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Bod-Inc: G-232

Gregorius IX, Pont. Max

Decretales, cum glossa.


Analysis of Content

[a1r] Gregorius IX, Pont. Max.: Decretales. [Introduction.] ‘Incipit noua compilatio Decretalium Gregorii ix. [G]regorius episcopus seruus seruorum dei . . . [R]ex pacificus pia miseracione disposuit . . .’ See G‑231.

[a1r] Bernardus Parmensis: [Glossa ordinaria.] ‘[I]n huius libri principio quinque sunt precipue prenotanda . . .’

[a1v] Gregorius IX, Pont. Max.: [Liber I.] ‘De summa trinitate et fide catholica. [I]nnocentius iii in concilio generali. [F]irmiter credimus et simpliciter confitemur . . .’ See G‑231.

[l1r] Gregorius IX, Pont. Max.: [Liber II.] ‘Liber secundus. De iudiciis. Rubrica. [E]x concilio affricano. [D]e Quouultdeo Centuriensi episcopo . . .’ See G‑231.

[t1r] Gregorius IX, Pont. Max.: [Liber III.] ‘De vita et honestate clericorum. [E]x concilio Maguntino. [U]t laici secus altare . . .’ See G‑231.

[C2r] Gregorius IX, Pont. Max.: [Liber IV.] ‘Incipit quartus. [E]x concilio Triburiensi. [D]e Francia quidam nobilem . . .’ See G‑231.

[F1r] Gregorius IX, Pont. Max.: [Liber V.] ‘De accusationibus inquisitionibus et denuntiationibus. [F]elix papa. [S]i legitimus non fuerit accusator . . .’ See G‑231.

[L11r] [Colophon.]

[L12r] [Verse.] ‘Cur deus ultimis temporibus artis impressorie nouum seculo munus inuexerit.’ Nicholas Barker, ‘A Contemporary Panegyrist of the Invention of Printing: the Author of Grammatica Rhythmica', Incunabula, ed. Davies, 187-214, at 196.

[L12r] [Verse.] ‘Apologia vel excusatio cleri de ignorantia et carentia librorum.’ Barker, ‘Contemporary Panegyrist', 197.

[L12r] [Verse.] ‘Excusationis repulsio et artis impressorie commendatio.’ Barker, ‘Contemporary Panegyrist', 198.

[L12r] [Verse.] ‘Exhortatio ad comparandum libros.’ Barker, ‘Contemporary Panegyrist', 199.

[L12r] [Verse.] ‘Primorum artis magistrorum typus et Petri preconium.’ Heinrich Heidenheimer, ‘Das Begleitgedicht zum Justiniani Insitutiones-Drucke von 1468', in Gutenbergfestschrift zur Feier des 25jährigen Bestehens des Gutenbergmuseums in Mainz, ed. A. Ruppel (Mainz, 1925), 108-17, at 109.

[L12r] [Verse.] Barker, ‘Contemporary Panegyrist', 199.


Imprint: Mainz: Peter Schoeffer, 23 Nov. 1473. Folio.


Collation: [a–c10 d6 e4+1 f–h10 i k6 l m10 n8 o10+1 p q10 r8 s6+1 t–x10 y6 z6+1 A–C10 D8 E6 F G10 H8+1 I K10 L12].

Remarks: Collation as GW; 305 leaves, not 405 as stated in BMC.


ISTC: ig00447000

GW: GW 11451;

Hain: HC *7999;

Goff: Goff G‑447;

BMC: BMC I 30;

Proctor: Pr 103;

Others: BSB‑Ink G‑332; Sheppard 59-60. Microfiche: Unit 1: Mainz to 1480.

LCN: 14554026


Copy number: G-232(1)

On parchment.

Binding: Eighteenth-century French gold-tooled dark blue morocco, lined with pink silk; end paper watermarked ‘1749'. Gilt-edged leaves. Pink silk bookmark.

Size: 489 × 332 × 100 mm.

Size of leaf: 475 × 316 mm.

On [a1r] is a 16-line historiated miniature showing an author presenting his book to a pope; on the same leaf, a 25-line initial ‘I' is supplied in grey with foliate and floral extensions along the margins in green, blue, purple, pink, orange, and gold; the same foliate and floral decoration in the lower margin. A four-line initial is supplied in blue with gold infill. On [t1] four- to six-line initials are supplied in blue or red and blue, with purple infill pen-work decoration. Other initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue; red chapter headings and running chapter numbers in the upper margin.

Provenance: Justin, comte MacCarthy Reagh (1744-1811); sale (1815), lot 1119. Purchased from Payne and Foss for £52. 10. 0; see Cotton 340 and Books Purchased (1825), 12.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 4Q 1.9.

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