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[a1r] ‘Tabula capitulorum'.
[a4r] Magni, Jacobus: [Preface addressed to] Michael [de Creney], Bishop of Auxerre. Incipit: ‘Serenissimi atque christianissimi principis Francorum regis confessori domino Michaeli diuina prouidente gratia episcopo Antisiodorensi sui preconii humilis capellanus . . .’ Explicit: iudicio castigandum dedicaui’
[a4r] Magni, Jacobus: Sophilogium. Incipit: ‘[D]icit Aristoteles decimo Ethicorum quod homo sapiens maxime felix est, et Seneca ad Lucillum . . .’ Explicit: scilicet nubere et loquitur vidue’ See M‑010.
[y7v] ‘Epigramma' [addressed to] the ‘conspector'. Incipit: ‘Istuc clarorum contendunt dogmata patrum | Doctos atque bonos vt faciant homines'; 5 elegiac distichs. see Walther, Initia, 9642.
Imprint: Paris: Ulrich Gering, Martin Crantz, and Michael Friburger, 1 June 1475. Folio.
Collation: [a–x10 y8].
Hain: HC 10477;
Goff: Goff M‑41;
BMC: BMC VIII 7;
Proctor: Pr 7841;
Others: CIBN L‑100; Hillard 1210; Oates 2870; Rhodes 1143; Sheppard 6088.
Copy number: M-012(1)
Wanting the blank [y8].
Binding: Eighteenth-century gold-tooled mottled calf; gilt-edged leaves, marbled pastedowns; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.
Size: 294 × 215 × 46 mm.
Size of leaf: 286 × 202 mm.
Marginal ‘nota' marks and occasional pointing hands, also some scribbles in crayon; some early corrections to the text in black ink; underlining in the text in black ink.
One- to six-line initials, some with extensions into the margins, are supplied in red or interlocked red and blue; paragraph marks and running book numbers supplied in red; capitals touched with yellow wash. Text enclosed within single red rules.
Provenance: Pietro-Antonio Bolongaro-Crevenna (1735-1792); printed label of the sale (1789) II, lot 1800; in the annotated catalogue marked down to van den Bergh for Fl. 2. 15. Purchased for £2. 8. 0; see Books Purchased (1790), 2.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 2.2.
Copy number: M-012(2)
Fragments, formerly used as pastedowns (now raised), in William Attersoll, A commentarie upon the epistle of Saint Paule to Philemon (London: Thomas Cotes, for Michael Sparke, 1633) [STC 891]. Not in Sheppard.
Leaves [l1] (front) and [l2] (back) only.
Binding (of Antiq. d.E.1633. 2): Seventeenth-century English blind-tooled calf (fillets only) over pasteboards. Formerly chained: staple marks of a hasp at the tail of the upper cover; mottled red-edged leaves.
Size of leaf: 281 × 186 mm.
Provenance: Oxford, Brasenose College; inscription on the recto of the front endleaf: 'Liber Aulæ Regiæ & Collegij de Brasenose'; former shelfmarks on the inside of the upper cover, 'X.5.4', 'E.2.13', 'E.2.14'; '14' in black ink on the fore-edge. Presented to the Bodleian in June 1907; inscription on the recto of the front endleaf; stamp on the verso of the title-page.
FORMER SHELFMARK: 1018 d.54.
SHELFMARK: Antiq. d.E.1633. 2.
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