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Bod-Inc: J-097

Johannes XXI, Pont. Max. (Petrus Hispanus)

Summulae logicales; with ‘Commentum nouum', et al.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.] ‘Commentum nouum in primum et quartum tractatus(!) Petri Hispani cum commento paruorum logicalium Marsilii'.

a2r Commentum novum in primum et quartum tractatum Petri Hispani. Incipit: ‘[C]irca initium Paruorum logicalium. Queritur primo vtrum logica sit scientia. Priusquam magistri Petri Hispani textum aggrediar de certis notandis mouendisque dubiis videre restat . . .’

a3r Petrus Hispanus [Johannes XXI, Pont. Max.]: Summulae logicales. Incipit: ‘[D]ialectica est ars artium scientia scientiarum ad omnium methodorum principia viam habens . . .’ See Joseph P. Mullally, The Summulae Logicales of Peter of Spain, Publications in Mediaeval Studies, University of Notre Dame, 8 (Notre Dame, Ind., 1945, repr. 1960), no. 53; Severin Corsten, ‘Universities and early printing', in Bibliography and the Study of 15th-Century Civilisation, ed. Lotte Hellinga and John Goldfinch, British Library Occasional Papers, 5 (London, 1987), 83-123, at 88-94. The anonymous commentary alternates with lemmata of the text.

o4v ‘Commentum in tractatum de suppositionibus Marsilii ab Inghen'. Incipit: ‘[C]irca tractatum Marsilii de suppositionibus mouetur dubium istud. Utrum tractatus Marsilii de suppositionibus sit ab alijs tractatibus logice distinctus . . .’ See Egbert Bos, Marsilius of Inghen: Treatises on the Properties of Terms, Synthese Historical Library, 22 (Dordrecht, 1983); Bos refers to a later edition, Hagenau 1503, following Lohr and ultimately Gerhard Ritter, Studien zur Spätscholastik.

B7v [Publicity for the book.] Incipit: ‘Quisquis dialectice veritatis persuasionibus contra paralogisantium insultus fultiri desideras . . .’


Imprint: Basel: Nicolaus Kesler, 20 June 1487. 4°.


Collation: a–z [et] [con] [ter] A B8.


ISTC: ij00236340

Hain: HC *8707;


Proctor: Pr 7661;

Others: BSB‑Ink C‑479; CIBN J‑159; Sack, Freiburg, 2775; Sheppard 2473.


Copy number: J-097(1)

Binding: Contemporary blind-tooled half pigskin, much worn, over wooden boards, one catch lost, remains of a clasp. Remains of a contemporary square label at the head of upper cover. At the head of the spine, two eighteenth-century labels bearing the title and shelfmark ‘38'. ‘24' in pencil in the upper left-hand corner of the front pastedown. Strips of parchment from a manuscript (canon law?) written in various twelfth- and thirteenth-century hands visible in the binding.

Size: 223 × 160 × 53 mm.

Size of leaf: 213 × 153 mm.

Marginal notes, in some sections frequent, mainly extracting key words and structuring the text, in an early German hand. ‘N: 91' on a1r in the same hand.

Paragraph marks, underlining of chapter headings, and capital strokes are supplied in red. The printed title is traced in the rubricator's red ink.

Provenance: Tegernsee, Bavaria, Benedictines, S. Quirinus; inscription on the front pastedown: ‘Bibliotheca Tegerseensis 1783'; worn shelfmark label on the upper cover: ‘J 6'(?). Royal Library, Munich; duplicate. Munich shelfmark, Inc. 503, and ‘Dupl' on slip pasted onto front pastedown; duplicate number ‘454b' on a1r. Purchased from Caspar Haugg, 30 Nov. 1885, Catalogue 78 no. 24, for 8 Marks; see Library Bills (1885) no. 381.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 4Q 6.48.

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