Johannes de Imola
In Clementinas opus (ed. Franciscus Brevius).
Analysis of Content
a2r Johannes de Imola: In Clementinas opus. Edited by Franciscus Brevius. ‘De rescriptis. Rubrica.’ Incipit: ‘[A]bbates. Gl.(?) summat et diuidit. Cle[mentina] diuiditur in duas: quia primo ponitur duplex prohibitio . . .’ See J‑166.
Imprint: Venice: Andreas Torresanus de Asula, 24 [or 23] Feb. 1492/3. Folio.
Hain: HR 9146;
Goff: Goff, Supplement, J‑345a;
BMC: BMC V 310;
Proctor: Pr 4727;
Others: BSB‑Ink I‑455; Oates 1868; Sheppard 3797.
Copy number: J-167(1)
Binding: Eighteenth-century basil, with azure-edged leaves.
Size: 419 × 288 × 45 mm.
Size of leaf: 410 × 282 mm.
Marginal notes, mainly extracting key words, ‘nota' marks, and pointing hands in a sixteenth-century Italian hand, the same as the one that added the ownership note on a2r. Unidentified shelfmarks on the front pastedown: ‘J. J. 3.', crossed out, and ‘X. 5.’
In the inner margin of a1r is the offset from a strip from a fourteenth-century manuscript, part of an earlier binding.
On a2r a nine-line Italian (Venetian) initial ‘A' is supplied in pink on a gold ground, with the area defined by the letter in blue edged in yellow, decorated with green, pink, and blue foliate decoration extending into the margins and ending with a gold dot; see Pächt and Alexander II, 112 no. pr. 107. Other initials are supplied in red or blue with reserved white decoration.
Provenance: Praglia (Padua), Veneto, Benedictines; inscription on a2r: ‘Est mon[aster]ij de Pratalea [ ] no. xxiiii'. Coats of arms: (1) gules a lion rampant argent holding a branch(?) in the dexter paw overall a fess argent; (2) gules a bar gemel argent in chief two lions passant affronted or in base six besants argent placed 3, 2, 1. Samuel Butler (1774-1839); sale, pt II, lot 1160. Purchased for £0. 18. 8; see annotated sale catalogue; listed without the price in Books Purchased (1840), 34.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 3Q inf. 2.18.
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