Bartolus de Saxoferrato
Super prima parte Digesti novi.
Analysis of Content
aa2r Bartolus de Saxoferrato: Lectura super prima parte Digesti novi. Incipit: ‘[D]omini, vt scitis, hic non est caput totius compilationis . . .’ See B‑107.
rr7r Bartolus de Saxoferrato: Repetitio legis ‘Caesar. De publicanis' [D 39.4.15]. Incipit: ‘[C]esar. Repetiturus hanc legem more solito hunc ordinem obseruabo . . .’ Concludes with a remark querying the authorship of Bartolus: ‘Hanc repetitionem pro constanti non assero esse Bar[toli] quia in paucis lecturis eius reperitur, sed quia satis vtilis est eam hic apposui.' See also B‑109.
Imprint: Venice: Andreas Torresanus de Asula, 23 Sept. 1490. Folio.
Collation: aa–pp8 qq rr10.
GW: GW 3555;
Hain: H *2610 (I);
Proctor: Pr 4723A;
Others: BSB‑Ink B‑156; Sheppard 3791.
Copy number: B-110(1)
1. Bartolus de Saxoferrato, Super prima parte Digesti veteris. Venice: Andreas Torresanus de Asula, 28 Dec. 1489 (B‑114);
2. Bartolus de Saxoferrato, Super secunda parte Digesti veteris. Venice: Andreas Torresanus de Asula, 25 June 1491 (B‑117);
4. Bartolus de Saxoferrato, Super secunda parte Digesti novi. Venice: Andreas Torresanus de Asula, 3 Apr. 1489 (B‑113).
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 triple frame, the inner one with mitred corners; the inner rectangle is divided by vertical fillets into three compartments. In the outer frame are two different stamps: an eight-petalled flower in the corners, a rectangular stamp with a foliate ornament in the compartments. In the middle frame, six 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, a round stamp with a crowned ‘M', and the eight-petalled flower. In the inner frame, rows of a rectangular stamp with a dragon and the oak-branch stamp. In the inner compartments, the ‘Aue Maria' scroll is repeated on the left and right; the central compartment is filled with 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 middle frame on the upper cover with exception of the crowned ‘M' and the eight-petalled flower. In the compartments, the oak-branch stamp, the foliate ornament. For an almost identical binding see B‑098 (Auct. 3Q inf. 2.20).
Size: 434 × 295 × 130 mm.
Size of leaf: 424 × 280 mm.
Provenance: Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label, not found in sale catalogue. Samuel Butler (1774-1839); sale, pt II, lot 234(7). Purchased for £2. 2. 0; see annotated sale catalogue, and Books Purchased (1840), 33.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 3Q inf. 2.21(3).
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