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Bod-Inc: A-468

Astesanus de Ast

Summa de casibus conscientiae.


Analysis of Content

[a1r] Astesanus de Ast: [Letter addressed to] Cardinal Johannes Caietani de Ursinis. Incipit: ‘[V]enerando in Christo patri et domino, domino Johanni Gayetano de vrbe, diuina prouidentia, dignissimo sacrosancte Romane ecclesie sancti Theodori dyacono cardinali, frater Astexanus de Ast de ordine fratrum minorum, eius humilis seruus . . .’

[a1r] Caietani de Ursinis, Johannes: [Letter addressed to] Astesanus. Incipit: ‘[V]enerabili et religioso viro amico carissimo fratri Astexano de ciuitate Astensi ordinis fratrum minorum, Johannes miseracione diuina sancte(!) Theodori dyaconus cardinalis salutem . . .’

[a1r] [Astesanus de Ast: Prologue.] Incipit: ‘  “[B]onorum laborum gloriosus est fructus” Sap 3° [Sap 3,15], nullus autem labor est illo labore melior qui animarum saluti proficit . . .’ See Bloomfield 647.

[a1v] [List of contents of first book.]

[a2r] Astesanus de Ast: Summa de casibus conscientiae. Incipit: ‘[D]icturi ergo in hoc primo libro de decem preceptis moralibus de diuina lege, in qua ipsa continentur breuiter aliqua premittemus . . .’ See A‑467.

[S1r] [Alphabetical list of contents.] Incipit: ‘[C]onsequenter quia in aliquibus premissis capitulis siue titulis . . .’

[T1v] [Table of titles of decretals.]

[V1r] Astesanus [de Ast: Alphabetical index.] Incipit: ‘[C]upiens ego frater Astexanus, compilator huius summe, ad honorem dei vtilitati . . .’


Imprint: [Strasbourg: Johann Mentelin, not after 1473]. Folio.


Collation: [a–i10 k12 l–r10 s12 t–z A–E10 F8 G10 H10+1 I–V10].


ISTC: ia01161000

GW: GW 2750;

Hain: HC (+ Addenda) *1889;

Goff: Goff A‑1161;

BMC: BMC I 56;

Proctor: Pr 211;

Others: BSB‑Ink A‑794; Rhodes 177; Sack, Freiburg, 315-16; Schorbach, Mentelin, 28; Sheppard 155-6.

LCN: 13979038


Copy number: A-468(1)

Wanting the blank leaf [R10].

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled leather; marbled pastedowns.

Size: 430 × 310 × 112 mm.

Size of leaf: 411 × 280 mm.

Last lines of each column of text added in black ink in a contemporary hand on [d3r].

On [a1r] a ten-line initial ‘R' is supplied (erroneously for ‘V') in red, with pen-work foliate extensions into the margin. Some seven- to eight-line initials are supplied in red, with reserved white decoration, and with black pen-work infill and red, and with foliate extensions into the margins. Two- to six-line initials, some with grotesque profile heads, paragraph marks, numbers of books, and some rubrics are supplied in red. On [l1r] a nine-line initial ‘F' is supplied in faded black ink, with black and red pen-work infill and extensions into the margin. On [z7r] an eight-line initial ‘E' is supplied in faded black ink, with reserved white acanthus-leaf decoration, and with red pen-work infill and extensions into the margin. On [N4r] a seven-line initial ‘F' is supplied in faded black ink, with reserved white acanthus-leaf decoration, and with red pen-work infill, and extensions into the margin, in black ink. Initial strokes in red.

Provenance: Schwäbisch-Gmünd, Bavaria, Dominicans, S. Maria Magdalena; inscription on [a1r]. Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); sale (1835), lot 449 or 450. J. T. Hand (fl. 1834-1837), 1835; note on slip attached inside the upper cover and on [a1r]; sale (1837), lot 161. In Sotheby's annotated catalogue the lot is marked down to Bandinel at £0. 5. 0; this copy is not included in Books Purchased (1837), 3.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q inf. 2.23.

Copy number: A-468(2)

Last lines of each column of text added in black ink in a contemporary hand on [d3r].

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled calf; bound for the Bodleian Library, with parchment endleaves. Identical binding to that of A‑467 (Auct. 6Q 1.5).

Size: 430 × 315 × 90 mm.

Size of leaf: 406 × 280 mm.

Early marginal annotations.

Some seven- to nine-line initials are supplied in blue, purple, pink, or green, with foliate decoration edged in white or yellow; these initials are on a ground of red, green, or purple, decorated and edged with white, yellow, or black, two initials having foliate extensions into the margins, in green and purple. Two initials, one of eight lines on [S1r], the other of ten on [V1r], are supplied in red, with stylized Maiblumen and red pen-work; other two- to six-line initials, paragraph marks, running headlines, and rubrics are supplied in red. Initial strokes and underlining in red.

Provenance: Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; ‘Dpl' on parchment endleaf. Purchased from Munich via Thomas Rodd for Fl. 24, i.e. for £2. 8. 0; see Books Purchased (1837), 3.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q inf. 2.7.

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