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Bod-Inc: I-038

Isidorus Hispalensis

Etymologiae, et al.


Analysis of Content

[*1v] ‘Registrum in libros Etymologiarum'.

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).

a2v Isidorus Hispalensis: [Letter addressed to] Braulio. Isid. Orig. (ep. V).

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

a3r Isidorus Hispalensis: Etymologiae. [Also known as Origines.] Isid. Orig. See CPL 1186, and Thorndike–Kibre 435.

[†1v] ‘Rubrice'.

A1r Isidorus Hispalensis: De summo bono. [Also known as Sententiae.] See I‑031.


Imprint: Venice: Peter Löslein, 1483. Folio.


Collation: [*4] a–h10 i12 k10 [†2] A B10 C8.

Remarks: a1 blank, a2 signed a, etc.

Illustrations: Woodcut map, diagram of consanguinity, and other woodcut diagrams.


ISTC: ii00184000

Hain: HC *9279 (incl. H 9272);

Goff: Goff I‑184;

BMC: BMC V 379;

Proctor: Pr 4904;

Others: BSB‑Ink I‑630; Campbell, Maps, 80; CIBN I‑70; Essling 303; Rhodes 968; Sack, Freiburg, 2171-2; Sander 3526; Sheppard 4007-10. Microfiche: Unit 3: Image of the World: Geography and Cosmography.

LCN: 14438999


Copy number: I-038(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled calf; bound for the Bodleian Library; marbled pastedowns, and the gold stamp of the Library on both covers.

Size: 309 × 216 × 26 mm.

Size of leaf: 297 × 197 mm.

Occasional early ‘nota' marks.

On a2r a seven-line initial ‘D', and on A1r a six-line initial ‘S', are both supplied in interlocked blue and gold, decorated with red and blue pen-work within the body of the letter, and with pen-work extensions into the margins; other three- to six-line initials are supplied in red, blue, or interlocked red and blue; paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue; capital strokes in red.

Provenance: Paris, Celestines, S. Maria (fifteenth/sixteenth century); inscriptions on [*1r]: ‘Celestinorum de Parisius'; on [*4r]: ‘Celestinorum beate Marie de Parisius sign[atus] per 872. 872'; and on C8v: ‘Celestinorum beate Marie de Parisius sign* 3'. William Lowndes(?). Either purchased from William Lowndes for £0. 7. 6; see Library Bills (1815), 77, and Books Purchased (1815), 3; or purchased for £1. 11. 6; see Books Purchased (1819), 4.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 4.20.

Copy number: I-038(2)

Wanting the blank leaf a1.

Gathering [†] bound at the end.

Binding: Eighteenth/nineteenth-century mottled calf; marbled pastedowns. On both covers a single gilt foliate roll. Upper cover detached.

Size: 317 × 215 × 27 mm.

Size of leaf: 310 × 197 mm.

Sixteenth-century marginal annotations, those in the De summo bono mostly in one hand, perhaps that of Johannes de Ubriachis; also ‘nota' marks.

Provenance: Johannes de Ubriachis (sixteenth century); signature on a2r. Valerius Pastorinus (seventeenth century?); cancelled signature on [*1r]. Michael Wodhull (1740-1816); note by him on the recto of rear endleaf, with the date of acquisition: ‘p: a: c: Nov. 5th 1795'; sale, 3 Mar. 1801, lot 608. Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834.

SHELFMARK: Douce 263.

Copy number: I-038(3)

Wanting gatherings [*] and [†], and the blank leaf a1.

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled calf; marbled pastedowns.

Size: 313 × 211 × 36 mm.

Size of leaf: 306 × 197 mm.

On a2r a seven-line initial ‘D' is supplied in blue within a red pen-work frame, and with decoration in red pen-work within the body of the letter; other two- to six-line initials, some with extensions into the margins, and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue.

Provenance: Florence, Benedictines, S. Ambrosius de Petra Plana (La Badia); inscription on C8r: ‘Iste liber est abbatie Florentine'. Ingram Bywater (1840-1914); Elenchus, no. 1833. Bequeathed in 1914.

SHELFMARK: Byw. D 4.1.

Copy number: I-038(4)

Binding: Half parchment with paper boards and leather ties.

Size: 290 × 200 × 35 mm.

Size of leaf: 287 × 197 mm.

Provenance: Joseph Maria de Ancona (eighteenth century?); inscription on slip of paper attached to [*1r]: ‘Ex libris F. Josephi Marie de Ancona'. Ancona, Observant Franciscans, S. Franciscus ad Alto, nineteenth-century(?); inscription on [*1r]: ‘[ ] liba di S. Franco ad Alto d' Ancona M. O.' Paget Jackson Toynbee (1855-1932); book-plate. Presented in 1913.

SHELFMARK: Toynbee 770.

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