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Bod-Inc: B-464

Bonifacius VIII, Pont. Max.

Liber sextus Decretalium.


Analysis of Content

Subject: law-canon

[a2r] [Andreae, Johannes: Lectura arboris consanguinitatis.] Incipit: ‘[C]irca lecturam arboris, diuersis olim diuersum modum tenentibus . . .’ See Schulte II 215-16 and Stintzing 149-85.

[a3r] [Arbor consanguinitatis.]

[a3v] [Andreae, Johannes: Lectura arboris affinitatis.] Incipit: ‘[A]d arborem affinitatis et eius materiam transeamus . . .’

[a5r] [Arbor affinitatis.]

[a5r] Andreae, Johannes: [Gloss on Preface to Liber sextus Decretalium.] Edited by Alexander de Nevo. Incipit: ‘[Q]uia preposterus est ordo prius humana subsidia . . .’

[a5r] Bonifacius VIII, Pont. Max.: [Preface to Liber sextus Decretalium.] See B‑460.

[a6v] Andreae, Johannes: [Gloss on Liber sextus Decretalium.] Incipit: ‘Fideli. Errore Grecorum qui dicebant spiritum sanctum procedere a solo patre . . .’

[a6v] Bonifacius VIII, Pont. Max.: Liber sextus Decretalium. See B‑460.

s11r Colophon: ‘Liber Sextus Decretalium una cum apparatu domini Ioannis Andree per singularem iuris utriusque doctorem dominum Alexandrum Nevum in Patavino Gymnasio iuris canonici lecturam ordinariam obtinentem diligentissime emendatus feliciter explicit. Venetiis impressus opera atque impensa Nicolai Jenson Gallici. M.cccc.lxxvi.’


Imprint: Venice: Nicolaus Jenson, 1476 Folio

Secundo folio: ([a3r]) propatruus et uxor proamita et maritus


Collation: [a10] b–d8 e f6 g–m8 n6 o–q8 r10 s12.


ISTC: ib00984000

GW: GW 4856;

Hain: HC *3592;

Goff: Goff B‑984;

BMC: BMC V 176;

Proctor: Pr 4097;

Others: BSB‑Ink B‑705; CIBN B‑700; Lowry, Jenson, 244 no. 43; Sheppard 3276-7.


Copy number: B-464(1)

Leaves [a9-10] bound after [a2]. The following sheets belong to Bonifacius VIII, Pont. Max., Liber sextus Decretalium, Venice: Johannes de Colonia and Johannes Manthen, 1479 (Bod-inc. B‑468): [a1.10], b1.10, c1.10, d1.10, e1.10, p4, r3 and s6. Leaf s12r contains the register, and is not blank as in BMC. ‘Anno 1476' added on [a4r], in a different type, at the end of the ‘Super arboribus affinitatis'.

Binding: Nineteenth-century German half calf, with early knotted parchment index tabs; Sheppard notes that it was bound for Kloß.

Size: 440 × 295 × 35 mm.

Size of leaf: 432 × 271 mm.

Early marginal notes and pointing hands. On [a1r] a manuscript note on Nicolaus Jenson and on the Decretals and the printer, written by Johannes Christopherus Günther.

On [a5r] a thirteen-line initial ‘B' is supplied in gold, with blue infill, and purple pen-work decoration and extensions into the margins, and containing a shield, hanging from a buckled strap, bearing the arms of Gottsmann, or, an antelope couped sable; and a four-line initial ‘Q' supplied in blue, with red pen-work infill, decoration, and extensions into the margins. Other initials, some with extensions into the margins, and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue. Book numbers and chapter titles are supplied in red. Capital strokes in red.

Provenance: Gottsmann family, Bavaria; coat of arms on [a5r]: see Siebmacher, Abgestorbene bayerische und fränkisch-nordgauische Adels-Geschlechter, VI/1, 1, 39 and pl. 39. Johannes Christopherus Günther, Geranus (fl. 1757); name at the end of the note on the Decretals. Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label; sale (1835), lot 2399. Purchased for £0. 10. 0; see Books Purchased (1835), 5.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 3Q 1.9.

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