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Bod-Inc: A-500

Augustinus de Ancona

Summa de potestate ecclesiastica.


Analysis of Content

[*1r] ‘Directorium in librum sequentem.’

A1r Augustinus de Ancona: [Letter addressed to] Johannes XXII, Pont. Max. Incipit: ‘[S]anctissimo ac reuerendissimo in Christo patri ac domino, domino Iohanni diuina prouidentia pape xii(!) . . .’

A1v Augustinus de Ancona: Summa de potestate ecclesiastica. Dedicated to Johannes XXII, Pont. Max. Incipit: ‘[Q]uia de potestate ecclesiastica tractare sermonem assumpsimus . . .’ See A‑499.


Imprint: Cologne: Arnold Ther Hoernen, 26 Jan. 1475. Folio.


Collation: [*12] A–Z a–l10 m–o8 p10. Collation differs from GW ([*1] and [*12] are blank).

Remarks: Leaves 2 and 3 of gathering [*] are numbered 1 and 2 respectively.


ISTC: ia01364000

GW: GW 3051;

Hain: HC 961;

Goff: Goff A‑1364;

BMC: BMC I 205;

Proctor: Pr 937;

Others: CIBN A‑780; Hillard 239; Oates 427; Rhodes 229; Sheppard 735; Voulliéme, Köln, 183.

LCN: 13956494


Copy number: A-500(1)

Binding: Contemporary German (probably Werden, Haputwerkstatt; Schwenke–Schunke–Rabenau 279-80), blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, two corner-pieces on each cover and two clasps; two book-labels with shelfmarks at the head of the upper cover. On both covers fillets form a frame; the inner rectangle is divided by double fillets into lozenge-shaped compartments. In the compartments and the frame 14 different stamps: an octagonal stamp depicting the adoration of the Magi, four round stamps with the symbols of the Evangelists (Schwenke–Schunke 100 no. 58: Werden, Hauptwerkstatt), a round stamp of the lamb, flag, and chalice (Schwenke–Schunke 155 no. 94: Werden, Hauptwerkstatt), a small round eagle stamp (Schwenke–Schunke 12 no. 304: Werden, Hauptwerkstatt), a stamped scroll with the inscription: ‘Ihesus' (Schwenke–Schunke 283 no. 148: Lippstadt, frühgotisch), a lozenge-shaped pelican stamp, two lozenge-shaped fleur-de-lis stamps and a minute round fleur-de-lis stamp, two round rosette stamps.

Size: 301 × 216 × 105 mm.

Size of leaf: 289 × 205 mm.

Title on fore-edge.

On A1r a six-line initial is supplied in interlocked red and blue with reserved white decoration and pen-flourishing in red with acanthus leaf extensions into the upper and inner margins; other initials are supplied in interlocked red and blue, or in red or blue; paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue; running headlines in red; red capital strokes and underlining.

Provenance: Werden an der Ruhr (now Essen-Werden), North Rhine-Westphalia, Benedictines, S. Ludgerus, S. Salvator et BVM; on [*1r]: ‘Liber sancti l[udgeri] episcopi in [Werden?]. Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); sale (1835), lot 48. J. T. Hand (fl. 1834-1837), 1835; note on endleaf; sale (1837), lot 166. Purchased for £0. 4. 0; see Books Purchased (1837), 3.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q 2.11.

Copy number: A-500(2)

Two fragments used as pastedowns in the binding of Jeronimo Osorio da Fonseca, Histoire de Portugal, contenant les entreprises, nauigations, et gestes memorables des Portugallois . . . mise en François, par S[imon] G[oulart]. Paris: Guillaume de La Noue, 1587.

Upper half of leaf d5 and lower half of leaf d6 only.

Binding: Sixteenth-century English blind-tooled calf with an arabesque centre-piece.

Size of fragments: 112 × 72 and 68 × 140 mm.

Notes in the hands of W[illiam] H[enry] A[llnutt] and D[avid] M. R[ogers] on d5.

Initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red; red foliation.

Provenance and date of acquisition unknown; Osorio da Fonseca not found in Catalogus (1843) with Appendix or in earlier catalogues.

SHELFMARK: 8° O 2l0 Art. (fragm.).

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