Digestum novum [with the Glossa ordinaria of Accursius] (ed. Ludovicus de Passeris and Andreas de Murris).
Analysis of Content
[a2r] ‘Incipiunt rubrice huius ffti noui iuxta ordinem librorum.’
[a3v] Guarinus, Johannes, de Capranica: [Letter addressed to] Vitus Puecher. Incipit: ‘Admiraturum te profecto arbitror Vite humanissime . . .’
[a3v] [Verse.] Incipit: ‘Est si quando fides sacris adhibenda poetis | Credendum est diuo pyeridumue choro'; 12 elegiac distichs.
[a4r] Digestum novum (books xxxix–l.) Edited by Ludovicus de Passeris, Andreas de Murris, as stated by Johannes Guarinus in his letter. CIC I 635-926.
[a4r] Accursius: Glossa ordinaria. Incipit: ‘ “De operis noui nunciatione.” Sed cum septem sunt partes . . .’
[aa9v] [Verse.] Incipit: ‘Quamuis uulcani crebro sim missus in igne | Quamuis et ipse meum mars lacerarit opus'; 5 elegiac distichs.
Imprint: Rome: Apud Sanctum Marcum (Vitus Puecher), 30 Mar. 1476. Folio.
Collation: [a–c10 d8 e6 f g10 h6 i–o8.10 p10 q8 r–v10 x y8 z10 A B6 C10 D6 E10 F G6 H I10 K L8 M N10 O P8 Q10 R S8 T V10 X–aa8.10].
GW: GW 7701;
Hain: H *9580;
Goff: Goff J‑565;
BMC: BMC IV 64;
Proctor: Pr 3538;
Others: BSB‑Ink C‑579; Sheppard 2822.
Copy number: J-260(1)
Wanting the blank leaf [a1].
Binding: Sixteenth-century blind-tooled German pigskin over wooden boards, with green-edged leaves, bound for Julius Echter. Two catches lost, remains of two leather clasps. Triple fillets form a set of concentric frames. Within the outer frame is a roll of Christ as a child with three putti, full length. Within the following one, a roll of interlaced decoration; within the following one, a roll of Fides, Iustitia, Charitas, and Spes, bearing the binder's initials I. P. Within the following frame is a roll of profile busts of men in medallions, in the space between which is ornamental foliage; see Haebler, Rollen- und Plattenstempel, I 332 nos 2, 7, 9. Within the following frame are the arms of Julius Echter von Mespelbrunn. The inner rectangle is decorated with an interlaced roll.
Size: 416 × 268 × 85 mm.
Size of leaf: 406 × 258 mm.
On [g1r] a marginal note, extracting key words, in a contemporary Italian(?) hand. Other marginal notes, mainly extracting key words, in an early German(?) hand. Early chapter headings in outer margins, and running book numbers in red in the same hand. Manuscript foliation: ‘1-406' and references to folio numbers in the list of rubrics added in brown ink in a different early German(?) hand.
At the beginning of each book, except book 1, eight- to ten-line initials are supplied in interlocked red and blue with red and green pen-work decoration, sometimes shaping animals or human profiles on a reserved white ground; the last ones incomplete. On [f1r] within the area defined by the initial letter ‘P' is drawn a shield bearing a device resembling capital A, the right limb perpendicular with a round dot attached on either side near the foot. Other initials are supplied in red or blue; paragraph mark strokes in red.
Provenance: Julius Echter von Mespelbrunn (1545-1617); his arms on the binding. Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label; sale (1835), lot 2237; purchased for £1. 11. 0; see Books Purchased (1835), 16.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 3Q 2.21.
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