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Bod-Inc: L-139



Analysis of Content

A compilation of extracts from Paulus Venetus: Logica parva and Johannes Buridanus: Summulae logicales; together with Roger Swineshede: Insolubilia; Thomas Bradwardinus: De portionibus; Albertus de Saxonia: De velocitate motuum (from Proportiones). See E. J. Ashworth, ‘A Note on Paul of Venice and the Oxford Logica of 1483', Medioevo, 4 (1978), 93-9.


Imprint: [Oxford: Theodoricus Rood, c.1483]. 4°.

Remarks: As dated by Sheppard; BMC dates [c.1483-4].


Collation: A–Z Aa–Cc6 Dd8.


ISTC: il00272600

BMC: BMC XI 242;

Proctor: Pr 9752;

Others: Duff 277; Oates 4167; Rhodes 1102; Sheppard 7495-7; STC 16693.

LCN: 14502092, 14502188


Copy number: L-139(1)

Bound with photographs of various leaves taken from other copies, together with two letters of A. Klebs to Strickland Gibson; see also Pearson, Oxford Bookbinding, 196, A175.1, relating to other fragments.

A fragment consisting of 6 leaves: D1, cropped, O1-6, Bb6, Cc6, and one blank, with fragments of other leaves in an envelope.

Binding: Nineteenth/twentieth-century blind-tooled calf.

Size: 268 × 210 × 16 mm.

Size of leaf: 208 × 140 mm.

Provenance: Dr Arnold C. Klebs (1870-1943). Presented by Klebs in 1927; see BQR 5 (1927), 131-2 no. 5.

SHELFMARK: Arch. G d.50(7-12).

Copy number: L-139(2)

A fragment, consisting of one leaf signed Qii, removed in 1882 from the binding of Tanner 106 (Nicolaus de Tudeschis, Apparatus in Clementinas (Paris, 1508)).

Binding: Nineteenth-century half brown morocco over pasteboards.

Size: 209 × 155 × 13 mm.

Size of leaf: 197 × 140 mm.

Provenance: Christopher Nattrass (fifteenth century); inscription on recto: ‘Pertinet domino Christophoro Natteras'. Thomas Tanner (1674-1735); shelfmark. Bequeathed in 1735.

Former Bodleian shelfmarks: Auct. R sup. 16; Tanner 106.

SHELFMARK: Arch. G e.9.

Copy number: L-139(3)

Not in Sheppard.

Bound as front and rear endleaves of Gabriel Biel, Super primo libro (in secundum-quartum librum) sententiarum (Basel: Jakob Wolff de Pforzheim, 1512).

Three sets of fragments: sheets Aa2.5 and Bb2.5 used as endleaves.

Binding: Sixteenth-century(?) northern European (?Netherlandish) blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, with two catches on the lower cover and remains of two clasps hanging from the upper cover. Triple fillets form an intersecting double frame. Within the outer frame a grapes and flowers roll. Diagonal triple fillets divide the inner rectangle into lozenge-shaped and triangular compartments, decorated respectively with a lozenge-shaped stamp showing a haloed human figure holding the cross while sitting on a bench and with a triangular floral and foliate stamp.

Size: 312 × 230 × 53 mm.

Size of leaf: 298 × 215 mm.

Provenance: Robert Montagu (c.1710-1762), 3rd Duke of Manchester; armorial book-plate and Kimbolton Castle's shelfmark: ‘Case E, No. 6973 S. G.’ Acquired in 1947; Bodleian stamp on Aa1r of Gabriel Biel.

SHELFMARK: Arch. B c.8.

Copy number: L-139(4)

Fragments, formerly used as linings in the binding of Hieronymus Cardanus, Contradicentium medicorum (Lyons: Sébastien Gryphe, 1548).

Four sets of fragments, as identified by David Rogers: parts of Z1.6 and Z2.5; Aa1.6 and Aa2.5; Bb2.5; Dd3.6 and Dd4.5; see notes by Rogers included in fascicule. The manuscript fragments are from a liturgical manuscript (ex information Bruce Barker-Benfield).

Binding (of AA 13 Med. Seld.): English (Oxford) sixteenth-century blind-tooled calf (presumably between 1548 [date of publication of book] and 1551 [Oldham's dating of appearance of the two rolls together, Blind-stamped Bindings, p. 56], probably bound for Symons, after his acquisition of the book in 1550); re-backed and repaired in 1955 (see unsigned notes by Rogers on the front and back pastedowns); two ties lost. Formerly chained: staple marks of a hasp at the head of the upper cover. On both covers intersecting fillets form an outer frame. Further intersecting fillets form an inner frame within which are two ornamental rolls: for the outer one (bearing the date 1537), see Oldham Blind-stamped Bindings, pl. lii, no. 888, RC c(1); for the inner one, Oldham, Blind-stamped Bindings, pl. liii, no. 901, RP d(1). Name of author and title in black ink along the fore-edge, with numbers '19' and '13', '13' in white on the spine (from Selden shelfmarks).

Size: 257 × 183 × 60 mm.

Size of leaf: 257 × 176 mm.

Contemporary manuscript notes on medicine on the recto of the front endleaf of AA 13 Med. Seld., apparently in the hand of Thomas Symons.

Provenance (of AA 13 Med. Seld.): Thomas Symons (d.1553), 1550; inscription on a1r: 'Sum Thome Simondi codex 1550 [ ]'; the unidentified symbol is almost certainly a bookseller's code (ex informatione Julian Roberts); for this copy in the inventory of Symons's books at his death, see Emden, BRUO 1501-1540, p. 739, no. cxxviii. John Selden (1584-1654); shelfmark. Presented in 1659.

Former Bodleian shelfmarks: A 1.19 Med. Seld.; AA 13 Med. Seld.

SHELFMARK: AA 13 Med. Seld.*(3-6) [kept in Rare Books Plan Chest].

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