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Bod-Inc: J-288

Justinianus, Bernardus

De vita beati Laurentii Justiniani Patriarchae Venetiarum, ad Monachos Carthusienses.


Analysis of Content

[a2r] Justinianus, Bernardus: ‘Prohoemium' [addressed to] Carthusian monks. Incipit: ‘[E]tsi non dubito, venerandi patres, qui patriarcha Laurentius sicuti uiuens solebat . . .’

[a4r] Justinianus, Bernardus: De vita beati Laurentii Justiniani Patriarchae Venetiarum. Incipit: ‘[N]atus est igitur Laurentius Veneciis Bernardo Justiniano patre, matre uero Quirina . . .’ On this work in general see Labalme 240-5.


Imprint: Venice: Jacobus Rubeus, 10 May 1475. 4°.


Collation: [a–d8 e10].


ISTC: ij00611500

Hain: HCR 9478;

Goff: Goff, Supplement, J‑611a;

BMC: BMC V 215;

Proctor: Pr 4240;

Others: CIBN J‑331; Sheppard 3417.

LCN: 14875601


Copy number: J-288(1)

Wanting the blank leaf [e10].

Leaf [a1] backed. CIBN describes two states: (A) only title of prologue printed in red; (B) all titles printed in red except ch. 4. The Bodleian copy conforms with CIBN‘s first state.

Binding: Eighteenth-century(?) mottled sheep, with marbled pastedowns.

Size: 198 × 140 × 13 mm.

Size of leaf: 194 × 134 mm.

Some early marginal annotations, including corrections to the text. Genealogical table of the Justiniani on [a1v] in a fifteenth/sixteenth-century hand.

Two- to four-line epigraphic initials are supplied in red or blue.

Provenance: Leonardo Giustiniani (sixteenth century); see genealogical table in Labalme 327; inscription on [a1v]: ‘Leonardi Justiniani Laurentii filii'. Jacobus Braida (sixteenth century(?)); erased inscription on [a2r]: ‘Ex libris Jacobi Braide'. M. R., 1837; pencil inscription on the recto of the front endleaf: ‘Beati Laurentii Justinian Vita. A sweet biography of a sweet saint, written by a sweet writer, his nephew, Bernard Justinian. Vide Brunet. Jan. 1837. M. R.’ Purchased for £0. 3. 6; see Books Purchased (1848), 24.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q 6.5.

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