De auferibilitate Papae.
Analysis of Content
[a1r] Gerson, Johannes: De auferibilitate Papae. Gerson, Oeuvres, III no. 102, 294-313.
Imprint: [Paris: Ulrich Gering, Martin Crantz, Michael Friburger, c.1473]. 4°.
Remarks: Hillard dates [c.1474] from the types; Sheppard [c.1473-4].
Collation: [a b8].
GW: GW 10726;
Hain: HC 7670;
Goff: Goff G‑193;
Proctor: Pr 7851;
Others: Hillard 880; Sheppard 6079.
Copy number: G-093(1)
1. Johannes Gerson, De ecclesiastica potestate et de origine iuris et legum tractatus. [Paris: Ulrich Gering, Martin Crantz, Michael Friburger, c.1473-4] (G‑124);
3. Johannes Gerson, De contractibus. [Paris: Ulrich Gering, Martin Crantz, Michael Friburger, c.1473-4] (G‑107);
4. Johannes Gerson, Conclusiones de diversis materiis moralibus, sive De regulis mandatorum. [Paris: Ulrich Gering, Martin Crantz, Michael Friburger, c.1473] (G‑103).
Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled brown morocco; gilt-edged leaves; marbled pastedowns. All four items are decorated by the same hand, suggesting that they have travelled together from soon after they were printed.
Size: 208 × 145 × 36 mm.
Size of leaf: 200 × 136 mm.
Initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red; ‘line and circle' decoration supplied in red, and appearing in all four items; capitals touched with yellow wash.
The title of item 2 has been amended in early ink from ‘de auferibilitate pape ab ecclesia tractatus' to ‘de inauferibilitate . . .’
Provenance: Renatus Desmaret (fifteenth/sixteenth century). Nantes, Val de Loire, Franciscans; inscription on [d7v] of item 4: ‘Frater Renatus Desmaret(?) conuentus Na[nn]et[e]n[sis] ordinis Minorum'; on [a1r] of item 1 is a partly unread note ‘de la bibliotheque [ ] coue[nt?]', partly cropped, in the same wording and by the same hand as one in N‑082, which has at the end of item 2 an inscription of the Nantes Franciscans in a fifteenth/sixteenth-century hand. Alfred John Horwood (1821-1881); inscription on the verso of the front endleaf of item 1: ‘Alfred Horwood, Temple'; sale (1883), lot 1034; purchased in 1883; not included in Quaritch's invoice for the sale, Library Bills (1883), no. 203, but see The Bodleian Library in 1882-7, a Report from the Librarian (Oxford, 1888), 19.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 4Q 5.41(2).
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