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Swineshead, Richardus

Calculationes (ed. Johannes Tollentinus).


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a1v Johannes Tollentinus: [Letter addressed to] Ambrosius [Varisius] Rosatus. Incipit: ‘Solent magnifice Ambrosi sapientissimi principes exercitus suos . . .’

a2r Swineshead, Richardus: Calculationes. Edited by Johannes Tollentinus, as stated in the explicit. Incipit: ‘Veneas quod habeant intensio et remissio qualitatis . . .’ See M. Clagett, The Science of Mechanics in the Middle Ages (Madison, Wis., 1959), 298-304 (extracts from ‘regulae de motu locali'); see Sharpe, Latin Writers, no. 1393. The author is named ‘Suiseth Anglicus' in the incunable.

n3r [Colophon.]

n3v Stephanus de Compiano: Tetrasticon [addressed to] the reader. Incipit: ‘Vera dedit Verona metus depone priores | Eternum uiuat uerus et iste labor'; 2 elegiac distichs in honour of Johannes Tollentinus.

n3v Feliciano, Johannes Jacobus de: [Verse addressed to] the reader. Incipit: ‘Si tibi phebeos mens est conscendere honores | Noscere et excelsi dogmata Aristotelis'; 3 elegiac distichs in honour of Johannes Tollentinus.

n3v Jacobus Veronicus Brixianus: [Verse addressed to] Johannes Tollentinus. Incipit: ‘Qui rudis ante fuit per te geometra refulgens | Munere Joannes gestit ubique tuo'; 4 elegiac distichs.

n3v Julianus Piscinas Cremonensis: [Verse addressed to] Johannes Tollentinus. Incipit: ‘Tesidam furiis lacerum dyctina nouerce | Restituit, uires inclita Roma frigum (i.e. Phrygum)'; 4 elegiac distichs.

n3v [Verse addressed to] Johannes Tollentinus. Incipit: ‘Debetur manes Suiseth laudesque decoras | Iam tibi deductus carcere uandalico'; 1 elegiac distich.

n4r ‘Tabula'.


Imprint: Pavia: Franciscus Girardengus, 4 Jan. 1498. Folio.


Collation: a10 b–m6 n4.


ISTC: is00831000

Hain: HC *15138;

Goff: Goff S‑831;

BMC: BMC VII 1005;

Proctor: Pr 7078;

Others: BSB‑Ink S‑622; CIBN S‑497; Oates 2654; Rhodes 1652; Sheppard 5848.

LCN: 14007389


Copy number: S-372(1)

Binding: Eighteenth/nineteenth-century Italian half red morocco over marbled pasteboards; bound for Boutourlin.

Size: 322 × 232 × 20 mm.

Size of leaf: 315 × 221 mm.

Some marginal and interlinear notes, mainly providing corrections to the text, in the first leaves only, in a contemporary humanist hand in light brown ink; running folio numbers ‘1-80' in the same hand.

Provenance: Dimitrij Petrovich, Count Boutourlin (1763-1829); armorial book-plate and shelfmark no. 413; see Catalogue (1831); sale catalogue (1839), lot 469; purchased at his sale for £1. 12. 6; see Books Purchased (1840), 30.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q 2.30.

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