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Bod-Inc: T-068


Physiologus de naturis duodecim animalium.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a2r [Introduction(?)]. Incipit: ‘[Q]uoniam secundum Platonem nihil est ortum sub sole cuius causa legitima non precessit . . .’ The anonymous commentator states that ‘ . . . causa efficiens scientie huius libri dicitur fuisse magister Theobaldus doctor et episcopus qui istum librum simplicibus uerbis composuit'.

a2v Theobaldus: Physiologus de naturis duodecim animalium. ‘De leone'. See T‑067.

a2v [Commentary.] Incipit: ‘Iste liber cuius subiectum uisum est diuiditur prima sui diuisione . . .’ The commentary alternates with the text. See T‑067.


Imprint: [Deventer: Richard Pafraet, between 29 June 1490 and 25 Jan. 1492]. 4°.


Collation: a–c6.


ISTC: it00133000

Hain: C 5779;

Goff: Goff T‑133;


Proctor: Pr 9038;

Others: Campbell 1647; HPT I 108-11, II 408; ILC 2082; Sheppard 6957.

LCN: 14100556


Copy number: T-068(1)

Binding: Nineteenth/twentieth-century orange paper boards.

Size: 185 × 144 × 6 mm.

Size of leaf: 181 × 132 mm.

On b5v an early note in German, in dark brown ink. A few other marginal notes, mainly extracting key words and identifying biblical quotations, and ‘nota' marks in a sixteenth-century hand, in brown ink. On a6v the word ‘missam' has been deleted, by the same hand.

Provenance and date of acquisition unknown; books with neighbouring shelfmarks were mostly acquired during the 1850s to 1870s.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 7Q 6.22.

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