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Antoninus Florentinus

Summa theologica. Partes I–IV.


Analysis of Content

(a1r [Title-page.]

(a2r Antoninus Florentinus: ‘Prohemium.’ Incipit: ‘  “[Q]uam magnificata sunt opera tua, domine” [Ps 91,6] . . . Contemplatur profeta in excesso mentis positus . . .’ See Bloomfield 4355; Kaeppeli I 80-2 no. 239; Orlandi 298 no. (A) 8.

(a3r ‘Tabula.’

(a4r Antoninus Florentinus: Summa theologica. Incipit: ‘  “[V]enite audite et narrabo omnes qui timetis deum quanta fecit anime mee”, Psalmista [Ps 65,16]. Inuitat psalmista non omnes sed timentes deum . . .’ See Bloomfield 6375.

(cc5v [Colophon.] Part II.

(A1r [Title-page.]

(A2r Antoninus Florentinus: ‘Prologus.’ Incipit: ‘  “[T]u contribulasti capita draconum in aquis, tu confregisti capita draconis” . . . [Ps 73,13-14]. Dicit dominus Ezechielis xviii, ‘`Anima que peccauerit ipsa morietur” [Ez 18,20]. De anima quidem et eius nobilitate et de potentiis eius quibus operatur . . .’ See Bloomfield 6102.

(A3v ‘Tabula.’

(A5r Antoninus Florentinus: Summa theologica. Incipit: ‘  “[F]ilii hominum vsque quo graui corde vt quid diligitis vanitatem et queritis mendacium” [Ps 4,3] . . . Gregorius xiiii moralia cxix super v plumbi lamina . . .’

(LL7v [Colophon.] Part III.

a1r [Title-page.]

a2r Antoninus Florentinus: ‘Prologus.’ Incipit: ‘  “[A]stitit regina a dextris tuis in vestitu deaurato circumdata varietate” [Ps 44,10]. Uerba ista propheta loquentis ad dominum deum exponi possunt . . .’ See Bloomfield 499.

a4r ‘Tabula.’

b1r Antoninus Florentinus: Summa theologica. Incipit: ‘  “[B]eatus es et bene tibi erit. Uxor tua sicut vitis abundans in lateribus domus tue . . .” [Ps 127,2-3]. Dicit sacrosanctum concilium vniuersale ecclesie . . .’

zz7v [Colophon.] Part IV.

A1r [Title-page.]

A2r Antoninus Florentinus: ‘Prohemium.’ Incipit: ‘  “[B]enedictionem dabit legislator ibunt de virtute in virtutem . . .” [Ps 83,8]. Tota vita hominis super terram est quoddam iter . . .’ See Bloomfield 635.

A3r ‘Tabula.’

a4r Antoninus Florentinus: Summa theologica. Incipit: ‘[C]irca virtutem in generali consideranda sunt sex . . .’

QQ7v [Note on the death of Antoninus.] Incipit: ‘Obiit ipse Anthoninus vir consiliorum clarissimus Rhomane vrbis olim auditor . . .’

QQ7v [Epitaph for Antoninus.] Incipit: ‘Hic est ille tuus pastor Florentia, pro quo | Non cesses mesto spargere rore genas'; 2 elegiac distichs. BMC II 416.

a1r [Title-page.]

a2r [Molitoris, Johannes]: ‘Prologus in tabulas.’ Incipit: ‘[Q]uia reuerendissimus et eximius pater dominus Anthoninus Florentinorum archipresul in sua singularis progatiue summa varia diuersorum doctorum autentica scripta atque ad omnem materiam tam theologicam quam canonicam sententias ex doctorum dictis . . .’

a2r [Molitoris, Johannes: Table.] ‘Repertorium.’


Imprint: Strasbourg: Johann (Reinhard) Grüninger, 1496. Folio.

Remarks: In five parts dated: (I) 4 Sept. 1496; (II) 24 Apr. 1496; (III) 6 Mar. 1496; (IV) 12 Aug. 1496; (V [Table]) undated.


Collation: Part I: (a8 (b6 (c8 (d6 (e8 (f6 (g8 (h6 (i6 (k8 (l–(m6 (n8 (o–(p6 (q8 (r–(s6 (t8 (v–(y6 (z8 (aa–(cc6; part II: (A8 (B6 (C8 (D–(E6 (F8 (G6 (H8 (I–(L6 (M8 (N–(P6 (Q8 (R–(T6 (U8 (X–(Y6 (Z8 (AA–(DD6 (EE8 (FF–(GG6 (HH8 (II–(KK6 (LL8; part III: a–f6.8 g6 h–z6.8 aa6 bb8 cc dd6 ee8 ff gg6 hh8 ii kk6 ll8 mm6 nn8 oo–qq6 rr8 ss–yy6 zz8; part IV: A B8 C D6 E8 F–H6 I8 KL6 M8 N–P6 Q8 R6 S8 T6 U8 X–Z6 AA6 BB8 CC–EE6 FF8 GG6 HH8 II–PP6 QQ8; table: a b6 c14 d–n6.

Remarks: In part III, GW collates a8.


ISTC: ia00878000

GW: GW 2192;

Hain: HC (+ Addenda) *1249;

Goff: Goff A‑878;

BMC: BMC I 109-10;

Proctor: Pr 472,470,469,471;

Others: BSB‑Ink A‑601; Oates 190 (IV); Rhodes 109; Sack, Freiburg, 238; Schmidt, Grüninger, no. 24; Sheppard 375-7.

LCN: 14270148


Copy number: A-346(1)

Wanting the blank leaf LL8 in part II.

Five parts bound in four volumes. Molitoris's table is bound in at the beginning of part I, rather than at end of part IV.

Binding: English, contemporary blind-tooled calf over wooden boards. All four volumes bound uniformly, by the ‘Foliate staff binder'. Formerly chained: staple-marks of a hasp. On both covers triple fillets form a double frame, with an inner rectangle divided by fillets into lozenge-shaped compartments: for stamps see Oldham, Blind-stamped Bindings, pl. xxvi no. 340, and, within the outer frame, Oldham, Blind-stamped Bindings, pl. xxvi no. 339. Fragments of manuscript leaves as reinforcing slips in parts II–IV. Former pastedowns from these volumes are now Inc. b. G97.1(18); see B‑552, Bernhard von Breydenbach,Peregrinatio in terram sanctam Mainz: Erhard Reuwich, 11 Feb. 1486. The gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: Volume 1: 320 × 230 × 65 mm; vol. 2: 320 × 230 × 55 mm; vol. 3: 323 × 235 × 70 mm; vol. 4: 322 × 230 × 63 mm.

Size of leaf: 305 × 210 mm.

Early marginal notes, some possibly in the hand of Edward Medley. In part I, on (cc6v a page of notes on Molitoris's table, written in a contemporary hand, perhaps that of Medley, with incipit ‘Hec tabula pro simplicibus declarat modum allegandi tam theologos quam iura canonica et ciuilia ac aliquas abbreviationes . . .’

Provenance: John Purcell (sixteenth century); on [u2r] of the former pastedowns (see above under the description of the binding) several inscriptions of ‘Johannes Purcell capellanus' and other names in English hands. Edward Medley (fl. 1512-1515). Anthony Morgan (1569/70-1608/9.) Donated by Morgan in 1601; see Benefactors' Register I 32; Jensen, ‘Benefactors' Register', no. 59.

Former Bodleian shelfmarks: A.11.4-7 Th. See James, Catalogus (1605), 11. Auct. 1Q 2.14 has shelfmark Auct. 1Q 1.7 on a1r.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 2.12-15.

Copy number: A-346(2)

Part II: wanting LL8. Part IV: wanting the blank leaf QQ8.

Part II: (C3 bound as (D3, (C6 appears after (D4. Part III: c1 printed in type measuring 69 mm, Haebler's M18, with heading type c.150 mm, same M‑form. Part IV: P3r, P4v, KK1r, KK6v are of different settings. By an error of imposition, the text of EE1v and EE6r is repeated on KK1v and KK6r, but in a different setting. II2, KK2-3 and LL1 are printed in Haebler's M18 type, with the heading type as above. Five parts bound in two volumes. Parts bound in same order as in copy 1, with the first volume containing Molitoris's table, parts I and II, and the second volume parts III and IV.

Binding: Both volumes bound in English nineteenth-century blind-tooled calf.

Size: Vol. 1: 322 × 218 × 94 mm; vol. 2: 322 × 218 × 102 mm.

Size of leaf: 310 × 197 mm.

Provenance: Thomas Browne (†1587); inscription on a1r of vol. one: ‘Codex Thomas Brounei qui Romani pontificis auctoritate prorsus negat hic passimque per omnes codices suos'. John Browne (†1603); inscription on a1r of vol. 2. University College, Oxford; book-plates; shelfmark: ‘KK.53.5,6'; ‘List of Rare Books', p. 2. Deposited in 1941 by the Master and Fellows of University College, Oxford.

SHELFMARK: Univ. Coll. c.18-19.

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