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Bod-Inc: J-141

Johannes Chrysostomus

Sermones morales XXV.


Analysis of Content

[a1v] ‘Registrum.’

[a2r] Persona, Christophorus: [Prologue addressed to] Marcus Barbus. Incipit: ‘[R]eputanti mihi reuerendissime .P. quanto studio . . .’

[a2v] [Colophon.]

[a3r] [Table of contents.]

[b3r] Johannes Chrysostomus: Sermones xxv morales. Translated by Christophorus Persona. Incipit: ‘[E]uertendi sunt nobis malorum fontes . . .’ See J‑126.

[n7v] Johannes Chrysostomus: Epistola ad Theodorum. Translated by Christophorus Persona. Incipit: ‘[S]i possem litteris lacrymas tibi meas significare . . .’ See J‑126.


Imprint: [Bologna]: Balthasar Azoguidus, 12 May 1475. 4°.


Collation: [a–l8 m6 n o8].


ISTC: ij00301000

Hain: HC, Addenda, *5043;

Goff: Goff J‑301;

BMC: BMC VI 800;

Proctor: Pr 6519;

Others: BSB‑Ink I‑353; CIBN J‑199; Quaquarelli, ‘Azzoguidi', 65-6; Sheppard 5293.

LCN: 14486090


Copy number: J-141(1)

Wanting the blank leaf [o8].

Binding: Nineteenth-century red crushed morocco; marbled pastedowns, gilt-edged leaves, green silk book-mark; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 189 × 136 × 20 mm.

Size of leaf: 182 × 130 mm.

Manuscript foliation in red, partly visible in the upper right-hand margin of the rectos.

On [b3r] a rubric is supplied in manuscript (red), following the wording of the rubric in J‑140(2), and ending with ‘auaritiam'; a seven-line initial ‘E' is supplied in purple with white pen-work decoration on a square gold ground edged in black; the area defined by the letter is blue with a yellow flower and three white dots as decoration. Other initials are supplied in red or blue.

Provenance: ‘M. Torri[s?] liber es[ ]' very faded inscription on [o7v] in a contemporary Italian hand. Bought from Thomas Thorpe, catalogue, 1832, no. 536, for £1. 11. 6; see Library Bills (1829-32), no. 345, and Books Purchased (1832), 6.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: Auct. P 5.18.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 7Q 4.10.

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