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Bod-Inc: E-048

Eusebius Caesariensis

De evangelica praeparatione.


Analysis of Content

[a1r] [Georgius Trapezuntius: Preface addressed to Nicolaus V, Pont. Max.] See E‑047.

[a1v] Eusebius Caesariensis: De evangelica praeparatione. [Translated by Georgius Trapezuntius.] Incipit: ‘[C]um quid sit Cristianissimus(!) nescientibus aperire statuerim . . .’


Imprint: [Cologne: Ulrich Zell, not after 1473]. Folio.

Remarks: The copy at the Vienna Schottenstift has the acquisition date 1473: see Albert Hübl, Die Inkunabeln der Bibliothek des Stiftes Schotten in Wien (Vienna and Leipzig, 1904), 183.


Collation: [a–o10 p12].

Leaves: 152 leaves, as GW, not as BMC.


ISTC: ie00119000

GW: GW 9441;

Hain: HC Addenda R 6698;

Goff: Goff E‑119;

BMC: BMC I 194;

Proctor: Pr 891;

Others: Hillard 780; Collectanea Trapezuntiana, 722 no. 2; Rhodes 745; Sheppard 678-9; Voulliéme, Köln, 402.

LCN: 14864533


Copy number: E-048(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century half calf over marbled paper boards; bound for Kloß.

Size: 306 × 227 × 33 mm.

Size of leaf: 296 × 215 mm.

Occassional early marginal annotations.

On [a1r] a four-line Cologne(?) initial ‘E' is supplied in blue, with red pen-work infill, decoration, and extensions into the margin; other initials are supplied in red; capital strokes in red.

Provenance: Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label: see sale (1835), lot 1569. Purchased for £0. 8. 0: see Books Purchased (1835), 10.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 7Q 2.8.

Copy number: E-048(2)

Binding: Eighteenth-century mottled calf, with gold-tooled spine; marbled pastedowns; gilt-edged leaves; rebacked.

Size: 304 × 220 × 35 mm.

Size of leaf: 294 × 214 mm.

On [a1r] a four-line initial ‘E' is supplied in interlocked red and white, with pen-work infill and decoration in blue and red. Some other initials are supplied in red or, now very faded, blue. Paragraph marks are supplied in red. Capitals touched with yellow wash. Chapter numbers are supplied in black ink in a fifteenth/sixteenth-century hand.

On [p12v]: ‘duos franckos' in a fifteenth/sixteenth-century hand.

Provenance: Ingram Bywater (1840-1914); Elenchus, no. 1259. Bequeathed in 1914.

SHELFMARK: Byw. C 3.4.

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