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Bod-Inc: R-017

Raymundus de Sabunde

Theologia naturalis, sive Liber creaturarum.


Analysis of Content

A2r [Alphabetical table of contents.]

a1r Raymundus de Sabunde: Theologia naturalis, sive Liber creaturarum. ‘Prologus'. Incipit: ‘[A]d laudem et gloriam altissime et gloriosissime trinitatis . . .’ Raimundus Sabundus, Theologia naturalis seu liber creaturarum, ed. J. Sighart (Sulzbach, 1852); repr. with introduction and critical edition of the prologue and of titulus I by F. Stegmüller (Stuttgart, 1966), 26*-39*.

a2v Raymundus de Sabunde: Theologia naturalis, sive Liber creaturarum. ‘Titulus primus'. Incipit: ‘[Q]uia homo naturaliter semper querit certitudinem . . .’ ed. Sighart and Stegmüller 40*-52* (titulus I), 1-626.

hh8v [Title.] ‘Theologia naturalis'.


Imprint: Deventer: Richard Pafraet, [between 1480 and 1485]. Folio.


Collation: A a–z aa–hh8.


ISTC: ir00032000

Hain: HC *14067;

Goff: Goff R‑32;


Proctor: Pr 8968;

Others: BSB‑Ink R‑19; Campbell 1490; CIBN R‑23; HPT I 39-40, II 406; ILC 1852; Oates 3454; Sheppard 6923-4.

LCN: 14029185


Copy number: R-017(1)

The outer half of hh8 torn away.

Binding: Eighteenth/nineteenth-century quarter sheep over red pasteboards; yellow-edged leaves.

Size: 265 × 210 × 60 mm.

Size of leaf: 256 × 194 mm.

On A2r ‘Bardenay' in brown ink in an early hand, cancelled. On a1r the author's name in brown ink in a modern hand. Copious notes in a sixteenth-century English hand; a pointing hand with rings on r6r. On front pastedown bibliographical notes in Farmer's and Douce's hands, the latter in disagreement with the former.

The first four leaves rubricated.

Provenance: Richard Barney (fl. 1490); on the remaining portion of hh8v the note: ‘|| domino Richardo Barney in sacris scienciis | studencium priori Vniuersitatis Cantabe Anno domini 1490'. Richard Farmer (1735-1797); signature on front pastedown and front endleaf. Francis Douce (1757-1834); book-plate and signature. Bequeathed in 1834.

SHELFMARK: Douce 158.

Copy number: R-017(2)

Wanting the blank leaf A1 and also gg4.

Binding: Contemporary blind-tooled calf over wooden boards; rebacked. Two clasps and catches lost. Formerly chained: staple-marks of a hasp at head of upper cover. The gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers. Triple fillets form a double frame. Within the outer frame a very small lozenge-shaped fleur-de-lis and some very small trefoils. Diagonal triple fillets divide the inner rectangle into lozenge-shaped and triangular compartments, each decorated with either a small six-petalled flower, a bigger six-petalled flower, a circular six-petalled flower, or a lozenge-shaped fleur-de-lis; see Foot, ‘Monasteries and Dragons', 196. ‘4' in black ink across the head of the fore-edge.

Size: 285 × 215 × 60 mm.

Size of leaf: 285 × 200 mm.

Pastedowns consist of parchment leaves from a twelfth-century noted breviary and a fourteenth-century noted psalter.

Contemporary manuscript title on front endleaf. Author's name and title in the upper margin of A2r in a sixteenth/seventeenth-century hand.

On A2r, a1r, b8v, c8v, e1v, p6v, r5v, r8v, s4v, x7r, and hh1v principal initials are supplied in red with brown pen-work decoration extending into the margin (Dutch style). Other initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red; capital strokes in red. Most of the initials supplied in red have been numbered in contemporary arabic numerals.

Provenance: Doesburg, Holland, Brothers of the Common Life (Domus Clericorum); inscription on front endleaf: ‘Iste liber pertinet ad librariam domus Clericorum in Doesborch'. Acquired by 1605: see James (Catalogus 1605), 138.

Former Bodleian shelfmarks: S 14. 4 Th.; S 10. 4 Th.; Auct. 1Q 3.17.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 3.15.

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