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Bod-Inc: M-091

Marcilletus, Stephanus

Doctrinale florum artis notariae.


Analysis of Content

[*2r] [Table of contents.]

a1r Marcilletus, Stephanus: Doctrinale florum artis notariae. Incipit: ‘[S]cribere clericulis paro paruis clausulis doctrinale florum . . .’ See Robert Feenstra, ‘Deux traités notariaux du XVe siècle: l’Ars notariatus anonyme et le Doctrinale florum artis notarie d'Etienne Marcillet', in Een Rijk Gerecht: Opstellen aangeboden aan prof. mr. P. L. Nève, ed. B. C. M. Jacobs and E. C. Coppens (Nijmegen, 1998), 149-75, at 160-75; on Marcilletus at 162-3, on this edition especially at 167-8.

r3v Suigus, Jacobinus [pseudo-]; and Nicolaus de Benedictis [pseudo-; Marcilletus, Stephanus]: ‘Pro auctore excusatio'. Incipit: ‘Quamuis auctor in exordio huius libelli promiserit . . .’ In the first edition this was written in the first person by Marcilettus, here rewritten by the printers in the third person; see BMC and Feenstra 167.

r4r Bugellanus, Bonifacius: Epigramma [addressed to] the book. Incipit: ‘Clauditur vt nostri libri iustissimus index | Archetipus fuerat sic sine labe prius'; 6 elegiac distichs.


Imprint: Turin: Jacobinus Suigus and Nicolaus de Benedictis, 16 Oct. 1492. 4°.


Collation: [*4] a–q8 r4.


ISTC: im00255000

Hain: H *10750; C 1372;

Goff: Goff M‑255;

BMC: BMC VII 1057;

Proctor: Pr 7221;

Others: BSB‑Ink M‑170; Sack, Freiburg, 2341; not in Sheppard.

LCN: 14478977


Copy number: M-091(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century(?) blind-tooled maroon calf, by V. Artas (name on the verso of the front endleaf); marbled pastedowns.

Size: 220 × 160 × 27 mm.

Size of leaf: 212 × 147 mm.

Marginal notes, mainly extracting key words, ‘nota' marks, and pointing hands in two different early hands. A verse in a sixteenth/seventeenth-century hand is added on r4r: ‘Accipe primeuas de capentha quoque thetras | Primorum literas capitulorum et illas | Ordine coniunge debito sic indeliquebit | Actoris huius tibi nomen libelli quod erit'; this distich, revealing the name of the author, is printed in several other editions of the text; see Feenstra 165 note 85.

Provenance: According to a pencil inscription on the front endleaf, from the library of Charles W. Clarke; see also the description pasted on the front endleaf, ‘this is the only copy in America'; the pencil inscription refers to the ‘Clarke library catalogue vol. VIII (in ms)'. Eric Hyde Lord Sexton (1902-1980); leather armorial book-label and paper accession label: ‘Incun. 39'; sale (1981), lot 177. Purchased at Sexton's sale; see ledger (1980/1), no. 1073.

SHELFMARK: Inc. e. I27.1492.1.

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