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Bod-Inc: J-267


Digestum novum [with the Glossa ordinaria of Accursius and the Summaria excerpted from Bartolus de Saxoferrato and Paulus de Castro].


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page] ‘Digestum novum de Tortis.’ [In red ink.]

a1v [Letter to the reader] Ad lectorem Incipit: ‘Habes suavissime lector hunc librum optime castigatum omnique vitio emendatum ...’ Explicit: ‘... utilius fuit iudicabis. Vale.’

a2r Digestum novum (books xxxix–l). Edited by Hieronymus Clarius, according to GW VII col. 139. See J‑260.

a2r Accursius: Glossa ordinaria. Incipit: ‘  “De operis noui nunciatione”. Rubrica. Sed cum septem sint partes digestorum . . .’ N4v Explicit: ‘... ut supra de officio pretoris barbarius. Accursius.’

a2r Paulus de Castro and Bartolus de Saxoferrato: [Glossa summaria.] Incipit: ‘Hoc edictum diuiditur in duas partes . . .’ The Summaria as contained in this edition are fuller than in J‑266.

N4v Colophon: ‘Venetiis per Baptistam de Tortis. M.cccclxxxxviii. die xi. februarii.’

N5r [Table of contents.] ‘Rubrice omnes per alphabetum posite et ad loca sua per ordinem remisse.’

N5v ‘Registrum Digestorum.’ [Printer's device in red.]:


Imprint: Venice: Baptista de Tortis, 12 Feb. 1498/9. Folio.

Secundo folio: (a3r, running title) xxx.ix De operis novi nunciatione (glossa) Ad ea opera s(cilicet) sola se non (Textus) cidat vineam putet


Collation: a–z [et] [con] [rum] A–M8 N6.

Leaves: 310 ll.


ISTC: ij00572000

GW: GW 7720;

Hain: H *9595;

Goff: Goff J‑572;

BMC: BMC V 330;

Proctor: Pr 4663;

Others: BSB‑Ink C‑594; Oates 1850; Sheppard 3861.

LCN: 14545576


Copy number: J-267(1)

Wanting the blank leaf a1.

Binding: Sixteenth-century German (Nuremberg, Kyriß workshop no. 121) blind-tooled quarter pigskin over wooden boards. Early manuscript title and shelfmark no. ‘42' along the lower edge and across the fore-edge. Triple fillets form a frame; within which, on the upper cover, are merrythoughts each containing a floral stamp; on the lower cover, floral and foliate roll, circular rosette stamps, and foliate staff stamps; see Kyriß pl. 243, nos 1-4, 6.

Size: 437 × 281 × 73 mm.

Size of leaf: 425 × 271 mm.

Headings at the head and tail on the rectos of the outer margins. Marginal notes, mainly extracting key words and correcting the text, and pointing hands predominantly in Scheurl's(?) hand, but also a few notes in different early German hands, in Latin and German. On F4v in another hand: ‘Ott Zemger Ober Hist Straubinngen 12 Sept. 1529'. On the front pastedown, a note in Kloß's hand on the woodcut.

Provenance: Christoph Scheurl (1481-1542); woodcut armorial book-plate containing the arms of Scheurl and Tucher, 300 × 201 mm; in the margins type-set inscriptions from the Bible and the classics; attributed to Wolf Traut by C. Dodgson, Catalogue of Early German and Flemish Woodcuts . . .in the British Museum, I (London, 1903, repr. Vaduz, 1980), 516-17 no. 10; see Wagner 77-8. Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); sale (1835), lot 2243; purchased for £0. 10. 0; see Books Purchased (1835), 16.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 3Q 1.17.

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