Cinus de Pistorio (Sinibaldi, Guittone)
Lectura super Codicem (I, II).
Analysis of Content
aa1r Cinus de Sigisbuldis de Pistorio: Lectura super Codicem (books VI–IX). Incipit: ‘[S]eruum fugitiuum . . .’ See Guido Astuti, ‘Cino da Pistoia e la giurisprudenza del suo tempo', in Colloquio Cino da Pistoia (Roma, 25 ottobre 1975), Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Atti dei covegni Lincei, 18 (Rome, 1976), 129-152, at 137.
ꝙ̃9v [Second colophon.]
Imprint: Pavia: Franciscus Girardengus, 5 Sept.; 7 Oct. 1483. Folio.
Collation: a–c10 d8 d–f h10 i j6 k–z8 [et] [con]8 [rum]10 A B8 C10 D–K aa–zz [et][et] [con][con] [rum][rum] ꝶ8 ꝙ̃10.
GW: GW 7046;
Hain: HC *13023;
Others: Hillard 637; Oates 2651; Sack, Freiburg, 1031; Sheppard 5841.
Copy number: C-348(1)
Vol. 2 only (super Codice VI–IX). Wanting ꝶ7.
Binding: Contemporary German blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards, two clasps lost; back very worn. On the upper cover fillets form a double intersecting frame; within the outer frame is a large round rosette stamp and a lozenge-shaped stamp with an oak branch; within the inner frame a repeated headed-outline tool; the inner rectangle is filled with merrythoughts surrounding fleurons. On the lower cover fillets form a double intersecting frame. The head and tail compartments of the frame are divided by fillets into triangular compartments, each of which contains the smaller rosette stamp. The inner rectangle is divided by fillets into lozenge-shaped compartments; in the compartments the large rosette stamp and a smaller rosette stamp.
Size: 417 × 280 × 68 mm.
Size of leaf: 404 × 277 mm.
Fragments from a grammatical manuscript used as reinforcing strips.
On aa1r an eight-line initial is supplied in red with pen-work decoration (mayflowers) in the area defined by the letter and extensions in red. Other initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red; red capital strokes and underlining.
Provenance: Probably a duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; ‘Dplum' on verso of front endleaf. Possibly Henry Bryant (1721-1799). W. D. Sohier (nineteenth century); on front flyleaf inscription: ‘W. D. Sohier from Dr. Henry Bryant'. Presented by Mrs D. L. Reeves of Cold Ash, Newbury, in 1961; see ‘Notable Accessions: Printed Books', BLR 6,6 (1961), 666 and letter from Mrs Reeves pasted inside upper cover.
SHELFMARK: Inc. b. I23.1483.1.
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