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Bod-Inc: I-036

Isidorus Hispalensis



Analysis of Content

[a2r] Isidorus Hispalensis: [Letter addressed to] Braulio, Bishop of Zaragoza. Isid. Orig. (ep. I).

[a2r] Braulio: [Letter addressed to] Isidorus Hispalensis. Isid. Orig. (ep. II).

[a2r] Isidorus Hispalensis: [Letter addressed to] Braulio. Isid. Orig. (ep. III).

[a2r] Braulio: [Letter addressed to] Isidorus Hispalensis. Isid. Orig. (ep. IV).

[a3r] Isidorus Hispalensis: [Letter addressed to] Braulio. Isid. Orig. (ep. V).

[a3r] Isidorus Hispalensis: [Letter addressed to] Braulio. Isid. Orig. (ep. VI).

[a3r] ‘Tabula generalis'.

[a3v] Isidorus Hispalensis: Etymologiae. [Also known as Origines.] Isid. Orig. See CPL 1186, and Thorndike–Kibre 435.


Imprint: [Strasbourg: Johann Mentelin, c.1473]. Folio.


Collation: [a–n10 o12].

Illustrations: Woodcut map and diagrams: see Schramm.


ISTC: ii00182000

Hain: HC *9270;

Goff: Goff I‑182;

BMC: BMC I 57;

Proctor: Pr 227;

Others: BSB‑Ink I‑628; Campbell, Maps, 78; CIBN I‑68; Hillard 1095; Oates 89; Osler, IM 27; Sack, Freiburg, 2169; Schramm XIX p. 13 and pls 1-7; Schreiber V 4267; Sheppard 159-60. Microfiche: Unit 3: Image of the World: Geography and Cosmography.

LCN: 14437326


Copy number: I-036(1)

Wanting the blank leaf [a1].

Binding: Half calf; marbled paper boards.

Size: 370 × 263 × 32 mm.

Size of leaf: 360 × 250 mm.

Greek words supplied in manuscript; some small diagrams in red ink. Occasional underlining in the text in black ink, also pointing hands in red. Inscription on [l2v] in a seventeenth/eighteenth-century hand in Italian: ‘Quando all'apparir dell'alba rossegiando spuntano quasi messaggieri del sole la in oriente i raggi di lui se per caso avviene che quel chiaro lume dello sfavillante in(?) globo', followed by a name written in the same hand: ‘Signor mio oss. il signor Ant.(?) Bartolomei mio amatissimo . . .’

On [l5v] an eight-line German initial ‘D' is supplied in gold, on a green ground with foliate decoration in black, and with foliate extensions into the margin in green, culminating in a red and a white rose, and with a small brown monkey sitting on one of the arms of the ‘D' and holding onto the other one with its paw; other principal five- to twelve-line German initials are supplied in green, blue, gold (some with punch-dotting), maroon, purple, orange-red, or brown, decorated with acanthus scrolling on a ground consisting of a combination of colours, including maroon, gold, some with punch-dotting, red, green, blue, and purple, and often decorated with pen-work in yellow or white, and with foliate and floral extensions into the margins in blue, green, red, pink, yellow, and gold dots. Other one- to three-line initials are supplied in red or blue; some diagrams are supplied in red; capital strokes and underlining (in gatherings [a] to [e] only) in red.

Provenance: Vienna, Franciscans; inscription on [a2r]: ‘Ad Bibliothecam Viennensem PP Franciscanorum II [III] A N [30] 50'. Eighteenth-century(?) Italian owner; note on [l2v]. Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834.

SHELFMARK: Douce 272.

Copy number: I-036(2)

Bound with B‑392(3); see there for details of binding and provenance.

Size of leaf: 408 × 270 mm.

Wanting the blank leaf [a1].

The words printed in red on [c9r] in the first copy are omitted in this one.

Some early marginal notes, including some extraction of key words, especially in book 16, with all the annotations being in a single humanist hand.

Principal five- to twelve-line initials are supplied in interlocked red and blue, the bodies of the letters decorated with pen-work in red and blue, and with pen-work extensions into the margins in red, blue and purple/grey; other one- to three-line initials, paragraph marks, and running book numbers are supplied in red; underlining in red; capitals and some of the woodcut diagrams touched with yellow wash.

SHELFMARK: Univ. Coll. b.2(1).

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