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Bod-Inc: B-164

Bernardinus Senensis

De contractibus et usuris.


Analysis of Content

[a2r] ‘Tabula capitulorum'.

[b1r] Bernardinus Senensis: De contractibus et usuris [sermons 32-45 of ‘De evangelio aeterno']. Bernardinus Senensis, Opera omnia, I‑ (Florence, 1950- ), IV, pp. li–lii, 117-416. See Bernardinus, Operette volgari, ed. Pacetti, 18-19, 23-5; see also Raymond de Roover, San Bernardino of Siena and Sant'Antonino of Florence: The Two Great Economic Thinkers of the Middle Ages, Kress Library of Business and Economics publication, 19 (Boston, 1967), passim.


Imprint: [Strasbourg: Printer of Henricus Ariminensis (Georg Reyser?), not after 1474]. Folio.


Collation: [a8 b–d10 e–k8.10 l12 m8 n–q8.10 r8 s6 t8].

Remarks: Collation as GW.


ISTC: ib00345000

GW: GW 3881;

Hain: HC *2835;

Goff: Goff B‑345;

BMC: BMC I 78;

Proctor: Pr 317;

Others: BSB‑Ink B‑302; Ohly, ‘Reyser', 10; Bernardinus, Operette volgari, ed. Pacetti, 19; Rhodes 320; Sack, Freiburg, 551; not in Sheppard.

LCN: 14002521


Copy number: B-164(1)

Binding: Late fifteenth-century German blind-tooled calf over wooden boards; bound for the Dominicans in Wrocław, Schwenke–Schunke–Rabenau 50. Clasps, decorated with floral ornament, hinged to lower board. Formerly chained: staple-mark of hasp in head of the lower cover. On both covers triple fillets form an outer frame decorated with a repeated floral stamp. The inner rectangle is divided into small triangular-shaped compartments by a fret, consisting of an interlocking saltire and lozenge, each formed of triple fillets; the fret is decorated with a repeated floral stamp and a repeated foliate staff stamp. The triangular compartments are decorated with a lozenge-shaped floral ornament stamp, a small triangular pelican in piety stamp (Schwenke–Schunke 212, no. 76, Wrocław), and a robed and tonsured saint, Adalbertus, with book and staff stamp (Schwenke–Schunke 130, no. 20, Wrocław). On the lower cover only, there is a small rosette stamp at the intersections of the fillets forming the fret. The spine is decorated with the floral stamp used in the frame.

Size: 300 × 215 × 60 mm.

Size of leaf: 292 × 210 mm.

Occasional early marginal notes. Inside the upper cover, is a note in black ink, in a fifteenth-century hand, providing references perhaps to Gallus, Malogranatum. On the front endleaf is a short text on nobility, in a fifteenth-century hand, with incipit: ‘  “Nobilitas est quedam de merito veniens laus parentum”, Boecius libro 3° prosa xx [from Boethius, Philosophiae consolatio, III 6,7; ed. Ludwig Bieler, CCSL 94 (Turnholt, 1984), 46] | Si igitur filii nobiles censendi sunt, necesse est quod a parentum virtutibus non discedant . . .’

Initials at the beginning of each sermon are supplied in interlocked red and blue; other initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue. Capital strokes in red.

Provenance: Wrocław, Silesia, Dominicans; book-label inside the upper cover. Albert Ehrman (1890-1969); book-plate; purchased from McLeish in 1938 for £9. 10. 0. Presented in 1978 by John Ehrman.

SHELFMARK: Broxb. 20.8.

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