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Bod-Inc: O-008

Odonis, Geraldus

Expositio in Aristotelis Ethicam.


Analysis of Content

Aa1r [Title-page.]

Aa2r ‘Tituli quaestionum'.

Aa3r [Alphabetical index.]

Bb1r Odonis, Geraldus: Expositio in Aristotelis Ethicam. ‘Prologus'. Incipit: ‘[Q]uid est virtus scrutamur ut boni efficiamur . . .’

Bb2v Odonis, Geraldus: Expositio in Aristotelis Ethicam. Incipit: ‘[O]mnis ars et omnis doctrina . . .’ See O‑007.


Imprint: Venice: Simon de Luere, for Andreas Torresanus de Asula, 14 July 1500. Folio.


Collation: Aa10 Bb–Zz ⁊⁊ Ɂɂ8.


ISTC: io00029000

Hain: HC *11969;

Goff: Goff O‑29;

BMC: BMC V 576;

Proctor: Pr 5628;

Others: BSB‑Ink G‑132; Hillard 1479; Oates 2205; Rhodes 1267; Sack, Freiburg, 1521; Sheppard 4705-6.

LCN: 14539464


Copy number: O-008(1)

Binding: Contemporary French calf with panel stamps bearing the name of André Boule. Triple fillets form a quadruple frame. Within the outer frame is a floral roll within lozenges. Within the following one, a floral roll. Within the inner frame is a roll decorated with bees. The inner rectangle is decorated, on the upper cover, with a panel showing the martyrdom of S. Sebastian; see Goldschmidt pl. xxiv. On the lower is a panel showing Christ on the cross between S. Thomas Aquinas and S. Catherine of Siena; reproduced in Cyril Davenport, Cameo Book-stamps Figured and Described (London, 1911), no. xxxv; see also Strickland Gibson, ‘Bookbindings in the Buchanan Collection', BLR 2 (1941), 6-12, at 9; Burlington Fine Arts Club, Exhibition of Bookbindings (London, 1891), Case B, no. 23. Rebacked.

Size: 310 × 225 × 40 mm.

Size of leaf: 309 × 208 mm.

A cancelled early inscription on Aa1r. Occasional notes, correcting the text, in an early hand in black ink.

Provenance: Thomas Ryburn Buchanan (1846-1911); purchased at a sale, lot 293, for £2. 2. 0; slip from sale catalogue attached to the upper cover. Presented by Mrs Buchanan in 1941.

SHELFMARK: Buchanan c.24.

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