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Bod-Inc: A-471

Astesanus de Ast

Summa de casibus conscientiae.


Analysis of Content

a1r Bellatis, Bartholomeus de: [Letter addressed to] Marcus Barbus, titular Cardinal-priest of S. Mark, noting the work of the two editors. Incipit: ‘[L]egenti sepe et memoria repetenti veterum instituta, reuerendissime pater . . .’

a1v [Introduction, with list of abbreviations.] Incipit: ‘Quia plerique ob doctorum theologorum non magnam experientiam materias in hoc opere aductas maximo cum labore hinc inde tanquam per deuia ambulantes queritabant . . .’

a2r Astesanus de Ast: [Letter addressed to] Cardinal Johannes Caietani de Ursinis. Incipit: ‘[R]euerendo in christo patri et domino, domino Johanni Gaietano de vrbe, diuina prouidentia, dignissimo sacrosancte Romane ecclesie sancti Theodori diacono cardinali, frater Astexanus de Ast de ordine fratrum minorum, eius humilis seruus . . .’

a2r Caietani de Ursinis, Johannes: [Letter addressed to] Astesanus. Incipit: ‘[V]enerabili et religioso viro amico charissimo fratri Astexano de ciuitate Astensi ordinis fratrum minorum, Johannes miseratione diuina sancti Theodori diaconus cardinalis salutem . . .’

a2r Astesanus de Ast: [Prologue.] ‘Proemium.’ 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.

a3r [List of contents of first book.]

a3r Astesanus de Ast: Summa de casibus conscientiae. Edited by Bartholomeus de Bellatis and Gometius de Ulixbona, as mentioned in the colophon. 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.

Y1r [Alphabetical list of contents.] Incipit: ‘[C]onsequenter quia in aliquibus premissis capitulis siue titulis . . .’

Z5r [Table of titles of decretals.]

[et]6r Astesanus [de Ast: Alphabetical index.] Incipit: ‘[C]upiens ego frater Astexanus, compilator huius summe, ad honorem dei vtilitati . . .’

[con]8v [Colophon with note on the editors.]


Imprint: Venice: Johannes de Colonia and Johannes Manthen, 18 Mar. 1478. Folio.


Collation: a12 b–f10 g h hh8 i–n10 o8 p–t10 v–y8 aa–cc10 dd8 ee–pp rr10 rr8 s6 ss–xx A–M Y Z [et] [con]10.

Remarks: GW collates a11.


ISTC: ia01165000

GW: GW 2754;

Hain: HC *1893;

Goff: Goff A‑1165;

BMC: BMC V 233;

Proctor: Pr 4329;

Others: BSB‑Ink A‑798; CIBN A‑635; Oates 1727; Sheppard 3495.

LCN: 13978988


Copy number: A-471(1)

Wanting the blank first leaf and the blank leaf [con]10.

Leaf tt1 signed qq. A slip of paper giving details of collation attached to front endpaper, signed ‘G. D. A[mery].' and dated 1914.

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled calf for the Bodleian Library, with index tabs.

Size: 325 × 220 × 100 mm.

Size of leaf: 308 × 196 mm.

Marginal notes and pointing hands.

Some nine- to eleven line initials are supplied in red and with infill in faded black ink. Two- to nine-line initials, often with pen-flourished extensions into the margins, and paragraph marks are supplied in red. Initial strokes and underlining in red.

Provenance: Rott am Inn, Bavaria, Benedictines, SS. Marinus et Anianus; inscription on a1r. Acquired between 1847 and c.1892: not in Catalogus (1843) with Appendix.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 5Q inf. 2.10.

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