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Bod-Inc: G-181




Analysis of Content

[a1r] Gratianus: Decretum. [Pars I. Rubric.] ‘Incipit concordia discordantium canonum ac primum de iure nature et humane constitutionis. Rubrica.’ [Textus.] ‘[H]umanum genus duobus regitur naturali videlicet iure et moribus . . .’ See G‑178.

[a1r] Bartholomaeus Brixiensis: [Glossa ordinaria in Decretum.] ‘[Q]uoniam nouis superuenientibus causis nouis est remediis succurrendum . . . Humanum genus. Tractaturus Gratianus de iure canonico . . .’ See G‑178.

[n1r] Gratianus: [Pars II.] ‘[Q]uidam habens filium . . .’ See G‑178.

[R1r] [Tractatus de penitentia.] ‘[H]is breuiter decursis in quibus . . . [S]unt enim qui dicunt quamlibet criminis veniam . . .’ See G‑178.

[X7r] [Pars III. Tractatus de consecratione.] ‘[D]e ecclesiarum consecratione et missarum celebrationibus . . . [T]abernaculum . . .’ See G‑178.

[bb7r] [Colophon.]


Imprint: Basel: Bernhard Richel, 10 June 1476. Folio.


Collation: [a8 b–d10 e8 f g10 h i6 k l8 m6 n o10 p q8 r s6 t8 u10 x8 y6+1 z A10 B C8 D E10 F8 G8+1 H I10 K10 L10+1 M10 N8 O6 P8 Q6 R–X10 Y8 Z6 aa bb8].

Remarks: GW collates ‘ . . . Y Z aa bb8’.

Illustrations: Woodcut initials.


ISTC: ig00365000

GW: GW 11356;

Hain: H *7888; R 200 = 540;

Goff: Goff G‑365;


Proctor: Pr 7529 = 7485;

Others: BSB‑Ink G‑257; Sheppard 2370-1; Will 7 = 8 = 11.

LCN: 14553080, 14553181


Copy number: G-181(1)

Wanting the blank leaf [bb8].

A single leaf has been inserted, datable to 1611 and containing: ‘Carmen Nuptiale. | Sponsus virque, hospes ducit, moderatur, adoptat, | Te, sedes, cunctos, foedere, uoce, domu. | Virgo, sponsa, puella, relinquit, honorat, adauget, | matrem, sponsum, et herum, limine, corde, manu.' Followed by: ‘Carmen Numerale. | OrtVs septeMbrI Vt bIs seX soL cVrrIt ab aXe, | nVbIt et eCCe graVI, beLLa pVeLLa VIro.' The two poems are contained in a circular wreath of pink flowers, leaves, and clouds. In the lower margin:`Georgius Aichecer(?) Hoffwerter Auz(?) haas(?) belz(?); Actus 12 Septembris | Anno ut in Carmine.’

Binding: Contemporary blind-tooled dark pigskin over wooden boards. Rebacked and re-covered with the original back strip and covers preserved. On both covers double fillets form a frame; within the frame the inner rectangle is divided by double fillets into triangular and lozenge-shaped compartments. Traces of two clasps on the upper cover, now lost. Paper label on the upper part of the spine: ‘Barth. Brix. opus super Gratiani Decretum. 139'. Title across the fore-edge.

Size: 476 × 327 × 120 mm.

Size of leaf: 462 × 315 mm.

Early marginal annotations, extracting key words and correcting the text. The numbers of the ‘quaestiones' are added in black ink to the printed running headlines.

Provenance: Au am Inn, Bavaria, Augustinian Canons, BVM et S. Felicitas; inscription on [a1r]: ‘Monasterii B. M. V. et S. Felicitatis in AV. 1637'. Printed book-label dated 1778 with shelfmark ‘Miscellan. B. 1. 6'. Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; shelfmark, ‘Inc. [ ] No. 139', and ‘Duplum 574' on slip pasted on the front pastedown; bookmark with ‘574'. Acquired between 1847 and c.1892; not in Catalogus (1843) with Appendix.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 4Q inf. 1.5.

Copy number: G-181(2)

Wanting the woodcut initial on [a1r], the colophon, and the blank leaf [bb8].

Variants attributed by Pr to Wenssler.

Binding: Nineteenth-century half calf over pasteboards covered with green cloth; probably rebound for Sotheby's.

Size: 485 × 336 × 98 mm.

Size of leaf: 475 × 325 mm.

Provenance: Jamoigne, Luxembourg, Dominicans, S. Peter; on [a1r]: ‘Conv. Gemensis O. Fratrum Predicatorum'. Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label; sale (1835), lot 2375. Purchased for £0. 19. 0; see Books Purchased (1835), 12.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 3Q 1.3.

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