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Bod-Inc: F-051

Ficinus, Marsilius

De vita libri tres.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a2r Ficinus, Marsilius: ‘Prohemium' [addressed to] Laurentius de' Medici. See F‑050; Kristeller, Supplementum Ficinianum, I, p. lxiv, no. g 5.

a3v Ficinus, Marsilius: [Epistolary preface addressed to] Georgius Antonius Vespuccius and Johannes Baptista Boninsegnius. See F‑050.

a4r Ficinus, Marsilius: De vita libri tres. See F‑050.

r2v Ficinus, Marsilius: Apologia, [addressed to] Petrus Nerus, Petrus Guicciardinus and Petrus Soderinus. See F‑050.

r6v Ficinus, Marsilius: Quod necessaria sit ad vitam securitas et tranquillitas animi, [addressed to] Bernardus Canisianus, Johannes Canacius and Amerigus Corsinus. See F‑050.

A1r ‘Tabula'. ed. Kaske and Clark, 92-8.


Imprint: [Paris: Georg Wolf and Johann Philippi de Cruzenach, c.1494]. 8°.

Remarks: As assigned and dated by GW and Sheppard; Oates ascribes to [Georg Wolf] alone.


Collation: a–r8 A4.


ISTC: if00159000

GW: GW 9884;

Hain: C 2497;

Goff: Goff F‑159;

Proctor: Pr 8237;

Others: Oates 3092; Sheppard 6370-1.

LCN: 14382148


Copy number: F-051(1)

Leaf a1 cropped.

Binding: Contemporary English calf (London?, Fredericus de Egmont, see Oldham, Blind Panels, 33 for this copy) over wooden boards; clasp and catch lost; on both covers triple fillets form concentric frames, and the inner rectangle on each is decorated with a panel stamp: on the upper is a rose panel, for which see Oldham, Blind Panels, 33, RO.7 and pl. xxxviii; on the lower is Egmont's vertical strip panel, for which see Oldham, Blind Panels, 44-5, VS.4 and pl. lvii. The upper cover is loose. '517' (early shelfmark?) in black ink on the front pastedown. Bodleian shelfmark across the fore-edge in black ink. Fragments of a medieval liturgical manuscript used in the binding.

Size: 173 × 118 × 29 mm.

Size of leaf: 164 × 113 mm.

Sixteenth-century marginal notes, extracting key words, and underlining in the text. Manuscript pagination: 1-267. On A4v a text on consumption written in a fifteenth/sixteenth-century English hand, with incipit: ‘Tabes morbus est cuius tres species sunt, una qua corpus non alitur . . .’

Provenance: Adam More (sixteenth century); inscription on back pastedown: ‘Adami Mori codex'. Acquired by 1835; see Catalogus (1843), II 42.

SHELFMARK: 8° A 8.6 Jur.

Copy number: F-051(2)

Bound with:
2. Galen, Exhortatio ad bonas arteis de optimo docendi genere et qualem oporteat esse medicum. Basel: Johann Froben, 1526.

Wanting a1.

Binding: Nineteenth-century German marbled paper boards.

Size: 170 × 117 × 19 mm.

Size of leaf: 163 × 106 mm.

Some underlining in the text and occasional early marginal notes in black ink.

Three-line initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red; capital strokes and underlining in red.

Provenance: [ ] Fröhlich (fl. c.1840); book-plate: see Leiningen-Westerburg, 64. Purchased from Joseph Baer & Co., Catalogue 143, no. 112, for 6 Marks; see Library Bills, 7 May 1884.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 7Q 5.25(1).

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