1845), 8.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q 2.33.

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