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Bod-Inc: J-197

Johannes de Tambaco

Consolatio theologiae.


Analysis of Content

[a1r] Johannes de Tambaco: ‘Prefatio'. Incipit: ‘[Q]uoniam secundum apostolorum quecunque scripta sunt ad nostram doctrinam . . .’ For this shorter edition see Albert Auer, Johannes von Dambach und die Trostbücher vom 11. bis zum 16. Jh., Beiträge zur Geschichte der Philosophie und Theologie des Mittelalters. Texte und Untersuchungen, 27/1-2 (Aschendorff, 1928), 227; see Kaeppeli II 400-5, no. 2256; VL IV 571-77, at 573-6.

[a1v] Johannes de Tambaco: Consolatio theologiae. Incipit: ‘[P]rimo ergo ut de hiis que opponuntur mundane felicitati . . .’ Shorter version, ending ‘ . . . Christi animauit per martirii palmam'.


Imprint: [Mainz: Peter Schoeffer, c.1470-5]. 4°.


Collation: [a–l8 m10], with a leaf inserted between gatherings [e] and [f]: see BMC.


ISTC: ij00435000

Hain: HC *15235;

Goff: Goff J‑435;

BMC: BMC I 38;

Proctor: Pr 136;

Others: BSB‑Ink I‑523; CIBN J‑287; Oates 40; Sheppard 71. Microfiche: Unit 1: Mainz to 1480.

LCN: 14487397


Copy number: J-197(1)

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

Size: 217 × 146 × 33 mm.

Size of leaf: 205 × 140 mm.

Occasional annotations, including corrections to the text, ‘nota' marks, and pointing hands.

On [a1r] a six-line initial ‘Q' is supplied in reserved white within a red pen-work border, with red pen-work and reserved white floral decoration within the body of the letter, and with red pen-work extensions into the margins; other two-line initials and paragraph marks supplied in red or blue; capital strokes and underlining in red.

Provenance: Amiens, Picardy, Celestines, S. Antonius and S. Martinus; inscription on [a1r]: ‘Celestinorum Ambianensium'. Purchased for £5. 5. 0; see Books Purchased (1825), 25, and note on the verso of the front endleaf.

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q sup. 1.6.

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