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Bod-Inc: B-477

Bonifacius VIII, Pont. Max.

Liber sextus Decretalium.


Analysis of Content

Part I.

Aa1r [Title-page.]

Aa1v Brant, Sebastian: [Preface addressed to the reader.] Incipit: ‘Potuissemus iamdudum Decretorum paruarumque Decretalium impressione . . .’ In his preface Brant indicates that he re-ascribed to Johannes Andreae divisions which others ascribed to Dominicus.

Aa2r Andreae, Johannes: ‘Lectura arboris consanguinitatis'. Incipit: ‘[C]irca lecturam arboris, diuersis olim diuersum modum tenentibus . . .’

Aa3r Brant, Sebastian: ‘Pro arboris commendatione'. Incipit: ‘Sanguinis ista gradus, cognataque iura docebit | Arbor, et a vetito posse cauere thoro'; 7 elegiac distichs. See B‑476.

Aa3v ‘Arbor consanguinitatis'.

Aa3v [Andreae, Johannes]: ‘Lectura arboris affinitatis'. Incipit: ‘[A]d arborem affinitatis et eius materiam transeamus . . .’

Aa5r ‘Arbor affinitatis'.

Aa5r ‘Titulorum quinque librorum Sexti Decretalium secundum ordine alphabetica'.

Aa5v ‘Titulorum et capitulorum Sexti Dectetalium(!) quo ad primum eius partialem librum annotatio'.

Aa6v [Woodcut.] ‘Bonifacius octauus'.

Aa6v Brant, Sebastian: [Verse addressed to the reader.] Incipit: ‘Debuimus totum, lector, tibi candide iuris | Canonici cursum pollicitum, ecce tenes'; 6 elegiac distichs. See B‑476.

a1r Andreae, Johannes: [Gloss on Preface to Liber sextus Decretalium.] Edited by Sebastian Brant. Incipit: ‘[Q]uia preposterus est ordo prius humana subsidia . . .’

a1r Andreae, Johannes: [Summary of each chapter.] Edited by Sebastian Brant. Incipit: ‘Sexti libri Decretalium in concilio Lugdunensi per Bonifacium octauum editi . . .’

a1r Bonifacius VIII, Pont. Max.: [Preface to Liber sextus Decretalium.] ‘Proemium'. Edited by Sebastian Brant. See B‑460.

a3r Bonifacius VIII, Pont. Max.: Liber sextus Decretalium. Edited by Sebastian Brant. See B‑460.

a3r Andreae, Johannes: [Gloss on Liber sextus Decretalium.] Incipit: ‘Fideli. Errore Grecorum qui dicebant spiritum sanctum procedere a solo patre . . .’

Part II.

AA1r [Title-page.]

AA1v ‘Titulorum constitutionum secundum ordine alphabetica annotatio'.

AA1v ‘Titulorum et capitulorum primi libri annotatio'.

AA2r [Andreae, Johannes]: Gloss on Bulla. Incipit: ‘Johannes. Gratiosum hoc nomen per interpretationes, deriuationes vel etymologias . . .’

AA2r Johannes XXII, Pont. Max.: Bulla ‘Quoniam nulli iuris ratio'. ‘Proemium'. See B‑469.

AA3r Clemens V, Pont. Max.: Constitutiones. See B‑469.

AA3r Andreae, Johannes: [Gloss on Constitutiones.] Incipit: ‘Fidei catholice. Partes patent. Secunda ibi: Porro. Tertia ibi: Ad hoc. Item hec prima pars . . .’

KK7r Clarius, Hieronymus: ‘In extrauagantes Decretales breue preludium', [addressed to the reader.] Incipit: ‘Cum omnis magistratus presertim ecclesiastici in decidendis causis et ceteri . . .’

KK7v Decretales extravagantes. See B‑469.

MM6r [Colophon.]

MM6r Brant, Sebastian: [Verse addressed] ‘ad studiosos iuris alumnos'. Incipit: ‘Si Clementis opus, post cuncta volumina iuris | Canonici cupias perlegere o inuenis'; 7 elegiac distichs.


Imprint: Basel: Johann Froben and Johann Amerbach, 1 Dec. 1500. 4°.


Collation: Part I: Aa6 a–y8 z4 [et]8; part II: AA–LL8 MM6.

Illustrations: Schematic woodcut diagrams on Aa3v and Aa5r. On Aa6v, a woodcut: see Schramm XXII pl. 1107; Schreiber V 3530, refers to 3529, which records six roundels, rather than five. BSB‑Ink identifies it as the work of the ‘Meister des Verardus'.


ISTC: ib01015000

GW: GW 4905;

Hain: HC *3626;

Goff: Goff B‑1015;


Proctor: Pr 7767;

Others: BSB‑Ink B‑735; Sack, Freiburg, 787; Schramm XXII p. 46 and pl. 1107; Schreiber V 3530; not in Sheppard.

LCN: 13911237


Copy number: B-477(1)

Binding: Contemporary German (possibly Augsburg, Kyriß workshop no. 84; Schunke–Schwenke–Rabenau 12) blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, with a boss and four corner-pieces on each cover; two clasps lost. Letter-stamping ‘Sext et de' at the head of the upper cover. On the upper cover fillets form an outer frame, within which with a hunt roll (Kyriß pl. 171, no. 1; Schunke–Schwenke pl. 146 no. 14, where it is ascribed to Augsburg); further fillets form an inner frame, decorated with a repeated foliate stamp. The inner rectangle is decorated with a repeated circular eagle stamp. On the lower cover fillets form a double frame, within which is the animal and floral roll. The inner rectangle is divided by triple fillets into four triangular compartments, each containing the circular eagle stamp. On the spine is the repeated circular eagle stamp. On Aa1r, a pencil note by Albert Ehrman ascribes the binding to Tegernsee.

Size: 225 × 165 × 68 mm.

Size of leaf: 217 × 153 mm.

On Aa2r a seven-line initial ‘C', on Aa3v a six-line initial ‘A', and, on AA2r a nine-line initial ‘I', are all supplied in blue, with foliate scrolling in white, on a gold ground. In the lower margins of Aa2r and AA2r, and the outer margin of A3v, floral decoration are supplied in blue, green, maroon, pink, yellow, and red, with silver dots. A paragraph mark is supplied in red and underlining in red on Aa1r. Woodcut on Aa6v coloured in red, yellow, and green.

Provenance: Old shelfmark ‘104' changed to ‘105' in black ink on the fore-edge. Nineteenth-century label with old shelfmark on the back: ‘Z83 (1500)'. Albert Ehrman (1890-1969); armorial book-plate; accession no. ‘291': purchased by Ehrman from McLeish and Sons in 1929 for £10. 10. 0. Presented in 1978 by John Ehrman.

SHELFMARK: Broxb. 29.3.

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