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Bod-Inc: L-102

Libellus Sophistarum ad usum Oxoniensium


Analysis of Content

A1r [Title-page.]

A1v [Letter addressed to] the readers. Incipit: ‘Quoniam persona quam quis genere velit . . .’

A2r [Summule.] Incipit: ‘[P]ropositio est oratio indicatiua . . .’ See E. J. Ashworth, ‘The “Libelli Sophistarum” and the Use of Medieval Logic Texts at Oxford and Cambridge in the early Sixteenth century', Vivarium, 17 (1979), 134-58, at 149.

A6v [De consequentia.] Incipit: ‘[C]onsequentia est quoddam aggregatum . . .’ See Ashworth 150.

C1r ‘De suppositionibus.’ Incipit: ‘[Q]uoniam ignorantes suppositiones . . .’ See Ashworth 150.

C2v ‘De dictionibus que habent vim confundendi terminos.’ Incipit: ‘[S]equitur de dictionibus . . .’ See Ashworth 151.

C3r ‘De resolubilibus.’ Incipit: ‘[T]erminus in quem resoluitur . . .’ See Ashworth 151.

D3r [Martin of Alnwick]: ‘De obligationibus.’ Incipit: ‘[O]bligatio est quedam ars . . .’ De obligationibus. Über die Verpflichtungen, ed. Franz Schupp (Hamburg, 1993); and see Ashworth 151 and Sharpe, Latin Writers, no. 1036.

E4r ‘De obiectionibus consequentiarum.’ Incipit: ‘[C]onsequentiarum obiectiones quedam sunt . . .’ See Ashworth 152.

F2r ‘De modo dandi contradictoria.’ Incipit: ‘[D]e modo dandi contradictoria . . .’ See Ashworth 152.

F2v ‘Regule modales.’ Incipit: ‘De equipollentia. [A]d cognoscendum earum equipollentias . . .’ See Ashworth 152-3.

F4v [Allington, Robert(?)]: Consequentiae. ‘Tractatus argumentationis.’ Incipit: ‘De conclusionibus consequentiarum. [I]uxta hunc textum . . .’ See Ashworth 153.

H4v ‘De reduplicationibus.’ Incipit: ‘[P]ro faciliori iuuenum informatione . . .’ See Ashworth 153-4.

H6v [Swineshead, Roger]: ‘De insolubilibus.’ Incipit: ‘[Q]uattuor sunt diuisiones . . .’ Vincent Spade, ‘Roger Swyneshed's Insolubilia: Edition and Comments', Archives d'histoire doctrinal et littéraire du moyen âge, 46 (1979), 177-220, at 180-220; see also Ashworth 154 and Sharpe, Latin Writers, no. 1590.

K5v ‘Liber apparentiarum.’ Incipit: ‘[P]ro materia apparentie . . .’ See Ashworth 154.

L3v [Walsingham, Thomas(?)]: Introductio naturalium. ‘Tractatus de naturalibus.’ Incipit: ‘[N]atura est duplex . . .’ See Ashworth 154-5 and Sharpe, Latin Writers, no. 1850.

M5r [Bradwardine, Thomas]: Proportiones breves. ‘Tractatus de proportionibus.’ Incipit: ‘[O]mnis proportio aut est communiter . . .’ See Ashworth 155.


Imprint: [London]: Richard Pynson, [1499-1500]. 4°.


Collation: A–M6 N8.

Types: Types: 62 G, text; 100 G, heading.

Leaves: 80 leaves.

Line number: 44 lines (G3v, text).

Type area: Type area: 138 ×81 mm. (G3v).

Illustrations: Woodcuts; see Hodnett no. 1509.


ISTC: il00195000

Goff: Goff L‑195;

Proctor: not in Pr;

Others: not in Sheppard; STC 15575 = STC 15576.6.


Copy number: L-102(1)

Bound with:
2. Libellus sophistarum ad usum Cantabrigiensium. London: Wynkyn de Worde, 1524 (STC 15576.4).

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled half calf over marbled pasteboards. The two items do not appear to have been bound together at an early stage.

Size: 190 × 135 × 20 mm.

Size of leaf: 182 × 129 mm.

On A2r in the hand of Stephanus Leder: ‘Melius est pro uiritatem pati supplicem quam pro adulacione adqu[irere] beneficium'. On L1v and L2r of item 2: ‘Syster Annys(?) I have me recomended onto you very affectuously coweting to hear off you'; the same hand has added a syllogism on L4v. On L6r of item 2: ‘Ricardus Betonsonns est huius libri possessor | Testor magistrum Sandurs et Rica[ ] bellum'; where the name of Ricardus has been crossed out and replaced by ‘Petrus Meriatus'; on L6v: ‘Codex iste tenet possessorem meriatum.’

Provenance: Stephanus Leder (sixteenth century); name on A1r and N8v; also on A1r: ‘Est liber meus Leder'; ‘Symon'; on N8v: ‘Thomas Barnston est bonus'. ‘Ric: Alredus me iure vendicat .1600. etc.' John Selden (1584-1654); see MS. Broxb. 84. 10, p. 60. Presented in 1659.

SHELFMARK: 4o S 38(1) Art. Seld.

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