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Bod-Inc: J-153

Johannes Ferrariensis

De coelesti vita (ed. Antonius de Cauchorio).


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a2r [Johannes Ferrariensis]: De coelesti vita. Dedicated to Borsius d'Este, Marquess of Ferrara. Edited by Antonius de Cauchorio, as stated in the colophon. ‘Prologus'. Incipit: ‘[N]isi immortales muse diueque camene . . .’

a4r Johannes Ferrariensis: De coelesti vita. Incipit: ‘[F]acturus opere pretium arbitror si passim priscorum sententias . . .’ See Repertorium Fontium Historiae Medii Aevi, ed. Istituto Storico Italiano per il Medio Evo, 6 (Rome, 1990), 304.

m3r [Colophon naming the editor and a reference to a Venetian ten-year privilege granted to Hieronymus Blondus.] See Fulin no. 28.


Imprint: [Venice]: Matteo Capcasa (di Codeca), for Hieronymus Blondus, 19 Dec. 1494. Folio.

Remarks: BMC, Sheppard, and CIBN describe variants.


Collation: a8 b–l6 m4.

Illustrations: Woodcut initials.


ISTC: ij00313000

Hain: HC *6982;

Goff: Goff J‑313;

BMC: BMC V 485;

Proctor: Pr 4999;

Others: BSB‑Ink C‑71; CIBN J‑208; Hillard 1136; Oates 1945; Pellechet 4766, 4766A; Sheppard 4365.

LCN: 14496914


Copy number: J-153(1)

Leaf a1r, l. 1: ‘ . . . edituſ.'; l. 8: ‘ . . . Anime.'; b1r, l. 1: ‘prietatibus rerū paululū . . .' (as Pellechet).

Bound with:
1. Iohannes Draconites, Commentariorum evangelicorum de Iesu Christo filio Dei libri duo. Basel: Robert Winter, 1545;
2. Nicolaus de Dinkelsbühl, De dilectione dei et proximi. Strasbourg: Johann Schott, 30 Aug. 1516.

Binding: Seventeenth-century blind-tooled calf; bound for the Bodleian Library. Remains of two leather strings; rebacked. Formerly chained: staple-marks of a hasp at the head of upper cover. Triple fillets form a frame. ‘2' across the fore-edge.

Size: 299 × 195 × 82 mm.

Size of leaf: 291 × 188 mm.

Provenance: Acquired by 1605; see James, Catalogus, (1605), 59: ‘Jo. Ferrariensis de coelesti vita. Parmæ. 1488.' referring to D 1. 2 [Th.] James, ‘Catalogus', (1620), 194: ‘Jo. Ferrariensis de coelesti vita. 1494. D. 1.2'.

SHELFMARK: D 1. 2(3) Th.

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