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Bod-Inc: T-081


Ecloga (comm. Odo Picardus).


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.] ‘Theodolus cum commento'.

a2r [Odo Picardus: Letter addressed to] Ludovicus, Duke of Guienne and Aquitaine. Incipit: ‘[ ]otus equidem tremo horreo . . .’

a3r [Prologue.] Incipit: ‘[E]tiopum terras iam feruida torruit estas | In cancro solis dum voluitur aureus axis.’ Theoduli eclogam, ed. Joannes Osternacher (Urfahr, 1902), 30-2; see Walther, Initia, 664. Hexameters alternate with the commentary.

a3r Odo Picardus: [Commentary.] Incipit: ‘Multi licet magno et excellenti ingenio uiri ad presentis libelli expositionem se applicauerunt . . .’ See CTC II 404-8.

b2v Theodolus [pseudo-: Ecloga Theodoli.] Theoduli eclogam, ed. Osternacher, 32-54. Hexameters alternate with the commentary. On the textual transmission see Johannes Osternacher, ‘Die Überlieferung der Ecloga Theoduli', Neues Archiv, 40 (1916), 329-76, at 343 no. 52. See also Henkel, Schultexte, 239-42; on authorship see VL IX 760-4, at 761.

b2v Odo Picardus: [Commentary.] Incipit: ‘Finito prologo in quo intentio actoris aperta est et modus procedendi per Fronesim limitatus . . .’

k7v [Colophon.] ‘Optimo et accutissimo ingenio uiri insignis magistri Odonis natione Picardi in Theodolum succinctissima explantatio(!) finit . . .’


Imprint: [Lyons: Mathias Huss?], 9 Jan. 1487/8. 4°.


Collation: a–k8.

Types: Types: 200 G (approx.); 100 GB; 71 G; this type appears to be as Grüninger, Strasbourg, 68 G (BMC I pl. xi and p. 101. ‘68. [P. 10] small Lyonnese type'). Capital spaces.

Leaves: 80 leaves, the last blank.

Line number: 41 lines of commentary (a4r).

Type area: Type area: 145 ×89 mm (a4r).


ISTC: it00152000

Goff: Goff T‑152;

Proctor: Pr 8690;

Others: Sheppard 6742-3.

LCN: 14099135


Copy number: T-081(1)

Wanting gathering d. The lower half of the first leaf cut away.

Binding: Eighteenth/nineteenth-century(?) parchment, with the title and typographical information printed in gold along a rectangular green leather label pasted on the spine.

Size: 200 × 144 × 14 mm.

Size of leaf: 145 × 89 mm.

On a1v some notes in a French(?) hand, brown ink, probably Bochier's.

Provenance: Clemens Bochier (sixteenth century); inscription on a1r in a contemporary hand(?): ‘Donus Clemens B[/H?]ochier me possidet'. Naples, Capuchins, Conventus S. Ephrem cum ecclesia BVM Immaculata (eighteenth century?); cancelled inscriptions on a1r ‘Libreria della concettione' and on a2r: ‘alla libreria de Capuccini della [concezione] di Napoli'. Purchased from William Lowndes for £0. 5. 0; see Library Bills (1815), 77; Books Purchased (1815), 5.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 5.12.

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