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Bod-Inc: G-014

Gaietanus de Thienis

Expositio in Aristotelem De anima.


Analysis of Content

a1v [Table of contents] ‘Tituli questionum libri de Anima Aristotelis.’

a2r Gaietanus de Thienis: [Preface] Incipit: ‘[O]ptasti sepe numero ut in librum de Anima Aristotelis omnium quidem subtilissimum expositiones ...’ Explicit: ‘... hunc meum libellum cuius te non solum lectorem, sed censorem constitui. Amen.’ Silvestro da Valsanzibio, Vita e dottrina di Gaetano di Thiene, 2nd edn (Padua, 1949), 209-10. See Thorndike–Kibre 1014.

a2r Gaietanus de Thienis: Expositio in Aristotelem De anima. Incipit: ‘[B]onorum honorabilium. Hic liber qui de Anima inscribitur est sextus in ordine librorum . . .’ l10r Explicit: ‘... Et in hoc sit finis et complementum expositionis libri de Anima ad laudem Dei omnipotentis. | Amen.’ See Lohr, 23 (1967), 391, no. 4; Thorndike–Kibre 622.

l10r Colophon: ‘Preclarissimi philosophi Gaietani Thienensis Vicentini Comento in tria volumina Aristotelis de Anima, Deo favente maximo, finis impositum est. Nobilium scolarium Brixensium Thome ex Capitaneis de Asula et Iacobi de Bordigacis ex Urceis sociorum impensa. Opera vero et ingenio Petri Maufer Normani Rothomagensis civis. Patavii impresso, anno Dei optimi M°.cccc°.lxxv. 2° nonis Septembris. | Gratias Altissimo Deo.’


Imprint: Padua Petrus Maufer de Maliferis for Thomas ex Capitaneis de Asula and Jacobus de Bordigacis 4 Sept. 1475 f°

Secundo folio: a3r: que procedit ex certioribus simpliciter, seu quo ad


Collation: a10 b–f8 g6 h–k8 l10.

Remarks: Spaces left blank for initial, without printed guide letters.


ISTC: ig00024500

Hain: HCR 15502;

Proctor: Pr 6794;

Others: Pellechet 4940; Sheppard 5579.

LCN: 14100977


Copy number: G-014(1)

Leaf l10r, colophon, l. 6: ‘ . . . maufer . . . | . . . rothomagēſis . . . | . . . M°.cccc°.lxxv.’ Leaves a1 and l10 backed.

Binding: Eighteenth-century Dutch calf, with gold-tooled spine; endpapers watermarked D & C Blauw; marbled pastedowns; the upper cover loose.

Size: 413 × 275 × 32 mm.

Size of leaf: 405 × 249 mm.

On a2r a 16-line North Italian initial ‘O' is supplied in maroon with white pen-work decoration, on a gold and blue ground, decorated within the body of the letter with leaves in green edged with yellow, and in grey, maroon, and white, the whole with an extension of gold dots and a foliate circlet in grey, green, blue, and white in the inner margin, and further gold dots in the upper margin. Other four- or five-line initials are supplied in red or blue, with pen-work infill, decoration, and extensions into the margins in red or purple; paragraph marks supplied in red or blue. See Pächt and Alexander II, 115 pr. no. 145.

Provenance: Pietro-Antonio Bolongaro-Crevenna (1735-1792); sale (1789), part II lot 1570; in the annotated catalogue marked down to H. de Bosch for Fl. 9, the equivalent of £0. 15. 9, according to the exchange rate used by Thomas Payne at this sale. Purchased for £1. 11. 6; see Books Purchased (1855), 59.

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q 1.7.

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