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Bod-Inc: D-163

Duns Scotus, Johannes

Quodlibeta (ed. Thomas Penketh).


Analysis of Content

[a2r] Duns Scotus, Johannes: Quodlibeta. Edited by Thomas Penketh, as stated in the colophon. See D‑161.

[h7v] [Colophon.]

[h7v] ‘Ordo questionum.’


Imprint: Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 1481. Folio.

Remarks: Often found with Quaestiones in quatuor libros Sententiarum by the same printer in the same year, as in our copies.


Collation: [a8 b–g6 h8].


ISTC: id00394000

GW: GW 9069;

Hain: H *6435;

Goff: Goff D‑394;

BMC: BMC II 420;

Proctor: Pr 2003 (II);

Others: BSB‑Ink D‑319; Rhodes 718; Sack, Freiburg, 1296; Sheppard 1463-4.


Copy number: D-163(1)

Bound with:
2. Johannes Duns Scotus, Quaestiones in quatuor libros Sententiarum. Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, [14]81 (D‑167(1)).

Wanting the blank leaf [a1].

Leaf [h8] is blank as GW, not as BMC.

Binding: Nineteenth-century English blind-tooled calf, bound for the Bodleian Library. Leather index tabs.

Size: 426 × 313 × 93 mm.

Size of leaf: 410 × 280 mm.

Early marginal notes and pointing hands, some in black ink, others in pencil or crayon. On a slip of paper found between [1 h3] and [1 h4] of item 2 is a note in a fifteenth/sixteenth-century hand: ‘[ ] situr quod ex laudabile consuetudine solemus petere soli[ ]em in ista ebdomada secundum contractum ab antecessoribus nobis relictum sic isto anno habemus terciam feriam quod petimus populo dei intuitu [ ] et habebitur [ ] in simili uel ad multa maiora. Frater Johannes Piper prior [ ]'.

Initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red; capital strokes in red.

Provenance: Northeim, Lower Saxony, Benedictines, S. Blasius and BVM, 1517; inscriptions on [a2r] of item 1 and on [1 a2r] of item 2: ‘Liber monasterii sancti Blasii in Northeyn ordinis sancti Benedicti. Mdxvii'; ‘Liber monasterii sancti Blasii in Northeyn anno domini Mdxvii'. Purchased from Munich via Thomas Rodd for Fl. 18, i.e. £1. 10. 0; see Books Purchased (1837), 12.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q inf. 2.17(1).

Copy number: D-163(2)

Bound with:
2. Johannes Duns Scotus, Quaestiones in quatuor libros Sententiarum. Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, [14]81 (D‑167(2)).

Wanting the blank leaf [a1].

Leaf [a2] mutilated by the cutting away of an initial.

Binding: Seventeenth-century English calf; two ties lost; rebacked. Formerly chained: staple-marks of a hasp at the tail of the upper cover, now lost on outside of cover, because of repairs to corner, but an indentation of a hole (now covered by a new pastedown) is still apparent inside the cover. On both covers triple fillets form a border.

Size: 372 × 257 × 52 mm.

Size of leaf: 365 × 245 mm.

Occasional early marginal notes.

On [a2r] remains of foliate border in green, blue, gold, and black; also a six-line initial ‘U' is supplied in gold on a ground of pink and blue, edged with black. Other initials are supplied in blue, with red pen-work infill, decoration, and extensions into the margins. Paragraph marks are supplied in red; capital strokes and underlining in red.

Provenance: Oxford, University College; book-plate; shelfmark: ‘G.11.7'; ‘List of Rare Books', p. 2. Deposited in 1941 by the Master and Fellows of University College, Oxford.

SHELFMARK: Univ. Coll. c.3(1).

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