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Bod-Inc: B-473

Bonifacius VIII, Pont. Max.

Liber sextus Decretalium.


Analysis of Content

A2r [Andreae, Johannes: Lectura arboris consanguinitatis.] Incipit: ‘[C]irca lecturam arboris, diuersis olim diuersum modum tenentibus . . .’

A3r [Arbor consanguinitatis.]

A3v [Andreae, Johannes: Lectura arboris 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.

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.


Imprint: Venice: Andreas Torresanus de Asula, Bartholomaeus de Blavis de Alexandria, and Mapheus de Paterbonis, 26 Sept. 1482. 4°.


Collation: A B D–R8 S10.


ISTC: ib00995000

GW: GW 4871;

Hain: H *3604;

Goff: Goff B‑995;

Proctor: Pr 4698;

Others: BSB‑Ink B‑715; Sheppard 3759.

LCN: 13914711


Copy number: B-473(1)

Bound with:
2. Clemens V, Pont. Max., Constitutiones (cum apparatu Johannis Andreae), with XX Extravagantes. Venice: Andreas Torresanus de Asula, Bartholomaeus de Blavis de Alexandria, and Mapheus de Paterbonis, 3 Aug. 1482 (C‑372).

Binding: Contemporary blind-tooled calf (north German, Cologne?) over wooden boards; central boss and four corner-pieces lost on each cover, also two clasps. On both covers double fillets form a border. Triple fillets form an intersecting double frame; within the outer frame on the upper cover is a repeated tendril stamp, and at the corners a small square flower-petal stamp; on the lower, the repeated tendril stamp and a small circular flower-petal stamp. On both covers triple fillets form an inner rectangle, divided by double fillets into triangular and lozenge-shaped compartments, decorated on the upper cover with the small square flower-petal stamp in the compartments and at the points of intersection the small circular flower-petal stamp; on the lower cover with these two stamps and another smaller flower-petal stamp. Badly worn contemporary manuscript label on the upper cover. Parchment index tabs. Spine damaged.

Size: 252 × 185 × 53 mm.

Size of leaf: 242 × 173 mm.

Parchment manuscript leaves, containing a text on logic, written in a fourteenth-century English hand, used as pastedowns on the upper and lower covers. Between gatherings A and B, a fragment of a leaf, perhaps from the same manuscript, reinforcing the binding. The upper pastedown also contains a list of contents in the margin, perhaps in the hand of Jacobus de Nussia.

Some early marginal notes.

On A5r a nine-line initial ‘B' is supplied in gold, on a blue ground, with floral infill in black ink and red. Other initials are supplied in blue. Capital strokes in red. Manuscript running headings are supplied in black ink in a contemporary hand.

Provenance: Jacobus de Nussia (fifteenth century); inscription on A1r: ‘Ex pro[cura]cione fratris Jacobi de Nussia, ordinis fratrum Dei genitricis Marie de Monte Carmeli, tunc lectoris conuentus Coloniensis'; various old shelfmarks, perhaps from Cologne, Carmelites, S. Alanus: ‘Lin.9.N.11', ‘L.6.N.12', ‘L.5.N.44', ‘L.n.12', ‘L.7.n.*'. Joseph Niesert (1766-1841); inscription dated 1816, on A2r; sale (1843), lot 14125. Purchased at Niesert's sale, for £0. 14. 0; see Books Purchased (1843), 8.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 3Q 5.9(1).

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