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Bod-Inc: V-140

Vincentius Bellovacensis

Speculum naturale.


Analysis of Content

¶a1r [Title-page.]

¶a2r ‘Tabula communis siue tabularis index'.

2¶a1r Vincentius Bellovacensis: [Libellus totius operis apologeticus.] ‘Opus preclarum Speculum Maius intitulatum in speculum naturale speculum doctrinale speculum morale et speculum historiale quadripartitum Vincentii presulis inchoat numine felici. At primo in eas partes generalis prologus'. Incipit: ‘[Q]uoniam multitudo librorum et temporis breuitas . . .’ See V‑130.

2¶a4r Vincentius Bellovacensis: Speculum naturale. Incipit: ‘[E]x libro qui dicitur Imago mundi. Mundi factura quinque modis describitur . . . speculi historialis perpatescunt'. See V‑139.


Imprint: Venice: Hermannus Liechtenstein, 15 May 1494. Folio.


Collation: ¶a8 ¶b6 2¶a–¶r ¶[2-shaped r] ¶ſ ¶s–¶v ¶u ¶x–z ¶[et] ¶ʔ ¶A–Z ¶AA8.


ISTC: iv00294000

Hain: C 6241 (I);

Goff: Goff V‑294;

BMC: BMC V 359;

Proctor: Pr 4797;

Others: BSB‑Ink V‑208; CIBN V‑196 (III); Hillard 2069; Rhodes 1822; Sack, Freiburg, 3684; not in Sheppard; Voorbij no. 7. Microfiche: Unit 27: Philosophy: Medieval: PH 139.

LCN: 15100222


Copy number: V-140(1)

Wanting ¶a1 and ¶AA8.

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled leather over wooden boards; blue-edged leaves.

Size: 345 × 240 × 80 mm.

Size of leaf: 329 × 222 mm.

A few marginal notes, mainly extracting key words, in two early hands.

Initials, some with reserved white decoration in the southern German style, and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue.

Provenance: Cardinal Giovanni Michiel (†1503); inscription on ¶a2r: ‘M. Joan Michielij'. Franz, Count Thun-Hohenstein (nineteenth century); armorial book-plate, inscribed ‘Franc. Com. A Thun-Hohenstein Tetschen'. Charles Sarolea (1870-1953); book-plate. Dr Brian Lawn (1905-2001); book-plate; catalogue, p. 166. Bequeathed in 2001.

SHELFMARK: Lawn c.2.

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