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Bod-Inc: H-078

Hierocles Alexandrinus

In aureos versus Pythagorae opusculum.


Analysis of Content

[a1r] Aurispa, Johannes: ‘Praefatio' [addressed to] Nicolaus V, Pont. Max. Incipit: ‘[M]irabar sepe et quidnam cause fuisset mecum ipse dubitabam . . .’

[a2v] [Title.]

[a3r] Hierocles Alexandrinus: In aureos versus Pythagorae opusculum. Translated by Johannes Aurispa. Incipit: ‘[S]apientiae studium est quod in purgatione et perfectione humanae . . .’ The translator is identified in his preface.


Imprint: Rome: Arnoldus Pannartz, 21 Sept. 1475. 8°.


Collation: [a–k8 l m6].


ISTC: ih00152000

Hain: HC Addenda R 8546;

Goff: Goff H‑152;


Proctor: Pr 3530;

Others: CIBN H‑89; Rhodes 909; Sheppard 2815.

LCN: 14511772


Copy number: H-078(1)

Gathering [l] is bound between leaves [m3] and [m4].

Binding: Eighteenth-century French olive-green morocco, faded from blue?; for Girardot de Préfond?; gold-tooled spine, gilt-edged leaves, and marbled pastedowns.

Size: 193 × 141 × 22 mm.

Size of leaf: 188 × 124 mm.

The letters of the printed headings on [a1r] and [a3r] have been painted over in gold, and a two-line initial ‘M' and a four-line initial ‘S' is supplied in gold.

Provenance: Paul Girardot de Préfond (†after c.1800); scar of small circular book-plate, perhaps that of Girardot, above Sussex book-plate; not found in sale catalogue (1757). Louis César de la Baume le Blanc, duc de La Vallière (1708-1780); see sale (1767), lot 1323. Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex (1773-1843); book-plate with two handwritten shelfmarks, one cancelled, the other ‘VIII.F.d.3': see Lee, Royal Bookplates, 41 no. 24; sale, pt IV, lot 848 (as a 4o). Purchased for £2. 4. 0; see Books Purchased (1854), 29.

SHELFMARK: Auct. L 4.37.

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