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Bod-Inc: M-011

Magni, Jacobus



Analysis of Content

[a1r] ‘Capitula'.

[a3v] Magni, Jacobus: [Preface addressed to] Michael [de Creney], Bishop of Auxerre. Incipit: ‘[I]llustrissimi principis regis Francorum deuotissimo confessori domino Michaeli diuina prouidentia seu prouidente gratia episcopo Antisyodorensi humilis sui patrocinii capellanus . . .’ Explicit: quod cognitio sui

[a3v] Magni, Jacobus: Sophilogium. Incipit: ‘[D]icit Aristotiles decimo Ethicorum quod homo sapiens maxime felix est, et Seneca ad Lucillum . . .’ Explicit: scilicet nubere et loquitur uiduae See M‑010.


Imprint: [Strasbourg: The ‘R Printer' (Johann Mentelin and Adolf Rusch), not after 1 Jan. 1475]. Folio.

Remarks: As dated by BSB‑Ink, and Ohly–Sack (the Frankfurt am Main copy was bought on the Feast of the Circumcision [1 Jan.] 1475); Sheppard, following Victor Scholderer, ‘Adolf Rusch and the Earliest Roman Types', Library, 4th ser., 20 (1940), 43-50, at 49 (repr. in Victor Scholderer, Fifty Essays in Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-century Bibliography, ed. Dennis E. Rhodes (Amsterdam, 1966), 150-5, at 154), dates [before/not after 5 Jan. 1475]. Paul Needham prefers to see Johann Mentelin in association with Adolf Rusch as responsible for the work of the ‘R Printer': see The Estelle Doheny Collection, I (New York: Christie's, 22 Oct. 1987), lot 16, and Needham, Schøyen, lot 6.


Collation: [a–d10 e8+1 f8 g–i10 k6 l m8 n o10 p q8 r–t10 v–z10.8 &8].


ISTC: im00040500

Hain: HC *10471;

Goff: Goff M‑43;

BMC: BMC I 62;

Proctor: Pr 240;

Others: BSB‑Ink M‑23; Oates 99; Kurt Ohly and Vera Sack, Inkunabelkatalog der Stadt- und Universitätsbibliothek und anderer öffentlicher Sammlungen in Frankfurt am Main (Frankfurt, 1966-7), 1789; Sack, Freiburg, 2228; Sheppard 223.

LCN: 14448692


Copy number: M-011(1)

Wanting the sheet [y1.10], also the blank leaves [&7-8].

Binding: Eighteenth/nineteenth-century half calf with red paper boards; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 287 × 208 × 40 mm.

Size of leaf: 280 × 200 mm.

Washed annotations, including page numbers in the table of contents.

Partial rubrication: some two- to five-line initials supplied in red. Running book numbers (many cropped) and irregular manuscript pagination: 1-427.

Provenance: Christopherus Strasburgensis(?) (fifteenth/sixteenth century); partially read inscription at the foot of [a1r]: ‘Christoph[ ] Str[a]s[burgensi]s(?)'. Thomas Thorpe; catalogue (1832), no. 1565. Purchased from Thorpe for £1. 11. 6; see Library Bills (1829-32), no. 345, and Books Purchased (1832), 16.

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q sup. 1.19.

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