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Bod-Inc: F-021

Ferrariis, Johannes Petrus de

Practica nova judicialis.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a2r Ferrariis, Johannes Petrus de: Practica nova judicialis. Incipit: ‘[Q]uoniam vita breuis ac incerta qua fruimur . . .'; explicit: ‘qui potentiores. ff. de of. perfidis. et ibi omnino videas. Et sic est finis huic operi . . .’

B9v [Colophon.]

AA1v [Table of contents.]

AA2r ‘Tabula seu repertorium'.

AA11v ‘Ad commendationem operis'. Incipit: ‘Practica celebris legum doctoris domini Johannis Petri de Ferrariis ciuis Papiensis . . .'; explicit: ‘ . . . in dies fructus metent.’


Imprint: [Lyons]: Perrinus Lathomi and Bonifacius Johannis, 29 Oct. 1494. 4°.


Collation: a–z [et] [con] [rum] A8 B10 AA12.


ISTC: if00116000

GW: GW 9823;

Hain: R 1516;

Goff: Goff F‑116;

Proctor: not in Pr;

Others: Polain 1474; Sheppard 6596.

LCN: 14383735


Copy number: F-021(1)

The colophon is on B9v, as GW, not on B9r, as Polain. Leaf B10 is blank, as GW, not as Polain.

Binding: Quarter brown leather over pasteboard, rebound in 1989 by the Bodleian Library, replacing the damaged contemporary blind-tooled calf over wooden boards; on the upper cover a metal boss and four corner-pieces, one lost; on the lower, a metal boss and four corner-pieces, three lost; remains of metal clasps (now Inc. d. F2.1494.2*). On both covers fillets form an outer border within which is a repeated quatrefoil tool. Fillets form a frame, within which is a lattice-work roll. Further fillets form the inner rectangle which is decorated with a large rosette stamp and a small lozenge-shaped ornamental stamp.

Size of new binding: 260 × 177 × 53 mm.

Size of leaf: 252 × 169 mm.

Copious early marginal notes, mostly in one hand, summarizing the text and excerpting key words and passages; underlining in the text, pointing hands, ‘nota' marks, and scribbles, including human faces. On recto and verso of rear endleaf, three sixteenth-century medical recipes, two in Latin and one in French.

Provenance: Inscription, with price, on a1r in a sixteenth-century hand: ‘Emptus ab heredibuus defuncti domini C[ ]rumb[ ] 18 Ass.' Johannes Gerberius, doctor of laws, sixteenth century; inscription on a1r: ‘Ex libris Joannis Gerberii I:V:D'. Cancelled inscription on a1r. J. B. Desgrand; printed label: ‘J.-B. Desgrand, Avocat, à Annonay'. Paul Desgrand (1799-1878); stamp on a1r: ‘Paul Desgrand, Lyon'. Purchased in 1966 from Pierre Brun, out of the Gordon Duff Fund.

SHELFMARKS: Inc. d. F2.1494.2, Inc. d. F2.1494.2*.

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