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Bod-Inc: M-288

Modus Legendi Abbreviaturas


Analysis of Content

[a1r] Modus legendi abbreviaturas in utroque iure. Incipit: ‘[Q]uia preposterus est ordo prius humana petere . . .’ See Robert Feenstra, ‘La genèse du ‘Modus legendi abbreviatura in utroque iure': Éditions incunables et manuscrits', Studia Gratiana, 28 (1998), 221-48, listing all the components of the tradition at 222-3; see also Jakub Th. Sawicki, ‘Der “Modus legendi abbreviaturas in utroque iure” in der Breslauer Handschrift I Q 69', Bulletin of Medieval Canon Law, NS 3 (1973), 109-34, with the contents listed on 110-12. The component parts are in the following order: Feenstra 222-3, (1-4,10-16); Sawicki 110-111, a,b,c(?),h,i,j,k,l,m,n. On the authorship see Victor Scholderer, ‘The Author of the “Modus legendi abbreviaturas”  ’, Library, 3rd ser., 2 (1911), 181-2, repr. in Scholderer, Fifty Essays, 45, who identifies the author from the acrostic in the section entitled ‘De decreto uersificato' as Werner von Schussenried, and suggests that he was the author of the whole collection of texts; see also Feenstra 231, who re-dates Werner from the fifteenth century to the thirteenth; and Sawicki 111-12.

[d7v] [Registrum ordinis seu processus iudicarii prescripti.]


Imprint: [Cologne: Nicolaus Götz, c.1475]. Folio.


Collation: [a–d10].

Types: Type: 98 G.

Leaves: 40 leaves.

Line number: 38 lines ([a1v]).

Type area: Type area: 185 ×123 mm ([a1v]).


ISTC: im00741000

Goff: Goff M‑741;

Proctor: Pr 1123;

Others: CIBN M‑491; Oates 606; Pellechet MS. 8139 (8067); Sheppard 850; Voulliéme, Köln, 812.

LCN: 14514602


Copy number: M-288(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled calf; bound for the Bodleian Library; the gold stamp of the Library on both covers.

Size: 302 × 214 × 14 mm.

Size of leaf: 290 × 205 mm.

Two- to eight-line initials, some with extensions into the margins, and paragraph marks are supplied in red; capital strokes and underlining in red. On [a1r] a shield, bearing the mark of a monastic house flanked by the initials ‘i k', itself flanked by the words ‘Jhesus Christus', in black and red ink in a fifteenth-century hand.

Provenance: IK (fifteenth century); shield (see above). Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label; sale (1835), lot 2441; purchased for £0. 5. 0; see Books Purchased (1835), 1.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 3Q 4.3.

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