Duns Scotus, Johannes
Quodlibeta (ed. Philippus de Bagnacavallus).
Analysis of Content
AA2r Duns Scotus, Johannes: Quodlibeta. Edited by Philippus de Bagnacavallus, as stated in the colophon. See D‑161.
GG5v ‘Tabula questionum quolibetalium'.
Imprint: Venice: Bonetus Locatellus, for Octavianus Scotus, 3 Feb. 1497/8. Folio.
Remarks: Often found with Quaestiones in quatuor libros Sententiarum (Goff D‑383).
Collation: AA–FF8 GG6.
GW: GW 9072;
Hain: HCR 6437;
Goff: Goff D‑397;
BMC: BMC V 449;
Proctor: Pr 5075;
Others: BSB‑Ink D‑322; Oates 1992; Rhodes 721; Sack, Freiburg, 1298; Sheppard 4230.
Copy number: D-165(1)
1. Johannes Duns Scotus, Quaestiones in quatuor libros Sententiarum. Venice: Bonetus Locatellus, for Octavianus Scotus, 18 Dec. 1497 (D‑170(1)).
Binding: Sixteenth-century (second half) Italian laced case hair sheep parchment binding; endband slips only, laced through cover; yapp edges; remains of two tawed ties and of two blue cloth index tabs; edges blue. Two manuscript titles, one across the head of the spine in a seventeenth/eighteenth-century hand, the other (probably the work of a bookseller), with the name of the author, running along the spine in a sixteenth-century hand.
Size: 325 × 226 × 45 mm.
Size of leaf: 322 × 215 mm.
Manuscript title on spine.
Provenance: Serrasanquirico, Monastero di Santa Lucia; inscription on a1r of item 1 in a sixteenth-century hand: ‘Monasterii Sancte Lucie Serra Sanquirici'. Serrasanquirico, Biblioteca Comunale; stamp on recto of front endleaf: ‘Biblioteca comunale Serra San Quirico'. Purchased on 9 Dec. 1914 from Percy Mordaunt Barnard for £25; see Library Bills (1914).
SHELFMARK: Inc. c. I4.1497.2(2).
Copy number: D-165(2)
1. Johannes Duns Scotus, Quaestiones in quatuor libros Sententiarum. Venice: Bonetus Locatellus, for Octavianus Scotus, 18 Dec. 1497 (D‑170(2)).
Binding: Contemporary English (Oxford? ‘Fishtail binder'(?), but see Oldham, Blind-stamped Bindings, 22) calf over wooden boards, with two metal clasps; rebacked. On both covers fillets form intersecting concentric frames; within the outer frame is a square stamp of interlocking birds and a lozenge-shaped decorative stamp (Oldham, Blind-stamped Bindings, pl. XVIII, no. 163); within the second frame is a floral roll. The inner rectangle is divided into lozenge-shaped and triangular compartments decorated with the two stamps. Reproduced in Geoffrey D. Hobson, Thirty Bindings (London, 1926), pl. I. F‑052(3). Marsilius Ficinus (GW 9885; Broxb. 29.16) was bound by the same binder. Title along the fore-edge.
Size: 334 × 225 × 50 mm.
Size of leaf: 322 × 215 mm.
Late thirteenth-century manuscript pastedowns containing fragments of lines 1354-1513 of Aymeri de Narbonne; see Fanni Bogdanow, ‘Un nouveau fragment d’Aymeri de Narbonne’, Romania, 84 (1963), 380-9; another fragment extracted from the binding was presented to the British Museum on 4 Apr. 1925, and is British Library, MS. Add. 41295 (G); see letter to Albert Ehrman from Victor Scholderer, dated 2 Apr. 1925, with accompanying observations from the Department of Manuscripts, BM, and Ehrman's annotations.
Title on fore-edge in a sixteenth-century hand.
Provenance: John Stokes († by July 1503). Windsor, St George's Chapel; presented by Stokes; an inscription on aa1r: ‘Liber collegii sancti Georgii infra castrum de Windesor ex dono magistri Stoks'; letter, attached to recto of front endleaf, regarding provenance from Canon Dalton to A. Ehrman, dated 10 July 1924; see M. R. James, ‘The Manuscripts of St George's Chapel, Windsor', Library, NS 13 (1932), 55-76, with this item noted at p. 62, and Ker, Medieval Libraries, 203, 216. Albert Ehrman (1890-1969); armorial book-plate; purchased in 1924 for £7. 7. 0; accession no. ‘779/80'. Presented in 1978 by John Ehrman.
SHELFMARK: Broxb. 34.5(2).
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