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Bod-Inc: P-257


Pharetra doctorum et philosophorum.


Analysis of Content

[a1v] ‘Prologus.’ Incipit: ‘[I]n conuersionis mee principio cum ob mentis recreacionem autoritates sanctorum . . .’ Explicit: antea posito fore

[a1v] ‘Capitula.’ [Table of contents for book 1.]

[a2r] [Pharetra doctorum et philosophorum.] Incipit: ‘[G]regorius in Moralibus, Deus ipse manet intra omnia ipse extra omnia ipse supra omnia . . .’ Explicit: potest non exaudire qua pius est See P‑256. An abridged version. Each book is preceded by a table of contents.


Imprint: [Nuremberg]: Friedrich Creussner, [1473-4]. Folio.

Remarks: As dated by BMC and Sheppard; CIBN dates [c.1473-4?].


Collation: [a–c10 d8 e f10 g–k8].


ISTC: ip00572000

Hain: H *12909;

Goff: Goff P‑572;

BMC: BMC II 447;

Proctor: Pr 2170;

Others: BSB‑Ink P‑421; CIBN P‑302; Sheppard 1561.

LCN: 13911929


Copy number: P-257(1)

Binding: Contemporary covers and spine relaid over modern wooden boards with bevelled edges; on the upper cover, contemporary plain white reversed calf; on the lower cover and on the spine, contemporary pigskin; five bosses on the lower cover, and two clasps and catches lost. Formerly chained: staple-marks of a hasp at the head of the lower cover. The upper cover is plain. On the lower cover two sets of intersecting double fillets form concentric frames; two further sets of intersecting double fillets form a cross and a saltire cross. Leather index tabs.

Size: 292 × 212 × 40 mm.

Size of leaf: 283 × 199 mm.

Principal five- and six-line initials are supplied in interlocked red and blue; other one- to four-line initials (some with extensions into the margins) are supplied in red, blue, or blue with red pen-work decoration; rubrics, running book numbers, paragraph marks, capital strokes, and underlining are supplied in red. On [a2r] a manuscript title in black ink in a fifteenth-century hand ascribes the authorship to Bonaventura.

Provenance: Remains of a stamp in black ink on the upper edge: ‘ . . . M'. Ingram Bywater (1840-1914). Donated by Bywater in Sept. 1908; see donation list (Library Records c.1194); Library stamp on [a1v], dated 12 Feb. 1909.

SHELFMARK: Inc. d. G6.1.

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