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Bod-Inc: H-050

Hermes Trismegistus

De potestate et sapientia Dei.


Analysis of Content

[*2r] Hermes Trismegistus: [Preface addressed to the reader.] Incipit: ‘Tu quicunque es, qui haec legis siue grammaticus, siue orator . . .’ For this edition see Dannenfeldt as above, and Kristeller, Supplementum Ficinianum I lvii, no. a 3.

[*2r] [Colophon.]

[*2v] Ficinus, Marsilius: ‘Argumentum.’ Incipit: ‘[E]o tempore quo Moyses natus est, floruit Athlas astrologus . . .’

a1r Hermes Trismegistus: De potestate et sapientia Dei. [Also known as Pimander.] Translated by Marsilius Ficinus. Incipit: ‘[C]um de rerum natura cogitarem ac mentis aciem ad superna . . .’


Imprint: Venice: Lucas Dominici F., Venetus, 15 May 1481. 4°.


Collation: [*4] a b8 c–f4 g8.


ISTC: ih00079000

Hain: HCR 8458;

Goff: Goff H‑79;

BMC: BMC V 280;

Proctor: Pr 4490;

Others: CIBN H‑47; Hillard 998; Sheppard 3650.

LCN: 14509406


Copy number: H-050(1)

Wanting gathering [*], also the blank leaf g8.

Binding: Nineteenth-century half calf; marbled paper boards.

Size: 214 × 148 × 12 mm.

Size of leaf: 209 × 140 mm.

Early marginal annotations, extracting key phrases, ‘nota' marks, pointing hands, and underlining in the text, all apparently in one hand.

Provenance and date of acquisition unknown; the shelfmark may indicate a date c.1835.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 5.62.

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