Crescentiis, Petrus de
Analysis of Content
[*2r] Crescentiis, Petrus de: ‘Epistola commodorum ruralium' [addressed to] Aimericus [Giliani] de Placentia. Incipit: ‘[V]enerabili in Christo patri . . . Cum presentem librum . . .’ See C‑477.
[*6r] Crescentiis, Petrus de: Ruralia commoda. Dedicated to Charles II [of Anjou], king of Jerusalem and Sicily. Incipit: ‘[E]xcellentissimo principi . . . [C]um ex uirtute prudentie . . .’ See C‑477; also Sorbelli, ‘Bibliografia', 322.
Imprint: Strasbourg: [Printer of the 1483 Jordanus de Quedlinburg (Georg Husner)], 9 Mar. 1486. Folio.
Collation: [*6] a8 b–y6 z8. Gathering [*] is numbered but not signed.
GW: GW 7824;
Hain: HC *5831;
Goff: Goff C‑968;
BMC: BMC I 134;
Proctor: Pr 602;
Others: BSB‑Ink C‑697; Sheppard 466.
Copy number: C-481(1)
Wanting the blank leaf z8.
Binding: Contemporary German (possibly Gaming) blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards; two clasps lost. On both covers fillets form a frame; two sets of horizontal fillets divide the inner rectangle into two narrow rectangular compartments and one large one; in the narrow compartments are tendril and rosette stamps; in the large one headed-outline tools make up merrythoughts surrounding fleurons. A similar binding (Broxb. 17.6) was ascribed to the monastery of Gaming and dated c.1491 by Nixon, Broxbourne, no. 11, but the attribution was disputed by F. Geldner, ‘Bekannte und unbekannte bayerische Klosterbuchbindereien der spätgotischen Zeit', Börsenblatt für den deutschen Buchhandel, Frankfurter Ausgabe, no. 75a (22 Sept. 1958).
Size: 313 × 220 × 50 mm.
Size of leaf: 298 × 200 mm.
Initials are supplied in red.
Provenance: Seemanshausen, Bavaria, Augustinian Hermits, S. Maria Magdalena; on a2r an inscription: ‘Ad conuentum Seemanshusanum ord. Erem. S. P. Augustini'. Acquired between 1847 and c.1892; the shelfmark indicates that this may be a duplicate from Munich, Royal Library acquired in 1850; not in Catalogus (1843) with Appendix.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 5Q inf. 2.5.
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