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Bod-Inc: M-316

Monte, Lambertus de

Copulata super tres libros Aristotelis De anima iuxta doctrinam Thomae de Aquino.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a1r Urbanus V, Pont. Max.: [Extract from a letter addressed to] Thomas Aquinas. Incipit: ‘Vrbanus quintus in numero pontificum . . . Thome Aquinatis extollens gloriam et apostolica autoritate approbans doctrinam mandauit . . .’ Explicit: totis viribus ampliare

a1v ‘In profundissimum diuinissimumque Thomam Gymnici Montis patriarcham epigramma'. Incipit: ‘Vt sol immenso lucentia corpora giro | Vincit vt oceano cetera cedit aqua'; 5 elegiac distichs.

a2r Monte, Lambertus de: Copulata super tres libros Aristotelis De anima iuxta doctrinam Thomae de Aquino. Incipit: ‘[C]irca initium sexti libri philosophie naturalis (in quo philosophorum princeps Arestoteles . . .’ Explicit: adpresens sufficiant See M‑314. Small extracts of text are followed by commentary.

o4r [Colophon.]

o4v ‘Tabula'.

o6r [Tabular diagram.] ‘Genera potentiarum anime'.


Imprint: Cologne: Heinrich Quentell, 5 Oct. 1498. Folio.


Collation: a–o6.

Remarks: Leaf a1 unsigned, a2 signed ai, etc.


ISTC: im00838000

Hain: H *11585;

Goff: Goff M‑839;

BMC: BMC I 288;

Proctor: Pr 1346;

Others: BSB‑Ink L‑42; CIBN L‑24; Oates 772-3; Rhodes 1219; Sheppard 1037; Voulliéme, Köln, 726.

LCN: 14513001


Copy number: M-316(1)

Bound with:
1. Lambertus de Monte, Copulata super octo libros Physicorum Aristotelis iuxta doctrinam doctoris Thomae de Aquino. Cologne: Heinrich Quentell, 8 Sept. 1498 (M‑317);
3. Positiones circa libros Physicorum et De anima Aristotelis. [Cologne: Heinrich Quentell, 16 May 1494 (P‑446(2)).

Binding: Contemporary German blind-tooled leather over wooden boards, with two metal catches and the remains of two clasps. On both covers triple fillets form an outer frame within which is a repeated circular decorative stamp. Triple fillets form a frame within which is a repeated floral stamp. Further triple fillets form an inner frame within which is a repeated foliate stamp. Triple fillets form the inner rectangle which is decorated with the floral stamp, and a repeated merrythought stamp made up from headed-outline tools. At the head of the upper cover is the stamped word ‘PHISICORVM'. The spine is very badly damaged, but bears the remains of a paper label. Two reinforcing slips from a parchment Hebrew manuscript, one at the front, the other at the back.

Size: 292 × 219 × 55 mm.

Size of leaf: 275 × 206 mm.

Copious early marginal and interlinear notes throughout, mostly in one tiny, sixteenth-century German hand, and consisting of comments on the text; these extend onto the front pastedown and the blank leaf cc4 of item 1.

Provenance unknown; a bookseller's small circular label bearing the number ‘347' is at the head of the spine. Purchased for £0. 4. 6; see Books Purchased (1855), 43.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q 5.37(2).

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