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Gerardus de Monte

Commentatio circa Thomae Aquinatis tractatum de ente et essentia.


Analysis of Content

A1r Gerardus de Monte: Commentatio circa Thomae Aquinatis tractatum de ente et essentia. Incipit: ‘[I]nsignis peripatetice veritatis interpres doctor sanctus nedum adultos . . . “[Q]uoniam paruus error i”. Libellus iste prima sui diuissione diuiditur . . .’

E6r ‘Tituli questionum.’

F1r Gerardus de Monte: ‘Tractatus ostendens concordiam sancti Thome et venerabilis Alberti.’ Incipit: ‘  “[N]olite plures magistri fieri, sanctes mei”, scribitur Jacobi tercio. De quo sic inquit sanctus Augustinus in principio libri Retractationum . . .’ See G. Meersseman, Geschichte des Albertismus: II: die ersten Kölner Kontroversen, Institutum Historicum FF. Praedicatorum Romae, Dissertationes Historicae, 5 (Rome, 1935), 67-85.

G8r ‘Tabula.’


Imprint: [Cologne: Theodoricus (Diederich) Molner, c.1485]. Folio.

Remarks: GW ascribes to [Molner or Konrad Welker, c.1485/8].


Collation: A–F6.8 G8.

Remarks: Leaf A1 signed Aii, etc.


ISTC: ig00169000

GW: GW 10682;

Goff: Goff G‑169;

Proctor: Pr 1456B;

Others: BSB‑Ink G‑108; Oates 824.5; Sheppard 1072; Voulliéme, Köln, 447.

LCN: 14877672


Copy number: G-078(1)

Bound with:
1. Lambertus de Monte, Copulata super tres libros Aristotelis De anima iuxta doctrinam Thomae de Aquino. [Cologne: Theodoricus Molner, c.1485] (M‑314);
2-3. Johannes Versor, Quaestiones super libros Aristotelis. Cologne: Theodoricus [Molner, Conrad Welker von Boppard?], 29 Nov. 1485 (V‑120);
5. Thomas Aquinas, Tractatus de ente et essentia. Elegiac poem summarizing Aristoteles, ‘Ethica Nichomachea’, MSS, second half of fifteenth century (SC 32702).

Binding: Contemporary German (Leipzig, Kyriß workshop no. 104) blind-tooled half pigskin over wooden boards, with metal clasps and catches. On both covers fillets form a border; in the rectangle within the border headed-outline tools make up a merrythought; see Kyriß pl. 211, nos 1, 2. Remains of parchment index tab.

Size: 300 × 217 × 69 mm.

Size of leaf: 282 × 200 mm.

On what is now the front pastedown is a list, written in a contemporary hand, of ‘Lectiones et exercitia ad gradum magistri', in some cases with the titles followed by the name of a professor of the University of Leipzig, for example, Matthaeus Hennick de Hainis, Johannes Schwabe de Leipzig, etc. for whom see G. Erler, Die Matrikel der Universität Leipzig, II, passim.

Extensive early marginal notes and comments, including some in red ink, also pointing hands. Unread annotations on rear pastedown.

On A1r a 14-line initial ‘I' is supplied in red; paragraph marks are supplied in red; capital strokes and underlining in red.

Provenance: Waldsassen, Bavaria, Cistercian convent; inscription on A2r of item 1: ‘Monasterii Waldsassensis'. Ludwig Rosenthal (1840-1928); letter dated 7 Apr. 1899 and card dated 12 Apr. 1899, both addressed to the Librarian, regarding the book, its contents, and purchase by the Bodleian. Purchased for 250 Marks (£25. 0. 0), from Rosenthal; see Library Bills, 29 Apr. 1899.

SHELFMARK: Inc. d. G3.1485.1(4,6).

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