Richardus de Bury
Analysis of Content
[a1r] Richardus de Bury: Philobiblon. Incipit: ‘[U]niuersis Christifidelibus ad quos presentis scripture tenor peruenerit . . . Thesaurus desiderabilis sapientie . . .’ Explicit: fruibilis faciei conspectum’ ed. E. C. Thomas (London, 1888); ed. M. Maclagan (Oxford, 1960); ed. A. Altamura (Naples, 1954); see Stegmüller, Repertorium biblicum, 7258. According to Thomas, Robert Holcot may be the real author of this work; see Sharpe, Latin Writers, nos 1296 and 1475.
Imprint: Cologne: [Printer of Augustinus, ‘De fide'], 1473. 4°.
Remarks: The printer has been identified with Goiswin Gops and with Johann Schilling (cf. Corsten, Anfänge, 44-5 and Needham, ‘Cologne Partners', 126-8).
Hain: HC *4151;
Goff: Goff R‑191;
BMC: BMC I 232;
Proctor: Pr 1094;
Others: BSB‑Ink R‑168; CIBN R‑122; Sheppard 838; Voulliéme, Köln, 1021.
Copy number: R-064(1)
Gathering [e] bound before [d].
Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled plain calf, with marbled pastedowns.
Size: 205 × 142 × 15 mm.
Size of leaf: 198 × 132 mm.
Some early marginal notes, providing corrections to the text, including details of the misbound gathering [e], in brown ink.
Initials are supplied in red; a few paragraph marks and capital strokes also in red.
Provenance: Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; ‘Duplum' and ‘3' in pencil on [a1r]. Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854)(?); perhaps the copy purchased at his sale (1835), lot 836; purchased for £3. 16. 0; see Books Purchased (1835), 6.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 6.76.
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