Bartolus de Saxoferrato
Super prima parte Codicis.
Analysis of Content
AA2r Bartolus de Saxoferrato: Lectura super prima parte Codicis. Incipit: ‘[R]ubrica ista habetur diuersimode. Uera rubrica est illa quam dicam vobis legendo . . .’ See B‑096.
Imprint: Venice: Andreas Torresanus de Asula, 28 Oct. 1490. Folio.
Collation: AA–OO8 PP6.
GW: GW 3498;
Goff: Goff B‑195;
Proctor: Pr 4724;
Others: BSB‑Ink B‑136; Sheppard 3792.
Copy number: B-098(1)
2. Bartolus de Saxoferrato, Super secunda parte Codicis. Venice: Andreas Torresanus de Asula, 18 Jan. 1488/9 (B‑102 and 103);
3. Bartolus de Saxoferrato, Super prima parte Infortiati. Venice: Andreas Torresanus de Asula, 12 Feb. 148[8/9?] (B‑119);
4. Bartolus de Saxoferrato, Super secunda parte Infortiati. Venice: Andreas Torresanus de Asula, 5 May 1489 (B‑122).
Binding: Contemporary German blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, two clasps lost. Book-label at the head of the upper cover, partly removed. On the upper cover triple fillets form a double frame, the inner one with mitred corners; the inner rectangle is divided by vertical fillets into three compartments. In the outer frame are five different stamps: in the corners, a round stamp depicting St Matthew the evangelist, in the compartments, a tear-drop-shaped stamp with an oak branch, a scroll with the inscription ‘Aue Maria', a foliate ornament and a rectangular stamp with a coat of arms bearing two interlacing vine-stems and lettered ‘E I R'. In the inner frame, rows of a rectangular dragon stamp and the oak-branch stamp, a small lozenge-shaped fleur-de-lis stamp, a small rectangular dog stamp, and one with a flower within a lozenge-shaped frame. In the inner compartments, the latter two alternate; in the central compartment the foliate ornament. Minute rosette and leaf stamps all over. On the lower cover triple fillets form a frame; the inner rectangle is divided by diagonal fillets into lozenge-shaped compartments. In the frame, the same stamps as in the outer frame on the upper cover with the exception of the rectangular stamp with a coat of arms lettered ‘E I R'. In the compartments, the oak-branch stamp, the foliate ornament and fleur-de-lis; minute rosette and leaf stamps all over. For an almost identical binding see B‑110.
Size: 440 × 295 × 110 mm.
Size of leaf: 426 × 277 mm.
List of contents in an early hand on the upper cover.
Provenance: Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label, but not found in his sale catalogue. Samuel Butler (1774-1839); sale, pt II, lot 234(1). Purchased for £2. 2. 0; see annotated sale catalogue, and Books Purchased (1840), 33.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 3Q inf. 2.20(1).
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