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Bod-Inc: A-472

Astesanus de Ast

Summa de casibus conscientiae.


Analysis of Content

a2r Astesanus [de Ast: Alphabetical index.] Incipit: ‘[C]upiens ego frater Astexanus, compilator huius summe, ad honorem dei vtilitati . . .’

b1r Astesanus [de Ast: Letter addressed to] Cardinal Johannes Caietani de Ursinis. Incipit: ‘[R]euerendo in Christo patri et domino, domino Johanni Gaijetano de vrbe, diuina prouidentia, dignissimo sacrosancte Romane ecclesie sancti Theodori dyacono cardinali, frater Astexanus de Ast de ordine fratrum minorum, eius humilis seruus . . .’

b1r 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 . . .’

b1r Astesanus [de Ast]: ‘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.

b1v [List of contents of first book.]

b2r 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.

d’3v [Alphabetical list of contents.] Incipit: ‘[C]onsequenter quia in aliquibus premissis capitulis siue titulis . . .’

ē6r [Table of title of decretals.]

ff8r [Colophon, with information about the contents of the book and its printing in Cologne.]


Imprint: Cologne: Heinrich Quentell, 31 Aug. 1479. Folio.


Collation: a12 b [c d] e f10 g h8 i10 k8 l–n10 o6 j10 2a–i A10 B8 C D6 E–I10 K8 L–Z [et] ā b' c̄ d’10 ē ff8.

Remarks: GW collates as [e10], rather than e10. Gathering ē as GW 2755a.

Illustrations: Woodcut border on a2r: see Schramm VIII 19 and pl. 464, and Schreiber V 3386 although wanting triptych inside the border and immediately above the text.


ISTC: ia01166000

GW: GW 2755;

Hain: HC *1894;

Goff: Goff A‑1166;

BMC: BMC I 261;

Proctor: Pr 1236;

Others: BSB‑Ink A‑799; CIBN A‑636; Schramm VIII 19 and pl. 464; Schreiber V 3386; Sheppard 938; Voulliéme, Köln, 176.

LCN: 14454995


Copy number: A-472(1)

Wanting the blank leaf2 i10.

Unsigned blank leaf between gatherings a and b. M3 is signed P3, X1 is signed Z1, b’5 is signed cc̄amp;#772;5, ē2 is signed II2, and ff3-4 are signed as M3-4.

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled calf for the Bodleian Library.

Size: 425 × 325 × 115 mm.

Size of leaf: 402 × 285 mm.

Bibliographical note, signed ‘JN' inserted between a1 and a2.

On a2r a ten-line initial ‘C' is supplied in blue, with purple pen-work infill and green; on Y8r an eight-line initial ‘F', is supplied in blue, with red pen-work infill and green, and with red pen-work extensions into the margin, and on j1r a six-line initial ‘F' is supplied interlocked blue and red, with red pen-work extensions. Two- to nine-line initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue. Underlining and initial strokes in red. On b1r ‘V' is supplied for ‘R.’

Provenance: Joseph Niesert (1766-1841), 1820; inscription on a2r; sale (1843), lot 319. Purchased for £0. 16. 0; see Books Purchased (1843), 4.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q 1.16.

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