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Leo I, Pont. Max.

Sermones (ed. Johannes Andreas de Bussis).


Analysis of Content

[*2r] Bussis, Johannes Andreas de: [Letter addressed to] Paulus II, Pont. Max. Incipit: ‘[S]i tua mihi pater beatissime Paule . . .’

[*2v] [List of rubrics.]

[a1r] Leo I, Pont. Max.: Sermones. Edited by Johannes Andreas de Bussis. ed. A. Chavasse, CCSL 138, 138A (1973), 5-595; see CPL 1657-8. Tractatus nos 1; 3-4; 6-10; 12-19; 21-62; 64; 66; 63; 65; 67-96.

[b7r] Leo I, Pont. Max.: Epistola ad Flavianum [no. 28]. PL LXII, 503-7; see CPL 1656. Inserted between tractatus 19 and 21.

[p4v] Leo I, Pont. Max.: Epistola Maximo Antiocheno [no. 119]. PL LIV, 1041-6; see CPL 1656.

[p6r] Leo I, Pont. Max.: Epistola Anatolio episcopo [no. 80]. PL LIV, 913-15; see CPL 1656.

[p7r] Leo I, Pont. Max.: Epistola Leoni Augusto [no. 145]. PL LIV, 1113-15; see CPL 1656.

[p7v] Leo I, Pont. Max.: Epistola Leoni Augusto [no. 165]. PL LIV, 1155-73; see CPL 1656.

[q3r] ‘Testimonia excerpta de libris catholicorum patrum a Leone papa collecta Leonique Imperatori directa . . .’ PL LIV, 1173-90.


Imprint: Rome: Johannes Philippus de Lignamine, [between 7 Mar. and 21 Sept.] 1470. Folio.

Remarks: On the dating (from the copy in the Biblioteca Marucelliana, which was used by Sweynheym and Pannartz as the examplar for their edition, Goff L‑129) see Piero Scapecchi, ‘An Example of Printer's Copy used in Rome, 1470', Library, 6th ser., 12 (1990), 50-2.


Collation: [*4 a–h10 l8 k–o10 p8 q10].


ISTC: il00128500

Hain: H *10010;

Goff: Goff L‑131;


Proctor: Pr 3401;

Others: BSB‑Ink L‑99; CIBN L‑112; Rhodes 1081; Piero Scapecchi, Catalogo incunaboli [Biblioteca Marucelliana, Firenze] (Rome, 1989), 4, 5, and plate; Sheppard 2708. Microfiche: Unit 9: Printing in Italy before 1472: Part III.

LCN: 14448566


Copy number: L-063(1)

Wanting the blank leaves [*1] and [q10].

Binding: Eighteenth-century English brown calf; bound for the Bodleian Library (c.1790); on both covers a single gold fillet forms a frame; single gold fillet on edges of boards; Greek-key tool on turn-ins; gilt edges; marbled pastedowns; with the gold stamp of the Library on both covers; bound shortly after acquisition. Pink silk bookmark. Italian endleaves: ‘Mezzana VG' watermarks.

Size: 328 × 240 × 33 mm.

Size of leaf: 317 × 223 mm.

A few contemporary marginal notes, mainly corrections to the text, headings supplied where needed, and ‘nota' marks, in a contemporary Italian hand. Early manuscript foliation in the upper right-hand corner of the rectos: ‘1-152' and folio reference numbers added to the list of rubrics.

Provenance: Maffeo Pinelli (1735-1785); see Morelli (1787), I no. 636; sale (1789), lot 5547; sale catalogue annotated with the price £4. 6. 0; purchaser not named. Date of acquisition unknown; in 1789 the Bodleian purchased a copy of Leo I, Sermones (1470) for £4. 6. 0, but this is clearly identified in Books Purchased (1789), 1 as being the edition printed by Sweynheym and Pannartz (see L‑064).

Former Bodleian shelfmark: Auct. O. 3.4.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 7Q inf. 2.8

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