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Bod-Inc: G-185




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 . . . [H]umanum genus. Tractaturus Gratianus de iure canonico . . .’ See G‑178.

l1r Gratianus: [Pars II.] ‘Incipit causa I. [Q]uidam habens filium . . .’ See G‑178.

ii7r [Tractatus de penitentia.] ‘His breuiter decursis . . . Incipit distinctio I. [S]unt enim qui dicunt quamlibet criminis veniam . . .’ See G‑178.

nn8v [Pars III. Tractatus de consecratione.] ‘De consecracione ecclesiarum . . . [D]e ecclesiarum consecratione et missarum celebrationibus . . . [T]abernaculum . . .’ See G‑178.

qq10r [Colophon.]


Imprint: Basel: Michael Wenssler, 19 Aug. 1481. Folio.


Collation: a–c10 d8 e6 f–i10 k8 l–p10 q–s8 t–z aa bb10 cc12 dd ee10 ff12 gg hh10 ii12 kk ll10 mm8+1 nn–qq10.


ISTC: ig00370000

GW: GW 11362;

Hain: H *7895;

Goff: Goff G‑370;

Proctor: Pr 7494;

Others: BSB‑Ink G‑262; Hillard 907; Sheppard 2340; Will 16.

LCN: 14553153


Copy number: G-185(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century half calf over pasteboards covered with green cloth; probably rebound for Sotheby's. Title along the upper and lower edges.

Size: 424 × 298 × 72 mm.

Size of leaf: 414 × 283 mm.

On the front endleaf a note, probably by Mathias Kint: ‘Si Gratianus non autenticas observasset Decretales minores haberet difficultates et esset theologice sapidiores.' Also on the front endleaf: ‘vi fl', possibly a price. Extensively annotated by Mathias Kint and probably by Christophorus Fridericus a Vorburg.

On a1r a miniature showing a seated pope with an author and his book on a green, blue, and gold background, within a red and green segmented frame; see Melnikas, Corpus of Miniatures, I, 3-104. In the lower margin an acanthus-leaf decoration in green, blue, purple, and gold surrounds Mathias Kint's coat of arms. Six-, eight-, nine-, and ten-line initials are supplied in interlocked red and blue, some with brown pen-work infill provided by one of the annotators; red or blue initials.

Provenance: Mathias Kint (sixteenth century); his name in the upper margin of a1r, his arms, a naked boy holding a flower and a fruit on a red ground, in the lower margin; on qq10r: ‘Mathias Kint doctor canonicus ecclesie Eystetensis'. Christophorus Fridericus a Vorburg (seventeenth century); inscription on a1r: ‘Sum ex libris Cristophori Friderici a Vorburg in Delsberg titulo donationis. Anno 1636'. Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label; sale (1835), lot 2377. Purchased for £1. 9. 0; see Books Purchased (1835), 12.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 3Q 2.2.

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