Analysis of Content
a1r Costa, Stephanus: De ludo. Incipit: ‘[I]nualuit. Crebro in auribus meis . . .’
b6r [Poem.] Incipit: ‘Sunt ibi quos leges ludi cessere profunde'; 6 elegiac distichs.
Imprint: Pavia: Martinus de Lavalle, 20 Aug. 1489. Folio.
Collation: a b6.
GW: GW 7809;
Hain: HC *5785;
Goff: Goff C‑947;
BMC: BMC VII 1012;
Proctor: Pr 7095;
Others: BSB‑Ink C‑686; Rhodes 635; Sheppard 5861-2.
LCN: 13955715, 14421660
Copy number: C-467(1)
Binding: Paper wrappers consisting of fragments of four bifolia from a seventeenth-century(?) Italian history of the Council of Trent.
Size: 391 × 282 × 4 mm.
Size of leaf: 391 × 279 mm.
Provenance: Purchased for £0. 12. 6; see Books Purchased (1847), 8.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 3Q 3.28.
Copy number: C-467(2)
1. Hieronymus Zanettinus, Contrarietates seu diversitates inter ius civile et canonicum; Casus conscientiales. Bologna: Franciscus (Plato) de Benedictis, 24 Apr. 1490 (Z‑006);
2. Matthaeus Mattaselanus, De successionibus ab intestato. Turin: Jacobus Suigus and Nicolaus de Benedictis, 22 Apr. 1490 (M‑148);
3. Johannes de Lignano, De bello, repressalis et duello. Pavia: Christophorus de Canibus, 31 May 1487 (L‑107).
Binding: Contemporary north Italian (Pavia or Bologna) university binding, c.1490: blind-tooled quarter calf over wooden boards, bevelled inwards. Light brown sheep spine, blind-tooled. Four clasps hinging on the upper cover and catches lacking; both clasps and catches were secured by three nails arranged in an inverted triangle. The leather projects 100 mm over the boards and is decorated by superimposed crosses and saltires, formed by pairs of double lines, with a knot-work tool at the points of junction. Parchment label with a five-line title in a rounded Bolognese book-hand pasted on the upper cover. Sewn on four split white leather bands drawn through a short tunnel and secured in grooves on the outside of the boards by metal nails. Headbands wanting. The white leather cords were drawn into diagonal grooves on the outsides of the boards (and nailed?). Pale brown edges, title CONTRARIET. written upside down along the lower edge.
Size: 424 × 277 × 35 mm.
Size of leaf: 407 × 274 mm.
A few marginal notes, mainly extracting key words, in a sixteenth-century hand, on item 1 and 2 only. On front endleaf, list of contents in an eighteenth-century hand.
Provenance: On the first page of every item and on a1r of item 4 a stamped crest (used by several families, according to Sheppard): a demi-lion gardant. Maffeo Pinelli (1735-1785); see Morelli (1787), I no. 1108; sale (1789), lot 6018, for £0. 5. 6; the buyer is not named in the annotated catalogue. Purchased from William George's Sons Ltd, according to a note on front endleaf.
SHELFMARK: Inc. b. I1(4).
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