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Bod-Inc: J-257


Infortiatum [with the Glossa ordinaria of Accursius].


Analysis of Content

a1v ‘Infortiati rubrice omnes per alphateum posite et ad loca sua per ordinem remisse.’

a2r Infortiatum (books xxiv.3–xxxviii). See J‑254. With an alphabetical list of incipits before each titulus; cf. J‑250.

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


Imprint: Venice: Baptista de Tortis, 8 Apr. 1488. Folio.


Collation: a–z [et] [con] [rum] A–F8.


ISTC: ij00557500

GW: GW 7687;

Hain: H *9568;

BMC: BMC V 325;

Proctor: Pr 4635;

Others: BSB‑Ink C‑617; Sack, Freiburg, 1139; Sheppard 3850.

LCN: 14545734


Copy number: J-257(1)

The first leaf, a1, is pasted to the inside of the upper cover.

Binding: Contemporary Italian (Paduan, c.1490, ‘The Scholastic Binder') dark brown half goatskin over unbevelled wooden boards. Leather extended c.50 mm over the boards and secured at the edge by a strip of leather nailed down. Tooled in blind with a pomegranate tool inside a three-line diaper. For other bindings with the same tools see J‑240. Four clasps (two nails) hinged on the upper cover, lost. Catches lost. On the fore-edge, but not on the others, these were placed in grooves hollowed out from the boards; on the other edges they were of inverted triangular form with the apex cut away and secured by three nails. Remains of hasp towards the foot of the fore-edge of the lower cover. Upper cover lettered ‘INFORCI | ATVM', and on a label partly torn away ‘InfoRciat . . .' A title in minuscules is written on the lower part of the cover. Yellow lower edge. Same binding as Auct. 3Q 1.23 (J‑240). See Anthony Hobson, ‘A German Student in Italy: his Books and Bindings', in Mélanges d'histoire de la reliure offerts à Georges Colin, ed. Claude Sorgeloos (Brussels, 1998), 87-99, at 97 no. 5.

Size: 448 × 292 × 74 mm.

Size of leaf: 432 × 285 mm.

Marginal notes, extracting key words and commenting on the text, in Campeggi's(?) hand.

Provenance: Giovanni Campeggi (1448-1511); inscriptions inside lower cover: ‘Dominus Iohannes Conpeigus (de Campezio; Conpeyus) Legum doctor'; and ‘Mestre(?) Ian Campejo doctor de lege ordinario a padova in la rason che habendo mille ducati doro per el salario de la synoria(?) dato el anno 1492', a note recording that Campegius received a salary of 1000 ducats from the Signoria of Padua in 1492; see Girolamo Tiraboschi, Storia della letteratura italiana (Milan, 1824), VI 852-5, Belloni 232-6, and A. Mazzacane in DBI XVII 449-53. Johann Conrad Feuerlein (1725-1788); armorial book-plate: ‘ICtus et Consil. Norimb.'; see Warnecke 512. Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label; sale (1835), lot 2233; purchased for £0. 13. 0; see Books Purchased (1835), 16.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 3Q 1.18.

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