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: Louvain: Aegidius van der Heerstraten, 5 Feb. 1488. Folio.
Collation: a8 b–d6 e8.
Hain: HC *11470;
Goff: Goff M‑748;
Proctor: Pr 9309;
Others: BSB‑Ink M‑508; Campbell 1266; HPT II 439; ILC 1609; Polain 2751; Sheppard 7162.
Copy number: M-292(1)
The blank leaf a5 has been cut away.
Leaf a8r, col. 1, l. 13: ‘ . . . abbreuiature . . . | . . . quod ſic incipit . . .', not as Polain.
Binding: Nineteenth-century marbled paper boards; bound for Kloß. A leather index tab on c5.
Size: 285 × 218 × 9 mm.
Size of leaf: 275 × 205 mm.
Occasional early annotations, including ‘nota' marks, pointing hands, and underlining in the text in black ink.
On a2r a five-line initial ‘Q' is supplied in blue with reserved white decoration, within a red pen-work border and with red pen-work decoration within the body of the letter, and with red pen-work extensions into the margins; other one- to three-line initials, some with extensions into the margins, and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue; capital strokes and underlining in red.
Provenance: Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label; sale (1835), lot 2444; purchased for £0. 5. 0; remains of the label at the foot of the upper cover; see Books Purchased (1835), 1.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 3Q 5.3.
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