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Bod-Inc: H-003

Hegius, Alexander

Dialogus de arte et inertia.


Analysis of Content

A1r [Title-page.]

A2r Hegius, Alexander: Dialogus de arte et inertia. Incipit: ‘[Q]uid est ars? Respondetur: Aristoteles definit artem esse habitum cum vera ratione factiuum . . .’ See VL III, 572-7, at 575.

B3r [Praise of the book.] Incipit: ‘Orator quicunque voles disertus haberi | Dogmata nostra legas vtere et ingenio'; 1 elegiac distich.

B3r ‘Discipuli officium.’ Incipit: ‘  “[E]t docendi et discendi debet esse propositum”, auctore Seneca Epistola cix, vt ille prodesse velit hic proficere qui ad philosophorum . . .’


Imprint: [Deventer: Jacobus de Breda, not before 10 Apr. 1497]. 4°.

Remarks: As dated in HPT. Nijhoff–Kronenberg date [c.1503], Pr [after Dec. 1498], Polain [c.1500], and ILC [not before 18 May 1498].


Collation: A6 B4.

Illustrations: Woodcut on A1r.


ISTC: ih00008000

Hain: C 2901;

Goff: Goff H‑8;

Proctor: Pr 9107;

Others: Campbell–Kronenberg 909b; HPT II 415; ILC 1152; Nijhoff–Kronenberg 1043; Polain 1848; Proctor, Campbell III 194; not in Sheppard.


Copy number: H-003(1)

Bound with A‑130(1); see there for details of binding and acquisition.

Size of leaf: 188 × 132 mm.

Notes in a sixteenth-century hand on A2r, including interlinear synonyms.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 5Q 6.113(2).

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