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Bod-Inc: A-287

Angelus de Clavasio

Summa angelica de casibus conscientiae.


Analysis of Content

[*1v] 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 . . .’

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

[*2v] ‘Prologus.’ Incipit: ‘Incipit prologus in summa angelica de casibus conscientie per fratrem Angelum de Clauasio . . . Angelici spiritus et si diuine contemplationi semper intendant . . .’

[*2v] ‘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 . . .’

[*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 . . .’ See A‑285.

K12v [Prayer.] Incipit: ‘Laus Iesu christo, virgini matri Marie, beato patri nostro sancto Francisco, sancto Seraphico Bonauenture doctori ceterisque dei electis. Explicit opus.’

K12v Nicolaus de Frankfordia [pseudo-; Jacobinus Suigus: Verses addressed to the reader.] Incipit: ‘Humano Angelicas quicumque audire loquelas | Ore cupis presens perlege lector opus'; 6 elegiac distichs. The poem of Jacobinus Suigus is here preceded by ‘Nicolaus de Franckfordia huius impressionis auctor ad lectorem'; and the last two distichs are reworded to bring them into line with the new printer.

K12v [Colophon.]

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


Imprint: Venice: Nicolaus de Frankfordia, 30 Oct. 1487. 4°.


Collation: [*6] a–z A–K [†12].

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


ISTC: ia00715000

GW: GW 1925;

Hain: HC *5383;

Goff: Goff A‑715;

BMC: BMC V 335;

Proctor: Pr 4804;

Others: BSB‑Ink A‑525; Rhodes 93; Sack, Freiburg, 185; Sheppard 3870.

LCN: 14421062


Copy number: A-287(1)

Bound with:
2. Bartholomaeus de Chaimis, Confessionale. Venice: Reynaldus de Novimagio, 1486 (B‑082).

Binding: Contemporary south German blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards, with metal catch. Intersecting double frame formed by a pair of fillets; within the outer a rose stamp and a lozenge-shaped stamp of a heart pierced by an arrow. In the inner rectangle, the same stamps and merrythoughts made up from headed-outline tools.

Size: 230 × 170 × 95 mm.

Size of leaf: 214 × 157 mm.

Notes in various hands. The introduction to the Kloß sale catalogue ascribes some of the notes to Philipp Melanchthon: this cannot be substantiated. Letter, dated 12 Aug. 1885, from J. S. Watson to Falconer Madan attached to endleaf.

On a1r an eight-line initial ‘A' is supplied in red and blue with purple pen-work, stylized acanthus-leaf infill, with pen flourishes in the inner margin. Three-line initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue. Initial strokes and underlining in red. Pointing hands in red and black ink.

Provenance: Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); sale, 1835, no. 1104. J. T. Hand (fl. 1834-1837); sale (1837), lot 257; not contained in the invoice for books purchased by the Library at Hand's sale, but listed in Library Bills 1827-8, no. 137, the list of ‘Books purchased by the Librarian'; purchased for £0. 17. 0; see Books Purchased (1837), 9.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q inf. 1.27(1).

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