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Bod-Inc: G-184


Decretum (ed. Gisbert de Stoutenburch).


Analysis of Content

a1v Gisbert de Stoutenburch: [Editorial introduction.] ‘Ghiisbertus de Stoutenburch omnibus in iure pontificio studentibus salutem plurimam dicens.’ Incipit: ‘[E]tsi antea sepenumero . . .’ Dated 25 Jan. 1480.

a2r Gratianus: Decretum. Edited by Gisbert de Stoutenburch, as stated in the colophon. [Pars I. Rubric.] ‘In nomine sancte et indiuidue trinitatis incipit concordia discordantium Canonum. Ac primum de iure constitutionis nature humane. Rubrica.’ [Textus.] ‘[H]umanum genus duobus regitur naturali uidelicet iure et moribus . . .’ See G‑178.

a2r 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.

n2v Gratianus: [Pars II.] ‘[Q]uidam habens filium . . .’ See G‑178.

P5r [Tractatus de penitentia.] ‘His breuiter decursis in quibus . . . Sunt enim qui dicunt quemlibet criminis veniam . . .’ See G‑178.

U1v [Pars III. Tractatus de consecratione.] ‘[D]e ecclesiarum consecratione et missarum celebrationibus . . . Tabernaculum . . .’ See G‑178.

Z11v [Colophon acknowledging the contribution of Gisbert de Stoutenburch.]


Imprint: Venice: Adam de Rottweil, [not before 25 Jan. 1480]. 4°.


Collation: a–e12 f–h8 i12 k l8 m12 n10 o–z A–V12 X8 Y10 Z12.


ISTC: ig00369000

GW: GW 11361;

Hain: HC *7882;

Goff: Goff G‑369;

BMC: BMC V 250;

Proctor: Pr 4420;

Others: BSB‑Ink G‑261; Sheppard 3552; Will 15.

LCN: 14553096


Copy number: G-184(1)

Wanting the blank leaf Z12.

Binding: Contemporary German blind-tooled pigskin over bevelled wooden boards, clasps and catches lost; four parchment index tabs. On the upper cover quadruple fillets form a triple frame; within the outer frame a lozenge-shaped pomegranate stamp; within the second frame a circular lamb-and-flag stamp, lozenge-shaped eagle stamp, and an octagonal rosette stamp; the inner rectangle is divided by diagonal triple fillets into four triangular compartments, each with a square stamp with S. Catherine, a fleur-de-lis stamp, and the octagonal rosette stamp. On the lower cover quadruple fillets form an intersecting double frame; within the outer frame a lozenge-shaped foliate stamp at the four corners, the lamb-and-flag and the floral stamps on the sides; the inner rectangle is divided by quadruple fillets into triangular and lozenge-shaped compartments. Title and paper labels on the spine. Title across the upper edge:`Decretum'; across the fore-edge: ‘Distinctiones centum et una', ‘Cause 36', ‘De pe[nitentia] di[stinctiones] 7', ‘De conse[cratione] di[stinctiones] 5.’

Size: 240 × 175 × 75 mm.

Size of leaf: 223 × 160 mm.

Front pastedown, front endleaf, back endleaf, and back pastedown (the latter now mostly torn away, while an impression of text left on the back board) consists of four mid-thirteenth-century manuscript parchment leaves containing Boethius, De Divisione, with an interlinear gloss; see Margaret T. Gibson, Lesley Smith, and Joseph Ziegler, Codices Boethiani, I (London, 1995), 183 no. 168.

On a1r early notes in German; upper left: ‘Quare Lutherus ius canonicum combusserit, habes 2 to[mus] operum M[artini] L[utheri] p. 119 a, Latina edit[ione] anno 62 Wittenb[ergensis]'; middle right: ‘D. Luth[er] 378 b. serm[ones] conui[uales]. Decretum ist ein zusamen gerafft ding, wie ein betlers mantel zuhauff geflikht, von vilen haderlumpen, ein jedlicher theologe soll sie lesen, doch cum judicio. 1 Thes. 5. plura ibi 379 a'; lower portion: ‘Luther. Geistlich recht ist ein shendlich buch, das nach geld stinkht, nim[m] daraus ehrgeitikeit v[nd] geitz, so wird nichts drinnen bleiben von seinem wesen.' Early marginal annotations, mostly extracting key words.

On a2r an eight-line initial is supplied in blue edged in green with red pen-work decoration. Other three-, four-, and six-line initials are supplied in blue, some with red pen-work decoration.

Provenance: Stuttgart, Württemberg, Augustinian Canons; inscription on a1r: ‘Conventus Stuotgardiensis'. Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-plate on front pastedown; sale (1835), lot 1866. Purchased for £0. 7. 0; see Books Purchased (1835), 12.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 3Q 5.5.

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