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Bod-Inc: A-474

Astesanus de Ast

Summa de casibus conscientiae.


Analysis of Content

a2r Bellatis, Bartholomeus de: [Letter addressed to] Marcus Barbus, titular Cardinal-priest of S. Mark. Incipit: ‘[L]egenti sepe et memoria repetenti veterum instituta, reuerendissime pater . . .’

a2v [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 . . .’

a3r 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 . . .’

a3r 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 . . .’

a3r 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.

a4r [List of contents of first book.]

a4r Astesanus de Ast: Summa de casibus conscientiae. Edited by Bartholomeus de Bellatis and Gometius de Ulixbona. 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.

71r [Alphabetical list of contents.] Incipit: ‘[C]onsequenter quia in aliquibus premissis capitulis siue titulis . . .’

84v [Table of titles of decretals.]

95r Astesanus [de Ast: Alphabetical index.] Incipit: ‘[C]upiens ego frater Astexanus, compilator huius, summe ad honorem dei utilitati . . .’

107v [Colophon, with information about editors.]


Imprint: Venice: Leonardus Wild, for Nicolaus de Frankfordia, 28 Apr. 1480. Folio.


Collation: a–g10 G12 h–x10 y12 aa–xx10 yy12 1-910 108.


ISTC: ia01169000

GW: GW 2757;

Hain: HC *1896;

Goff: Goff A‑1169;

BMC: BMC V 265;

Proctor: Pr 4458;

Others: BSB‑Ink A‑801; CIBN A‑637; Sack, Freiburg, 321; Sheppard 3602.

LCN: 13978969


Copy number: A-474(1)

Binding: Contemporary German blind-tooled half pigskin over wooden boards, with remains of clasps. On each cover fillets form three rectangular panels. On the upper cover the inner panel contains a floral stamp and a rosette stamp, the middle panel small merrythoughts, the floral stamp and a second floral stamp, and the outer panel a lozenge-shaped eagle stamp and the first floral stamp. On the lower cover both the outer and inner panels contain the first floral stamp, and the middle panel the small merrythoughts and the first floral stamp. The spine is decorated with the small merrythoughts; the stamps are badly worn. There are various number labels on the spine.

Size: 320 × 220 × 105 mm.

Size of leaf: 305 × 203 mm.

Some marginal annotations, in a number of different hands, and underlining in black ink.

Provenance: Elector Maximilian I of Bavaria (†1651); armorial book-plate, by Raphael Sadeler: see Warnecke 1376, and Dressler–Schröder 23 and 61, Typ B3. Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; ‘Duplum' on endleaf and shelfmark ‘No. 477 Inc.Typ.' which corresponds to Cbm Cat. 221 (1), fol. 46v. Acquired between 1847 and c.1892, possibly 1850; not in Catalogus (1843) with Appendix.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 5Q 3.19.

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