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Bod-Inc: A-237A

Ambrosius de Woestine

Tractatus metricus iuris canonici.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a2r Ambrosius de Woestine: ‘Prologus.’ Incipit: ‘Quia nonnulli me increpuerunt sine culpa . . .’

a2v Ambrosius de Woestine: ‘Superscriptio siue tergalis titulus' [addressed to] Johannes Marc. Incipit: ‘Ad magistrum Johannem Marc virum prudentem in decretis licentiatum . . .’

a2v [Commentary on ‘Superscriptio'.] Incipit: ‘Ex ista superscriptio siue tergali titulo considerandum est . . .’

b3v Ambrosius de Woestine: ‘Epistola tractatulum precedens.’ Incipit: ‘Sinceram cordis eximo salutem non minus scolastica . . .’ The letter is dated at St Martin, Tours, 22 Dec. 1498.

b5r [Commentary on letter.] Incipit: ‘Hic nota. Quod per epistolam amici denotatur presentia . . .’

c1r Ambrosius de Woestine: Tractatus metricus iuris canonici. Incipit: ‘A Ioue principium muse Iouis omnia . . .’

c1v [Commentary on text.] Incipit: ‘Hic auctor dicit quod principium muse superest a Ioue . . .’ The text alternates with commentary.


Imprint: Paris: Nicole de la Barre, for himself, Jean Nicolas, and Jean Richard, 10 Apr. 1500/1. 8°.


Collation: a–m8.

Types: Types: 76 G, text, heading, title; 54 G, commentary.

Leaves: 96 leaves.

Line number: 37 lines, plus headline (a2r).

Type area: Type area: 99 (103) ×65 mm (a2r).


ISTC: ia00562800

Proctor: Not in Pr;

Others: CIBN W‑36; Raffaele Fiorillo, Incunabuli delle Biblioteche di Puglia (Naples, 1942), p. 51 and pl. VIII [title-page with printer's device]; Pellechet 603 = MS. 11841; Polain 4135; not in Sheppard.


Copy number: A-237A(1)

Wanting l8 and gathering m.

Variant: without the device on a1r (device recorded by Pellechet and Polain, and illustrated by Fiorillo); on a2v, l. 20: ‘ . . . ſctī . . .', not as Pellechet.

Binding: Twentieth-century quarter brown cloth with pasteboards.

Size: 142 × 100 × 18 mm.

Size of leaf: 134 × 94 mm.

Several sheets of paper containing notes by Lawn.

Provenance: Frank Norman (fl. 1934-1937). Dr Brian Lawn (1905-2001); purchased from Norman in 1937 (Lawn catalogue, p. 2); book-plate; catalogue, pp. 2-3, 167. Bequeathed in 2001.

SHELFMARK: Lawn f.2.

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