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Bod-Inc: G-297

Guilelmus Alvernus

De fide et legibus.


Analysis of Content

[a2r] Guilelmus Alvernus, Episcopus Parisiensis: De fide et legibus. [Prologue.] ‘Incipit prologus libri reuerendi in Christo patris et domini, domini Wilhelmi episcopi Lugdunensis eximiique sacre pagine doctoris Parisiensis: de fide et legibus.’ Incipit: ‘[I]n ordine sapientialium dominaliumque scientiarum . . .’ Opera omnia, I 2-102; see also Schneyer, Repertorium, II 373-415.

[a3r] [Pars I.] ‘Incipit liber de fide et legibus. Capitulum I. [I]ncipiamus igitur cum dei adiutorio et dicamus . . .’

[o3v] [Alphabetical table of contents.]

[o10r] ‘Declaratio registri.’ Incipit: ‘Pro intellectu registri precedentis . . .’


Imprint: [Augsburg: Günther Zainer, c.1475-6]. Folio.

Remarks: As dated by Sheppard; Polain dates [c.1469].


Collation: [a–o10].


ISTC: ig00711000

GW: GW 11863;

Hain: H *8317;

Goff: Goff G‑711;

BMC: BMC II 323;

Proctor: Pr 1556;

Others: BSB‑Ink G‑471; Oates 883; Polain 1807; Sack, Freiburg, 1702; Sheppard 1163-4.

LCN: 14460591


Copy number: G-297(1)

Wanting the blank leaf [a1].

Binding: Nineteenth-century calf over pasteboards; bound for the Bodleian Library.

Size: 277 × 190 × 30 mm.

Size of leaf: 270 × 178 mm.

Marginal annotations, extracting key words, and ‘nota bene' marks, in an early hand.

Two initials are supplied in red, capitals, and paragraph marks marked in red, on [a2-3] only.

Provenance: Munich, Franciscan Observants, S. Antonius de Padua; early inscription on [a2r]: ‘De conuentu Monacensi ordinis Fratrum Minorum'. Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich, no. 5469. A copy was purchased in 1840 for £0. 10. 6; see Books Purchased (1840), 32; it is not possible to determine which of the two copies was acquired then.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 5Q 5.10.

Copy number: G-297(2)

Wanting the blank leaf [a1].

Binding: Marbled paper over pasteboards; parchment index tab.

Size: 308 × 212 × 35 mm.

Size of leaf: 297 × 205 mm.

Early marginal annotations, extracting key words, on [n9v].

Initials, paragraph marks, and underlining of chapter headings are supplied in red, capitals marked in red, on [a2], [b2v], and [b3r] only.

Provenance: For the date of acquisition see the provenance of the first copy.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q 3.18.

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