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Bod-Inc: S-165

Seneca, Lucius Annaeus

De quattuor virtutibus cardinalibus, sive De formula honestae vitae [with German verse translation] (comm. anon.), et al.


Analysis of Content

A1r [Title-page.]

A1v [Life of Seneca.] Incipit: ‘[S]eneca cordubensis philosophus uir doctissimus Stratini stoici . . .’ For Vitae of Seneca see VL VIII 1088.

A2r Seneca, Lucius Annaeus [pseudo-; Martinus de Braga]: ‘De formula honestae uitae siue De quattuor uirtutibus cardinalibus'. See S‑134. Three to five lines of Latin text are followed by their translation in German verse.

A2r [German verse translation of De quattuor virtutibus cardinalibus.] Incipit: ‘Wir sint der angel tugent | Do myt getzyrt wirt dy iogenth'; trimeters.

A2r [Commentary.] Incipit: ‘Pro generali noticia presentis libri ista sunt tenenda . . .’


Imprint: [Leipzig: Conrad Kachelofen, for] J. N., [1489?–1497?]. 4°.

Remarks: As dated by Sheppard; BSB‑Ink dates [c.1490].


Collation: A–C8.


ISTC: is00415000

Hain: H 14629; C 5358;

Goff: Goff S‑415;


Proctor: Pr 2906;

Others: BSB‑Ink M‑213; Sheppard 2092.

LCN: 14050357


Copy number: S-165(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century half morocco over marbled paper boards.

Size: 220 × 153 × 10 mm.

Size of leaf: 211 × 140 mm.

Occasional ‘nota' signs in thick pencil strokes.

Initials, pilcrows, capital strokes, and underlining are supplied in red ink.

Provenance: Purchased for £0. 2. 6; see Books Purchased (1858), 99.

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q inf. 1.19.

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