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Bod-Inc: F-008


Liber Faceti docens mores hominum.


Analysis of Content

A1v ‘Prohemium'. Incipit: ‘[S]eneca in libro de quattuor virtutibus in capitulo de continentia dicit: “Sermones vtiles magis quam facetos et affabiles ama . . .”  ‘

A2r [Facetus Cum nihil utilius.] ‘Facetus cum commento'. See F‑005.

A2r [Commentary.] Incipit: ‘[H]ic actor(!) ponit prohemium sui libri, in quo ipse ostendit que fuerit causa mouens ipsum ad hoc opus agendum . . .’


Imprint: Rouen: Jacques Le Forestier, [c.1500?]. 4°.

Remarks: Dated by Sheppard; GW dates [after 1500(?)]; see also letter, of 10 Dec. 1938, from the editors of the GW tipped in with the book.


Collation: A8 B6. Signatures begin with A3, signed Aii.

Illustrations: Woodcut initials.


ISTC: if00038700

GW: GW 9691;

Proctor: Pr 8783;

Others: Sheppard 6823.

LCN: 14380978


Copy number: F-008(1)

Bound with:
2. Matthaeus Vindocinensis, Thobias. [Rouen]: Robert Macé, [n. d.].

Binding: Nineteenth-century half calf, bound for the Bodleian Library; the upper cover loose.

Size: 195 × 140 × 20 mm.

Size of leaf: 187 × 132 mm.

Early marginal annotations.

Provenance: John Selden (1584-1654); see MS. Broxb. 84. 10, p. 50. Presented in 1659.

SHELFMARK: 4° F 2(1) Art. Seld.

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