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Bod-Inc: G-332

Guilelmus Peraldus

Summa de virtutibus et de vitiis.


Analysis of Content

Part I.

a2r [Table of contents.] ‘Capitulatio Summe virtutum.’

b1r Guilelmus Lugdunensis [Peraldus]: Summa de virtutibus. ‘Incipit summa de virtutibus Wilhelmi episcopi Lugdunensis ordinis predicatorum.’ Incipit: ‘[C]um circa singula utilia studere debeamus . . . [S]i separaueris preciosum a uili . . .’ See Bloomfield 5601; see Kaeppeli II 133-47, no. 1622; Richard Newhauser, The Treatises on Vices and Virtues in Latin and the Vernacular, Typologie des Sources du Moyen Age Occidental, 68 (Turnhout, 1993), 36.

[con]7v [Colophon.]

Part II.

a2r [Table of contents.] ‘Capitulatio Summe seu Tractatus de Victiis.’

b2r Guilelmus Lugduniensis [Peraldus]: Summa de vitiis. ‘Incipit summa viciorum seu tractatus moralis edita a fratre Wilhelmo episcopo Lugdunensi ordinis fratrum predicatorum.’ Incipit: ‘[D]icturi de singulis viciis cum oportunitas se offert . . . [Q]uatuordecim autem sunt que faciunt ad detestacionem huius vitii . . .’ See Bloomfield 1628.

I5v [Colophon.]


Imprint: Cologne: Heinrich Quentell, 1479. Folio.

Remarks: In two parts: (I) De virtutibus; (II) De vitiis.


Collation: Part I: a8 b–k10 l8 m6 n–v10 x8 A–E10 F8 G6 H–O10 P12 Q–X10 Z8 [et]10 [con]8; part II: a–c10 d8 e–i10 k8 l–n10 o8 p–t10 v–z8 [et]10 [con] [us]6 A–D8 E F6 G H10 I6.

Remarks: Collation of part I as BMC; GW collates ‘ . . . [et]8 [con]10’.


ISTC: ip00084000

GW: GW 12050 and 12053

Hain: HC *12387;

Goff: Goff P‑84;

BMC: BMC I 261;

Proctor: Pr 1238 and 1239;

Others: BSB‑Ink G‑523 (I), G‑530 (II); Hillard 1515; Oates 714 (I); Sheppard 941-2; Voulliéme, Köln, 884-5.

LCN: 14442899, 14442918


Copy number: G-332(1)

Part I only.

Binding: Contemporary blind-tooled calf over wooden boards. Triple fillets form an intersecting frame; diagonal triple fillets divide an inner rectangle into lozenge-shaped and triangular compartments. Catches and clasps lost.

Size: 302 × 211 × 91 mm.

Size of leaf: 293 × 210 mm.

Early marginal annotations, extracting key words, on q1r; on a1v post-1792 notes relating to the history of the text and that of the book. On the upper left corner ‘KK', probably in the same hand.

Paragraph marks are supplied in red; underlining of chapter headings and capital strokes in red.

Provenance: Maaseik, Limbourg, Augustinian Canonesses; inscription on a8v and [con]7v: ‘Pertinet Conuentui sororum regularissarum Ad sanctam Agnetam in oppido Maeseycken[nensi]'. Purchased for £1. 19. 0; see Books Purchased (1831), 13; see Library Bills (1831), no. 243 ‘Books purchased by the Librarian', item 6.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: Auct. 1Q extra 2.6.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 3.30.

Copy number: G-332(2)

Part II only.

Wanting the blank leaves a1 and I6.

Binding: Contemporary blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, rebacked. Triple fillets form an intersecting double frame. Outside the frame stamps bearing ‘S. Brigitta' on a scroll; within the outer frame, square stamps with the symbols and names of the Evangelists in the four corners (clockwise from the top, John, Mark, Luke, and Matthew), and triangular stamps representing a man in a tunic wearing a cap of maintenance, holding a club and an escutcheon charged with a cross; see Weale lxi. The inner rectangle is divided by diagonal triple fillets into triangular compartments (each with a triangular foliate stamp) and lozenge-shaped compartments with a rosette, a circular lamb-and-flag stamp, an eagle, or a fleur-de-lis, each stamp surrounded by four small circular star stamps; at the intersection of the fillets, a lozenge-shaped stamp with fleur-de-lis or a circular floral stamp.

Size: 288 × 210 × 66 mm.

Size of leaf: 280 × 194 mm.

Some of the running chapter headings added in an early hand.

On a1r and b2r two- and seven-line initials are supplied in red and blue with violet pen-work decoration extending along the margin. Other initials are supplied in red, some with reserved white decoration; paragraph marks and underlining of chapter headings in red, capitals touched with yellow wash.

Provenance: Termonde, East Flanders, Brigittines. Inscription on a2r: ‘Iste liber pertinet conuentui fratrum sancte Birgitte in Tenermonda', and ‘fratribus s. Brigitte.’ Purchased for £1. 19. 0; see Books Purchased (1831), 13.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: Auct. 1Q extra 2.7.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 2.22.

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