Analysis of Content
Aa2r Datus, Augustinus: [Elegantiolae.] ‘De variis loquendi regulis siue poetarum preceptis'. Incipit: ‘[C]redimus iamdudum a plerisque viris etiam disertissimis . . .’
Gg4v [Praeceptorum summula.] Incipit: ‘[P]ro maiori autem exercitatione nanciscenda preceptorum summula . . .’
Gg5v Modus orandi. Incipit: ‘Petitionis loci sunt quatuor, primus quidem ex honestate . . .’
Hh5r [Valediction, addressed to the reader.] Incipit: ‘Adest tibi, studiosissime adolescens, eloquentissimi Augustini Senensis . . .’ Explicit: fore accomodatissimum. Vale
Imprint: Leipzig: Wolfgang Stöckel, 1497. 4°.
GW: GW 8132;
Hain: H 6022;
Goff: Goff D‑93a;
Proctor: Pr 3057;
Others: Sheppard 2157.
Copy number: D-033(1)
Pr (followed by GW) wrongly identifies this copy with H 6011.
Wanting the blank leaf Hh6.
Binding: Nineteenth-century half dark blue morocco with cloth boards, for the Bodleian Library, c.1880. Remains of parchment index tabs.
Size: 209 × 160 × 10 mm.
Size of leaf: 202 × 149 mm.
Formerly bound in a ‘Sammelband' with:
1. Conradus Wimpina, Epitoma bellorum Alberti Saxoniae ducis. Leipzig: Wolfgang Stöckel, 1497 (W‑021);
2. Conradus Wimpina, Orationes tres in suo rectoratu ad universitatem Lipsensem. [Leipzig: Martin Landsberg, not before 1494] (W‑023);
3. Conradus Wimpina, Oratio invocatoria in missa quodlibet Lipsiensi. [Leipzig: Martin Landsberg, not before 1497] (W‑022);
4. Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Epistolae ad Lucilium. Epitaphium Senecae. Vita Senecae. Leipzig: Arnoldus de Colonia, 1495 (S‑135);
5. Lucius Annaeus Seneca, De prouidentia. Leipzig: Arnoldus de Colonia, 95 (S‑137).
The evidence for this is the similar size of the books; their red-edged leaves; the sequence of leather index-tabs with a similar sheen at the end of each item and indents at the beginning of the next; annotations in the same German hand; the same Bodleian late nineteenth-century bindings. The numbers in pencil on the first leaf (10, 11, 12, 1, 2, 9) presumably postdate the separation of the items.
Copious marginal and interlinear notes and commentary on the text, mostly in a c.1500 German typical university hand. On Aa1r definitions of ‘transgressio', ‘traiectio', and ‘perversio'.
Provenance: Puttick & Simpson, sale, 4 Feb. 1886, lot 595: this lot lists three items (bound in one volume), with which can securely be identified four of the ‘Sammelband' items. These are W‑021, W‑023, S‑135 and S‑137 (‘Seneca, Opera‘). From the evidence of the ‘Sammelband' it can be inferred that D‑033 and W‑022 were also bound in this volume. The items purchased as lot 595 (for £0. 13. 0) were separated and bound individually by the Bodleian; Puttick & Simpson bill not found in Library Bills (1886).
SHELFMARK: Auct. 7Q 7.20.
Go to top of page