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Bod-Inc: D-081

Diogenes Laertius

Vitae et sententiae philosophorum [Italian].


Analysis of Content

a1r Diogenes Laertius: Vitae et sententiae philosophorum [Italian]. ‘El libro della vita de philosophi et delle loro elegantissime sententie'. Incipit: ‘[T]hales philosopho fu de Asia . . .’

i5r [Alphabetical index.]


Imprint: Florence: Francesco Bonaccorsi and Antonius Francisci, 5 July 1488. 4°.


Collation: a–h8 i6.


ISTC: id00230000

GW: GW 8387;

Hain: HCR 6207;

Goff: Goff D‑230;

BMC: BMC VI 671;

Proctor: Pr 6345;

Others: Sheppard 5215.

LCN: 14817778


Copy number: D-081(1)

Bound with:
2. Fiore di virtù. Florence: Francesco Bonaccorsi and Antonius Francisci, 31 Oct. 1488 (F‑057).

Binding: Eighteenth-century(?) quarter calf over fifteenth/sixteenth-century wooden boards.

Size: 213 × 138 × 31 mm.

Size of leaf: 193 × 118 mm.

A parchment leaf from a fifteenth-century(?) manuscript breviary used as the front pastedown; a parchment leaf from a fifteenth-century Latin document referring to events in Windesheim in 1429 and to the Canons Regular at Dalheim used as the rear pastedown.

Early marginal notes, mainly providing nota marks and extracting key words. Manuscript foliation from 72 to 141, indicating that one further item was previously contained in the volume.

Provenance: Purchased from Puttick & Simpson, 25 Feb. 1886, lot 892, for £0. 7. 0.

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q inf. 1.32(1).

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