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Bod-Inc: M-216

Michael Scotus

Liber physiognomiae.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a2r [Table of contents.] ‘Rubrice omnium capitulorum contentorum in hoc presenti volumine'.

a4r Michael Scotus: Liber physiognomiae [addressed to] Fridericus II, Emperor. Incipit: ‘[I]mperator inter cetera quibus te oportet esse sollicitum est . . . [N]obilis imperator vir gratiose quasi omnium gratiarum et donorum . . .’ Explicit: prediximus dicta sufficiant See M‑215.


Imprint: [Basel: Johann Amerbach, not before 1485]. 4°.

Remarks: As dated by Sack and BSB‑Ink; CIBN dates [c.1485-6].


Collation: a–e8.


ISTC: im00555000

Hain: H *14551 = *14545;

Goff: Goff M‑555;


Proctor: Pr 7617;

Others: BSB‑Ink M‑380; Sack, Freiburg, 2449; Sheppard 2418. Microfiche: Unit 12: Medical Incunabula: Part II.

LCN: 14051103


Copy number: M-216(1)

Binding: Nineteenth/twentieth-century grey-green cloth; bound for the Bodleian Library.

Size: 219 × 151 × 12 mm.

Size of leaf: 209 × 140 mm.

Some early marginal notes, including comments on the text and extraction of key words, also ‘nota' marks.

Two- to five-line initials, some with extensions into the margins, and paragraph marks are supplied in red; capital strokes and underlining in red.

Provenance: Mainz, Recollect Franciscans; inscription on a1r in an eighteenth-century(?) hand: ‘Bibliothec[a] Fratrum Franciscanum Minorum Recoll. Mog[ ]ae'. Hector Marie A. de Backer (1843-1925); name on a1r: ‘H. de Backer'. Joseph Baer & Co., Catalogue 143, no. 637. Purchased from Baer for 8 Marks; see Library Bills, 7 May 1884.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 4Q 5.55.

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