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Bod-Inc: J-136

Johannes Chrysostomus

De providentia Dei (ed. Ambrosius Traversarius).


Analysis of Content

[a1r] [Title-page.] ‘Incipit liber primus beati Joannis Crisostomi ad Stagirium monachum de prouidentia dei utilis admodum ut nullis iam uite huius casibus aduersis deici quis poterit. Hic liber nouiter translatutus(!) est de greco in latinum. Et totus rutilat Tulliano eloquio'.’

[a2r] Johannes Chrysostomus: De providentia Dei. [Translated by Ambrosius Traversarius and dedicated to Petrus I, Prince of Portugal.] Incipit: ‘[O]portuerat quidem o mihi amantissime omnium Stagiri . . .’ ed. Gelenius, V (1547), 597-668.

g4v Johannes Chrysostomus: De dignitate humanae originis. Incipit: ‘[D]ignitas humane originis facile agnoscitur . . .’ Explicit: indulgentiam diuina pietate percipiat.’ ed. Gelenius, I (1547), 532-4. Edited by Ambrosius Traversarius, as stated in the colophon.

g5v [Colophon.] ‘Editum a fratre Ambrosio abbate generalis ordinis Camaldulensis qui transtulit e greco in latinum vitam sancti Iohannis Crisostomi quamque dicauit Sigismundo imperatori [Sigismund of Luxembourg, Roman Emperor 1433-7] . . .’


Imprint: Alost: Thierry Martens, 22 Mar. 1487/8. 4°.


Collation: [a6] b–g6.


ISTC: ij00293000

Hain: HC 5053;

Goff: Goff J‑293;

BMC: BMC IX 127;

Proctor: Pr 9195;

Others: Campbell 425; CIBN J‑188; HPT II 387; ILC 1347; Oates 3674; Rhodes 1011; Sheppard 7051-2.

LCN: 14486190


Copy number: J-136(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century calf.

Size: 194 × 140 × 10 mm.

Size of leaf: 186 × 133 mm.

A few marginal notes, mainly extracting key words, in an early hand.

Provenance: Purchased for £0. 15. 0; see Books Purchased (1840), 18.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 7Q 5.10.

Copy number: J-136(2)

Bound with A‑130(2); see there for details of binding.

Size of leaf: 192 × 131 mm.

Wanting gatherings b and c; also the blank leaf g6.

Provenance: Probably the copy mentioned in the Benefactors' Register, I 8, given by George Carey, 2nd Lord Hunsdon (1547-1603); not found in the catalogues from 1602/3 and 1605; James Catalogus (1620), 17 (P 8. 8 [Th.]); see Jensen, ‘Benefactors' Register', no. 18.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 5.14(2).

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