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Bod-Inc: J-154

Johannes de Fonte

Compendium librorum Sententiarum.


Analysis of Content

[a2r] Johannes de Fonte: Compendium librorum Sententiarum. Incipit: ‘[A]d preces studentium dum essem lector in monte Pessulano . . . Veteris ac noue legis. Distinctio prima continet conclusiones decem. Prima quod tractatus sacre pagine . . .’ See Stegmüller, Repertorium commentariorum, I 217-18 no. 446; VL IV 595-6; Volker Honemann, ‘Petrus Lombardus in Mittelhochdeutscher sprache: die sentenzenabbreviation des Johannes de Fonte', ZfdA 109 (1980), 1251-75. Also Jacqueline Hamesse, ‘Johannes de Fonte, compilateur des “Parvi flores": Le témoignage de plusieurs manuscrits de la Bibliothèque Vaticane', Archivum Franciscanum Historicum, 88, (1995), 515-31.


Imprint: [Augsburg: Günther Zainer, 1475-6]. Folio.


Collation: [a–e10 f–g8].

Illustrations: Woodcut initials.


ISTC: ij00314000

Hain: HC Addenda, *7225;

Goff: Goff J‑314;

BMC: BMC II 324;

Proctor: Pr 1557;

Others: BSB‑Ink I‑391; CIBN J‑209; Sack, Freiburg, 2061; Sheppard 1165.

LCN: 14496885


Copy number: J-154(1)

Wanting the blank leaf [a1].

Binding: Nineteenth-century calf; bound for the Bodleian Library. Yellow-edged leaves.

Size: 302 × 214 × 14 mm.

Size of leaf: 294 × 207 mm.

Marginal note, mainly commenting on the text, on [c3v], and a few pointing hands in an early hand. Early manuscript foliation: ‘94-157'.

On [a2r] a woodcut initial coloured in red with red pen-work decoration. Paragraph marks, underlining of chapter headings, line fillers, and capital strokes are supplied in red.

Provenance: Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; ‘Dupl' and ‘5878' on [a2r]. Acquired between 1847 and c.1892, probably in 1850; not in Catalogus (1843) with Appendix.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 5Q 4.18.

Copy number: J-154(2)


A ‘pull' of [e3r] and [e8v] only, with type area 240 × 115 mm.

Printed on one side only of two conjugate leaves. Formerly used as pastedowns in the binding of B‑327(1) (Biblia. Augsburg: [Günther Zainer, not after 1474]); see there for details of binding and acquisition.

Binding: Bound in a modern guard-book.

SHELFMARK: Vet. A1 a.4(14).

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