Modus Legendi Abbreviaturas
Analysis of Content
[a2r] Modus legendi abbreviaturas in utroque iure. Incipit: ‘[Q]uia preposterus est ordo prius humana petere . . .’ The component parts are in the following order: Feenstra 222-3, (1-17); Sawicki 110-11, a,b,c,d,e,f,g,h,i,j,k,l,m,n,o.
Imprint: Nuremberg: Friedrich Creussner, 1 July 1482. Folio.
Collation: [a–d8 e6 f8].
Hain: HC *11466;
Goff: Goff M‑744;
BMC: BMC II 452;
Proctor: Pr 2152;
Others: BSB‑Ink M‑503; Rhodes 1212; Sheppard 1587.
Copy number: M-291(1)
Wanting the blank leaves [a1] and [f8].
Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled calf; bound for the Bodleian Library; the gold stamp of the Library on both covers.
Size: 291 × 210 × 14 mm.
Size of leaf: 280 × 200 mm.
Early marginal annotations in red ink.
One- to six-line initials, some with extensions into the margins, and paragraph marks are supplied in red; capital strokes and underlining in red.
Provenance: Erased inscription on [a2r], unread under ultraviolet light. Anonymous sale, 11 Mar. 1825, lot 428. Presumably purchased in 1825; see ‘Catalogus Bibliothecae Novae', fol. 174v: ‘Hamburg 1825'; but no note of purchase in the book, as with the other books bought in Hamburg, and not found in Books Purchased (1825).
SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q inf. 1.7.
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