Beda [pseudo-]: Repertorium auctoritatum Aristotelis et aliorum philosophorum.

Add:  Auctoritates Ciceronis.

Nuremberg:  Peter Wagner, [ca. 1491]
4to.   a-m8 n10.   [106] leaves, the last blank.
Woodcut and woodcut initial.
ISTC ib00294000;  Goff B294;  BMC II 464;  Bod-inc B-138;  GW 3757.

The 'Auctoritates Ciceronis' are excerpts from Cicero’s 'De officiis', 'De amicitia', 'De senectute', 'De paradoxis', 'Tusculanae Disputationes', 'De re publica' - cf. Bod-inc.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll BC2-f.6 (see main library entry for this item)
Note: In this copy the type of the final page of text (a poem in praise of printing) has been only partially inked and, apart from a few line endings, is printed very faintly.
Provenance: Sir William Hamilton (1788-1856), Professor of Logic and Metaphysics, University of Edinburgh:  source unknown.
University of Glasgow:  Hamilton collection donation, 1878.
Binding: Covers consist of a folded incunable leaf - identified by John Lancaster, Emeritus Curator of Special Collections, Amherst College Library, as leaf [447v] (i.e. [aa7v] in the BMC supplied collation, II, 413-3), extracted from Rainerius de Pisis, Pantheologia (Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 1477);  inserted at the front and probably intended as a pastedown is the upper half of leaf [445] (i.e. [aa5] in the BMC collation) extracted from the same source;  paper label with manuscript title ‘Repertorium Aristotelicum: 1490’ added to spine;  thin parchment guards from a medieval manuscript visible between m8 and n1 and between n5 and n6.   Size: 200 × 143 mm.
Leaf size: 198 x 143 mm.
Annotations: On title-page (a1r) “Beda P[resbyt]er(?)”;  brief early marginal annotations on c6r, k1r and, in a different hand, on l5v, m5r, n4v, n5r;  “nota” marks on n8v, n9r;  occasional underlining and pointing hands;  unread inscription on a1v.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: Wanting the blank n10.

 

Partially inked page in Beda [pseudo-]: Repertorium auctoritatum Aristotelis et aliorum philosophorum