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Bod-Inc: A-293

Angelus de Clavasio

Summa angelica de casibus conscientiae.


Analysis of Content

[*1r] [Title-page.]

[*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 . . .’

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

[*2r] ‘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 . . .’

[*3v] ‘Tabula . . . doctorum sacre theologie et vtriusque iuris . . .’ Incipit: ‘Secundo, presens tabula nomina doctorum sacre theologie et vtriusque iuris indicabit . . .’

[*4v] List of types of references and abbreviations. Incipit: ‘Tercio, hec tabula pro simplicibus declarat modum allegandi tam theologos quam iura canonica et ciuilia ac aliquas abbreuiationes . . .’

[*5r] ‘Rubrice ciuilis et canonici.’

a1r Angelus de Clavasio: Summa angelica de casibus conscientie. Incipit: ‘[A]bbas debet esse presbyter . . .’ See A‑285.

I7v [Prayer.] Incipit: ‘Laus Iesu christo, virgini matri Marie, beato patri nostro sancto Francisco, sancto Seraphico Bonauenture doctori ceterisque dei electis. Explicit opus.’

I7v [Colophon.]

I7v [Jacobinus Suigus: Verses addressed to the reader.] Incipit: ‘Humano Angelicas quicumque audire loquelas | Ore cupis presens perlege lector opus'; 6 elegiac distichs.


Imprint: Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 23 Aug. 1498. Folio.


Collation: [*] [†6] a–z A–I8.


ISTC: ia00728000

GW: GW 1944;

Hain: H *5400;

Goff: Goff A‑728;

Proctor: Pr 2121;

Others: BSB‑Ink A‑536; Rhodes 97; Sheppard 1553.

LCN: 14421002


Copy number: A-293(1)

Bound with:
2. Petrus de Palude, Sermones quadragesimales thesauri novi. Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 1496 (P‑209).

Wanting the blank leaf I8.

Binding: Nineteenth-century calf (c.1825); gold-tooled spine; bound for the Bodleian Library; the gold stamp of the Library on both covers.

Size: 322 × 227 × 57 mm.

Size of leaf: 315 × 207 mm.

Deleted manuscript note on [*1r], on the story of Judith.

On a1r a twelve-line initial ‘A' is supplied in blue, with reserved white infill decoration, edged in blue or red, on a green ground. The initial is edged in red and with red pen flourishing. Elsewhere three- and four-line initials and capital strokes are supplied in red.

Provenance: Purchased for £0. 16. 0; see Books Purchased (1825), 7; inscription on [*1r]: ‘Purchased at Hamburgh 1825.’

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q sup. 2.3(1).

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