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Bod-Inc: H-079

Hierocles Alexandrinus

In aureos versus Pythagorae opusculum.


Analysis of Content

a2r Aurispa, Johannes: [Preface addressed to] Nicolaus V, Pont. Max. ‘Ad Nicolaum pontificem V. Aurispae in Hieroclem praefatio.’ Incipit: ‘[M]irabar sepe et quidnam cause fuisset mecum ipse dubitabam quod neque in litteris neque in edificiis . . .’ a3r Explicit: ‘... Rem enim Pythagorei quesiverunt et utilitatem, non verba.’

a3r [Title] ‘Hiercolis philosophi stoici et sanctissimi in aureos versus Pithagorae opusculum praestantissimum et religioni christiane consentaneum incipit.’

a3v Hierocles Alexandrinus: In aureos versus Pythagorae opusculum. [Translated by] Johannes Aurispa. Incipit: ‘[S]apientiae studium est quod in purgatione et perfectione humanae . . .’ h8r Explicit: ‘... ut ipsorum utilitatem consequamur, et quamvis tarde eam tamen acquiramus.’ [The translator is identified in his preface].

h8r Colophon: ‘Impressum Rome per Iohannem Besicken et Sigismundum Mayer, anno M.cccc.xciii. die xix. Decembris.’


Imprint: Rome Johann Besicken and Sigismundus Mayer 19 Dec. 1493 4°.

Secundo folio: posus et in mundus res nimium lucentes discerne (a4r)


Collation: a–h8.

Remarks: First leaf blank.

Illustrations: Woodcut initials.


ISTC: ih00153000

Hain: HC *8547;

Goff: Goff H‑153;

BMC: BMC IV 139;

Proctor: Pr 3978;

Others: BSB‑Ink H‑236; CIBN H‑90; Sheppard 3163-4.

LCN: 14511817


Copy number: H-079(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century grey paper boards. Scar of an index tab on a2.

Size: 208 × 150 × 14 mm.

Size of leaf: 203 × 137 mm.

Two- and three-line initials, some with extensions into the margins, and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue; some underlining in red. Author, title, and date of edition on a1r in a sixteenth-century(?) hand.

Provenance: Purchased for £0. 8. 0; see Books Purchased (1851), 34.

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q 5.36.

Copy number: H-079(2)

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled brown morocco; marbled pastedowns.

Size: 211 × 147 × 17 mm.

Size of leaf: 203 × 135 mm.

Occasional early marginal annotations and pointing hands.

Provenance: Ingram Bywater (1840-1914); Elenchus, no. 1642. Bequeathed in 1914.

SHELFMARK: Byw. O 2.26.

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