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Bod-Inc: B-469

Bonifacius VIII, Pont. Max.

Liber sextus Decretalium, et al.


Analysis of Content

Part I.

a1v Franciscus Moneliensis: [Prefatory letter, praising the work of Nicolaus Jenson, addressed to] Alexander de Nevo. Incipit: ‘[S]i utriusque lingue uiros celeberrimos diligentius scrutatus . . .’

a2r [Andreae, Johannes: Super arboribus consanguinitatis.] Incipit: ‘[C]irca lecturam arboris, diuersis olim diuersum modum tenentibus . . .’

a3r [Arbor consanguinitatis.]

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

a4v [Arbor affinitatis.]

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

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

a6r Bonifacius VIII, Pont. Max.: 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 . . .’

r7r [First colophon.]

Part II.

a2r [Andreae, Johannes]: Gloss on Bulla. Incipit: ‘Johannes. Gratiosum hoc nomen per interpretationes, deriuationes vel etymologias . . .’

a2r Johannes XXII, Pont. Max.: Bulla ‘Quoniam nulli iuris ratio'. Decretalium Collectiones, ed. Richter and Friedberg, 1129-32.

a3r Clemens V, Pont. Max.: Constitutiones. Decretalium Collectiones, ed. Richter and Friedberg, 1133-1200. See Schulte II 45-50.

a3r Andreae, Johannes: [Gloss on Constitutiones.] Incipit: ‘Fidei catholice. Summa huius concilii hec est . . .’

G9v [Second colophon.]

G10r Decretales extravagantes. Decretalium Collectiones, ed. Richter and Friedberg, 1238-49. See Schulte II 60 no. 3 and passim.


Imprint: Venice: Nicolaus Jenson, 1479. Folio.

Remarks: In two parts, dated: (I) 23 Nov. 1479; (II) 24 Nov. 1479.


Collation: Part I: a12 b–d8 e–g6 6 k–p8 q6 r8; part II: a10 B–F8 G10 H8.


ISTC: ib00991000

GW: GW 4864;

Hain: HC *3598;

Goff: Goff B‑991;

BMC: BMC V 180;

Proctor: Pr 4122;

Others: BSB‑Ink B‑711; CIBN B‑704; Lowry, Jenson, 249 no. 79; Sack, Freiburg, 766; Sheppard 3293-4.

LCN: 13914700, 14841322


Copy number: B-469(1)

Part I only.

Wanting the blank leaf r8.

Binding: Nineteenth-century calf, bound for the Bodleian Library; marbled pastedowns.

Size: 440 × 305 × 30 mm.

Size of leaf: 425 × 276 mm.

On a5r, a contemporary south German ten-line initial ‘B' is supplied in blue, with white foliate scrolling, on a gold ground, decorated with a repeated small floral stamp, within an architectural frame, in yellow and green, in the vault of which is a coat of arms, quarterly 1 and 4 gules, 2 and 3 argent, over all a pitchfork in bend; the whole surrounded by a double border in red and pink, and red pen-work decoration. On g2v a four-line initial ‘I' is supplied in gold, decorated with the small floral stamp, on a blue ground with white foliate scrolling, edged in red, and with red pen-work decoration; on k5r a four-line initial ‘C' is supplied in gold, on a green ground with white foliate scrolling, edged in red, and with red pen-work decoration; on n4v, an eight-line initial ‘E' is supplied in red, with white foliate scrolling and red pen-work infill and decoration. Other initials, some with extensions into the margins, are supplied in red, blue, or interlocked red and blue. Paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue. Capital strokes in red.

Provenance: Baumburg, Bavaria, Augustinian Canons Regular, S. Margareta; inscription on a1r: ‘Monasterii Bamburg'. Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich(?); pencil no. ‘11' on a1r and a2r. Acquired between 1847 and c.1892, possibly in 1850; not found in Catalogus (1843), with Appendix.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 5Q 1.13.

Copy number: B-469(2)

Part II only.

Wanting the blank leaf a1.

Binding: Contemporary Bohemian(?) blind-tooled calf over wooden boards; on each cover five bosses and four corner-pieces lost, also two clasps. On both covers a single fillet forms an outer border; in the upper and lower sections are five repeated stamps: a trefoil stamp, a small star stamp, a left-hand and a right-hand curve stamp, and a cresting stamp; in the inner and outer sections, a repeated small floral stamp. Double fillets form an intersecting double frame, within which is a repeated ‘Maria' scroll stamp and the small floral stamp. The inner rectangle is divided into triangular and lozenge-shaped compartments by triple fillets containing a repeated lattice-work stamp; in the compartments a rosette stamp, the small floral stamp, a larger floral stamp, a fleuron, a small star stamp, and a repeated small foliate stamp. On the spine a repeated lattice-work stamp and the repeated cresting stamp.

Size: 445 × 298 × 40 mm.

Size of leaf: 431 × 287 mm.

Early marginal notes and pointing hands.

On a2r a nine-line initial ‘I' is supplied in blue, decorated with red pen-work and extensions into the margin. Other initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue.

Provenance: Třeboň, Bohemia, Augustinian Canons Regular, 1718; inscription on a2r: ‘Ex bibliotheca Canonicorum Regularium S. Augustini Trebonæ, 1718'. Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label; sale (1835), lot 2412. Not found in Books Purchased (1835).

SHELFMARK: Auct. 3Q 1.12.

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