Sermones morales XXV.
Analysis of Content
[a2r] Persona, Christophorus: [Prologue addressed to] Marcus Barbus. Incipit: ‘[R]eputanti mihi reuerendissime .P. quanto studio . . .’
[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].
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.
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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