Bartolus de Saxoferrato
Super prima parte Infortiati.
Analysis of Content
a2r Bartolus de Saxoferrato: Super prima parte Infortiati. Incipit: ‘[Q]uia hic non est caput libri considerata diuisione legis latoris . . .’ See B‑118.
Imprint: Milan: Leonhardus Pachel and Uldericus Scinzenzeler, 18 July 1484. Folio.
Collation: a–z8 [et]10.
Types: Types: 145 G and 87 G (not as GW); see BMC VI 744 and Sheppard.
GW: GW 3620;
Hain: R, Supplement, 26;
Proctor: Pr 5952;
Others: Sheppard 4956.
Copy number: B-120(1)
Wanting the blank leaf a1.
Part of a uniformly bound set of five volumes, all purchased at the Butler sale and probably previously owned by the Cistercians in Valencia.
Binding: Quarter parchment over pasteboards, the sides covered with leaves from a fifteenth-century antiphonary; the same manuscript as B‑095, B‑097, B‑101, and B‑121.
Size: 409 × 290 × 50 mm.
Size of leaf: 407 × 277 mm.
Occasional early marginal notes. On u3v a note about the number of gatherings and folios in a sixteenth/seventeenth-century hand: ‘Qui. 24 F 140'; but really 194 leaves.
Provenance: Probably Valencia, Cistercians, S.Bernardo; see ownership inscription in B‑121 (Auct. 3Q 3.17); old shelfmark on spine, ‘M II 11', probably from Valencia. Samuel Butler (1774-1839); sale, pt II, lot 233(3). Purchased for £1. 1. 0; see annotated sale catalogue, and Books Purchased (1840), 33.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 3Q 3.16.
Copy number: B-120(2)
Fragments: leaves o2 and o3 used as front pastedown and endleaf, leaves o6 and o7 as back pastedown and endleaf in MS. Auct. E. 1. 2; sheet o4.5 used as front pastedown and endleaf, sheet p4.5 used as back pastedown and endleaf in MS. Auct. E. 1. 3; the manuscripts are the two volumes of Conradus Kircher, Concordantiae Veteris Testamenti Graecae, Ebraeis vocibus respondentes (Frankfurt, 1607), apparently rearranged into Greek-Hebrew order by Sir Henry Savile; see SC 3046-7.
Bindings (of MSS. Auct. E. 1. 2-3): English (Oxford) 17th-century reversed calf (fillets only); each volume wants one set of ties; pronounced 'yapp' edges, '113' on MS. E. 1. 2, '114' on MS. E. 1. 3; large numbers of parchment index tabs for each volume.
Sizes: 383 × 258 × 120/108 mm.
Sizes of leaves: 367/370 × 233/240 mm.
Provenance: Sir Henry Savile (1549-1622); as stated in Bodleian Pre-1920 catalogue. The manuscripts were apparently acquired between 1634 and 1655; see SC.
FORMERSHELFMARKS: Arch. B. 57 (in black ink on front endleaf of MS. 1. 2); Arch. C. 82 (in black ink on front endleaf of MS. 1. 2; Arch. B. in MS. 1. 3.
SHELFMARK: MSS. Auct. E. 1. 2-3 (pastedowns).
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