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Bod-Inc: A-285

Angelus de Clavasio

Summa angelica de casibus conscientiae.


Analysis of Content

✠2r Tornieli, Hieronymus: [Letter addressed to] Angelus de Clavasio, [seeking his consent to print the Summa angelica.] Incipit: ‘Pluribus retroactis temporibus, reuerende ac mi cordialissime pater, ad lecturam casuum conscientie promotus . . .’

✠2v Angelus de Clavasio: [Response giving consent.] Incipit: ‘Angelicam summam pro vtilitate confessorum et eorum qui cupiunt laudabiliter viuere . . .’

✠3r ‘Prologus.’ Incipit: ‘Incipit prologus in summa angelica de casibus conscientie per fratrem Angelum de Clauasio . . . Angelici spiritus et si diuine contemplationi semper intendant . . .’

✠3r ‘Tabula declaratoria ordinis et contentorum.’ Incipit: ‘Et quia hec Angelica summa principaliter edita est pro simplicibus confessoribus non habentibus peritiam vniuersalem iuris, ideo hanc tabulam ei prepono que tria demonstrabit . . .’

✠5r ‘Tabula . . . doctorum sacre theologie et vtriusque iuris . . .’ Incipit: ‘Secundo, presens tabula nomina doctorum sacre theologie et vtriusque iuris indicabit . . .’

✠6r List of types of references and abbreviations. Incipit: ‘Tertio, hec tabula pro simplicibus declarat modum allegandi tam theologos quam iura canonica et ciuilia ac aliquas abbreuiationes . . .’

a1r Angelus de Clavasio: Summa angelica de casibus conscientie. Incipit: ‘[A]bbas debet esse presbyter . . .’ Extracts printed in Ernesto Bellone, ‘S. Bernardino come Auctoritas nelle opere del Beato Angelo da Chivasso (c.1410-1495)', Atti del simposio internazionale Cateriniano-Bernardiniano, ed. Domenico Maffei and Paolo Nardi (Siena, 1982), 333-57. See Mario Bessone, Il beato Angelo Carletti da Chivasso (Cuneo, 1950), 179-83; L. Babbini, ‘Tre “Summae casuum” composte da tre francescani piemontesi della provincia di Genova', Studi Francescani, 78 (1981), 159-69, at 165-69.

Z6r [Explicit.] Incipit: ‘Laus Iesu christo, virgini matri Marie, beato patri nostro sancto Francisco, sancto Seraphico Bonauenture doctori ceterisque dei electis. Explicit opus.’

Z6r Jacobinus Suigus: [Verses addressed to the reader.] Incipit: ‘Humano Angelicas quicumque audire loquelas | Ore cupis presens perlege lector opus'; 6 elegiac distichs.

Z6r [Colophon.]

[*1r] ‘Rubrice iuris ciuilis et canonici.’


Imprint: Chivasso: Jacobinus Suigus, de Suico, 13 May 1486. 4°.


Collation: ✠6 a–y8 z12 A–Z8 [*10].

Remarks: Gathering [*] is numbered, but not signed.


ISTC: ia00713000

GW: GW 1923;

Hain: HC 5382;

Goff: Goff A‑713;

BMC: BMC VII 1111;

Proctor: Pr 7323;

Others: CIBN A‑383; Oates 2725-6; Sheppard 6056.

LCN: 14421018


Copy number: A-285(1)

Wanting the unsigned leaf ✠1. ✠2 signed ✠1 etc.

Binding: Contemporary (perhaps Swiss) blind-tooled dark brown calf over wooden boards, with metal clasp, and marbled pastedowns; rebacked. On both covers an intersecting frame formed by a pair of fillets with a square stamp of an eagle at each corner; the panel so formed is divided by diagonal fillets into lozenge compartments. The upper cover: at the head and tail of the frame are a floral stamp, and a stamp of a dog chasing a rabbit, and, on the outer side, the same stamps, with a stamp of a vase of flowers; the lozenge compartments contain a square bird stamp or a flower stamp. The lower cover: at the head of the frame are two stamps of the dog chasing the rabbit, a small rectangular pelican stamp, and at the tail a repeated stamp containing two birds; the lozenge compartments contain only the flower stamp.

Size: 230 × 158 × 75 mm.

Size of leaf: 220 × 146 mm.

Running headings, paragraph marks, underlining, initial strokes, and a pointing hand are supplied in red ink on r2v and r3r only.

Provenance: Franz-Karl Bernhard Wallier (1711-1772); inscription on ✠2r. William Horatio Crawford (1815-1888); armorial book-plate; sale (1891), lot 771. Purchased through Quaritch for £1. 1. 0; see Library Bills, 25 Mar. 1891.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 7Q 6.35.

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