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Bod-Inc: A-470

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 miseratione diuina sancti Theodori dyaconus cardinalis salutem . . .’

[a1r] Astesanus de Ast: [Prologue.] ‘Prohemium.’ 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: [Basel: Michael Wenssler and Bernhard Richel, not after 1477]. Folio.


Collation: [a–i10 k12 l–r10 s12 t–z A–E10 F8 G10 H10+1 I–Q10 R8+1 S–V10].

Types: Type: Gatherings [y], [z], and [A–V] are printed with Richel's type 9A.


ISTC: ia01164000

GW: GW 2753;

Hain: H *1892;

Goff: Goff A‑1164;

BMC: BMC III 724 and 737;

Proctor: Pr 7528;

Others: BSB‑Ink A‑797; CIBN A‑634; Sack, Freiburg, 319; Sheppard 2330.

LCN: 13979080


Copy number: A-470(1)

Binding: Contemporary German blind-tooled calf over wooden boards; central boss on each cover lost. On both covers triple intersecting fillets form a frame. The inner rectangle is divided by double or single fillets into triangular compartments. Manuscript title label on the upper cover.

Size: 450 × 318 × 125 mm.

Size of leaf: 392 × 277 mm.

Three- to ten-line initials are supplied in red, some with extensions into the margins. Paragraph marks and numbers of books and their titles are supplied in red. Initial strokes and underlining in red. On [z7r] a nine-line woodcut initial ‘E' coloured in red.

Provenance: Beyharting, Bavaria, Augustinian Canons Regular, S. Johannes Baptista; inscription on [a1r]. Date of acquisition unknown; possibly one of the three editions ascribed to Strasbourg, Mentelin s.a. which are listed in Catalogus (1843), Appendix, 52.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 5Q inf. 1.2.

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