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Bod-Inc: J-255


Infortiatum [with the Glossa ordinaria of Accursius].


Analysis of Content

a2r Infortiatum (books xxiv.3–xxxviii). See J‑254.

a2r Accursius: Glossa ordinaria. Incipit: ‘[S]oluto matrimonio quemadmodum dos petatur. Dixit supra de iure . . . Apprehenderit . . .’ Explicit: illud in pri.

oo7r [Colophon.] Incipit: ‘Accipe lector queso hoc non parum emolumenti . . .’

oo7v ‘Sequuntur rubrice huius libri per ordinem.’ Incipit: ‘Soluto matrimonio quemadmodum dos petatur. Rubrice primi libri . . .’


Imprint: Venice: Jacobus Rubeus, 31 May 1477. Folio.

Remarks: The date in the colophon reads: primas kalendas Junias, interpreted in BMC as 1 June, elsewhere as 31 May.


Collation: a10 b–d8 e6 f8 g h6 H8 i–n8 o p10 q–s8 t–x10 y z [et] [con] [rum] aa–ee8 ff gg6 GG hh–oo8.


ISTC: ij00555500

GW: GW 7679;

Hain: H *9564;

BMC: BMC V 216;

Proctor: Pr 4249;

Others: BSB‑Ink C‑613; Rhodes 623; Sack, Freiburg, 1134; Sheppard 3429.

LCN: 14547243


Copy number: J-255(1)

Wanting a1-2, f8, H6, n2, hh6, and oo1-2, 5-6.

Not in Sheppard.

Binding: Contemporary pigskin over wooden boards, with metal corner-pieces, two catches, and remains of one clasp. Triple fillets form an intersecting triple frame. On the upper cover, within the outer frame, drop-shaped pelican stamps and small floral stamps. Within the following frame, lozenge-shaped thistle stamps, drop-shaped dragon stamps, and circular lamb and flag stamps at each corner. The inner rectangle contains merrythoughts, each containing a palmette, a small circular bird, or a circular stamp of an angel or Mark the evangelist. On the lower cover, within the outer frame, drop-shaped floral stamps and the small floral stamps. Within the following frame, lozenge-shaped floral stamps, the pelican stamps, and the evangelist(?) stamps at each corner. In the inner rectangle, the circular lamb and flag stamp instead of the evangelist(?). ‘Infortiatum' in red ink at the head of upper cover, and in brown ink across the lower edge. ‘N' printed on a rectangular label at tail of the spine. Leather index tabs. Strips from a fourteenth-century liturgical manuscript visible in the binding.

Size: 440 × 298 × 94 mm.

Size of leaf: 427 × 290 mm.

A few marginal notes, mainly extracting key words and correcting the text, and pointing hands in an early hand. Early running chapter headings and book numbers in red. Early manuscript foliation in brown ink on the upper right-hand corner of the rectos: 2-335.

Eight- to nine-line initials are supplied in blue with red pen-work and reserved white decoration at the beginning of each book. Other initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue; capital strokes in red.

Provenance: Nothgottes, Rüdesheim, North Rhine-Westphalia, Capuchins; seventeenth-century inscription on a3r: ‘Ad vsum fratrum Minorum Capucinorum Agonia Domini'. Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label; sale (1835), lot 2231; purchased for £0. 15. 0; see Books Purchased (1835), 16.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 3Q 2.17.

Copy number: J-255(2)

Wanting the blank leaf a1.

Binding: Seventeenth/eighteenth-century half blind-tooled (fillets) pigskin over brown pasteboards sprinkled in black. Manuscript title at the head of the spine. Sprinkled red-edged leaves.

Size: 390 × 287 × 85 mm.

Size of leaf: 382 × 264 mm.

A few marginal notes, mainly extracting key words, and pointing hands in an early hand.

On a2r an eight-line initial ‘D' is supplied in interlocked red and blue, with blue pen-work decoration in the area defined by the letter and red pen-work decoration extending into the margin. Other initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue; running book numbers in red.

Provenance: Salzburg, Franciscans Observant; inscription on a2r in a seventeenth/eighteenth-century hand: ‘Pro Conuentu Sarisb: FF. Min: Strict: Obserucai(?)'. Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; Munich shelfmark ‘Inc. typ. No. 989' and ‘Duplum' on the front endleaf. Duplicate no. ‘2713' in pencil on the spine. Date of acquisition unknown; no indication given by the shelfmark.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 5Q inf. 2.21.

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