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Bod-Inc: T-069


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'.

a2r 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 text presents an interlinear gloss and a commentary that alternates with the text. See T‑067.


Imprint: Cologne: Heinrich Quentell, [before 16 May 1494]. 4°.


Collation: a–c6.


ISTC: it00138000

Hain: HC *15471;

Goff: Goff T‑138;

BMC: BMC I 280;

Proctor: Pr 1399;

Others: BSB‑Ink P‑470; Sheppard 1005; Voulliéme, Köln, 1129.

LCN: 14100485


Copy number: T-069(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century half red roan over blue marbled pasteboards, with title gold-tooled along the spine.

Size: 200 × 137 × 6 mm.

Size of leaf: 193 × 128 mm.

A few marginal notes, mainly ‘nota' marks and extraction of key words, in a contemporary hand, in brown ink. The upper corner of a1 cut out.

Initials are supplied in red; capital strokes in red.

Provenance: Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834.

SHELFMARK: Douce 74.

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