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Bod-Inc: A-235


De officiis ministrorum.


Analysis of Content

[a1r] Ambrosius: De officiis ministrorum, three books. See A‑234.


Imprint: [Rome: Johannes Philippus, de Lignamine, c.1471]. Folio.

Remarks: On the date see BMC.


Collation: [a–g10 h6 i12].


ISTC: ia00559000

GW: GW 1607;

Hain: HR 906;

Goff: Goff A‑559;


Proctor: Pr 3399;

Others: CIBN A‑298; Sheppard 2707.

LCN: 14421809


Copy number: A-235(1)

Binding: Eighteenth-century English calf, for the Bodleian Library, c.1790; gilt fillets form a border; gilt fillets on spine with wheel shaped stamp in compartments; marbled pastedowns; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 287 × 205 × 23 mm.

Size of leaf: 278 × 190 mm.

On [a1r] Italian three-quarter white vine-branch borders on a blue, red, and green ground incorporating a six-line epigraphic initial painted in gold; foliate extensions with some gold dotting in the outer margin. In a wreath in the lower margin, a coat of arms: gules, a bend or, on a chief of the second an eagle displayed sable; flanked by the letters ‘IO[hannes] AN[tonius] [Ferrufinus]'. On [e2v] and [g6r] similar initials; see Pächt and Alexander II, 107 no. pr. 16.

Provenance: Johannes Antonius Ferrufinus (fl. 1470); see above. Francesco Raimundo Adami (1711-1792); stamp on [a1r]. Pietro-Antonio Bolongaro-Crevenna (1735-1792): see sale (1789), part I lot 446; in annotated sale catalogue marked down to Payne for Fl. 21. Purchased through Payne for £1. 16. 6; see Books Purchased (1790), 2.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: Auct. P 3.8.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 7Q 2.14.

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