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Bod-Inc: A-289

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 . . .’ See A‑285.

X10r [Jacobinus Suigus: Verses addressed to the reader.] Incipit: ‘Humano Angelicas quicumque audire loquelas | Ore cupis presens perlege lector opus'; 6 elegiac distichs.

X10r [Colophon.]

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


Imprint: Venice: Georgius Arrivabenus, 9 Oct. 1489. 4°.


Collation: [*6] a–z [et] [con] [rum] A–V8 X [†10].

Remarks: Gatherings [*] and [†] are numbered, but not signed.


ISTC: ia00718000

GW: GW 1928;

Hain: CR 1662;

Goff: Goff A‑718;

BMC: BMC V 384;

Proctor: Pr 4916;

Others: BSB‑Ink A‑528; Sheppard 4022.

LCN: 14421054


Copy number: A-289(1)

Gathering [†] is bound after gathering [*]. Leaf f7 is signed f.

Binding: Contemporary German (Augsburg, Kyriß workshop no. 83) blind-tooled half calf over wooden boards. On both covers a frame formed by triple fillets, within which are two panels: in the outer one a small star stamp; the stamps in the inner one very badly damaged on the upper cover, but identifiable on the lower cover as Kyriß pl. 169, no. 1. On the spine, a stylized palm-leaf stamp.

Size: 223 × 165 × 80 mm.

Size of leaf: 214 × 155 mm.

Occasional marginal notes and underlining in black ink. On front endleaf, ‘Numisma aureum cui insculptum una quidem | facies Neronis ac circumscriptum NERO | CAESAR AVGVSTVS in altera parte | imperator sedens in curru triumphali et circum | scriptum IVPITER CVSTOS. | D. Sigis. Goss. habet | visum anno 1494 die 28 Octobris.’

Two- to eight-line initials are supplied in red or blue. Section headings underlined and initial strokes are supplied in red.

Provenance: Konrad Peutinger (1465-1547); motto: ‘Virenti fortuna comis | K B'. ‘N.219', in red pencil. Eighteenth-century German engraved book-plate: within an ornamental frame, issuing from a cloud on the sinister a vested arm holding a ring. Purchased for £0. 10. 6; see Books Purchased (1854), 12.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q 6.57.

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