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 . . .’ rr6v Explicit: ‘... sed hodie valeret ibi fuit datio ob causam.’ See B‑107.
rr6v Colophon: ‘Explicit lectura domini Bartoli de Saxoferrato super prima parte ff. novi optime emendata. Venetiis impressa per Andream de Thoresanis de Asula. Anno domini 1490 die 23 septembris.’ ‘Registrum.’
rr7r Bartolus de Saxoferrato: Repetitio legis ‘Caesar. De publicanis' [D 39.4.15]. Incipit: ‘[C]esar. Repetiturus hanc legem more solito hunc ordinem obseruabo . . .’ rr9v 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.
Secundo folio: (a3r, running title) de ope. no. nun. (textus) debet inseri causa
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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