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Bod-Inc: M-297

Modus Legendi Abbreviaturas, et al.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

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, (1-16); Sawicki 110-11, a,b,c,d,e,f,g,h,i,j,k,l,m,n,o.

e1r Aurbach, Johannes: Processus iudicarius. See A‑496.

k8r Tractatus praesumptionum. Incipit: ‘[P]resumitur contractatus simulatus sine aliqua probatione his casibus . . .’ Explicit: de pac. dota

l1r Dominicus de Visentina: ‘Prohemium'. Incipit: ‘[O]mne datum optimum et omne donum profectum . . .’ Explicit: volumine compilabo

l1v ‘Capitula archiepiscoporum et episcoporum'.

l2v Dominicus de Visentina: Summa qualiter notarii archiepiscoporum et episcoporum debeant officium exercere. Incipit: ‘[N]icolaus miseratione diuina vniuersalis Bononiensis episcopus dilecto suo A. de M. salutem et benedictionem. Querelam accepimus ad instantiam . . .’ Explicit: prosequentes mandamus q etc.

m7r Tractatus notariatus. Incipit: ‘[T]ractaturi de arte notarie siue notariatus. Primo videndum est quid sit ars notarie . . .’ Explicit: presentibus ibidem, etc.

r2r [Ordo iudicarius: Processus iudicii Antequam.] Incipit: ‘[A]ntequam dicam de processu iudicii notandum est quid sit iudicium . . .’ Explicit: vel corriget, etc.

r6r ‘Introductio procurationis'. Incipit: ‘[C]um citatio fundamentum sit ordinis iudiciarii . . .’ Explicit: in rem indicatam, etc.

r8r [Gerardus, Monachus: Preface.] Incipit: ‘[Q]uia bone rei dare consilium et presentis . . .’ Explicit: ponit primo registrum

r8r ‘Tituli'.

r8r [Gerardus, Monachus]: Defensorium iuris. Incipit: ‘Quibus modis iudicum instantia perit videamus . . .’ Explicit: breuitatis sufficiant, etc.

t6r ‘Tituli'.

t6r Innocentius IV, Pont. Max.: Tractatus exceptionum. Incipit: ‘[E]xcipitur contra litteras et sigilla multis modis videlicet . . .’ Explicit: periculo recitanda l.ii, etc.

v1r Dinus de Mugello: Tractatus praescriptionum. Incipit: ‘[N]otabiliter collige quod prescriptiones que sparsim sunt posite . . .’ Explicit: decet solertiam, etc.

v5v Petrus Jacobus de Montepessulano: De arbitris et arbitratoribus. Incipit: ‘[C]irca materiam arbitrorum notandum quod arbitrorum quidam . . .’ Explicit: iudicando arbitrio, etc.

v7r Galvanus [Salvianus] de Bononia: Differentiae legum et canonum. Incipit: ‘[S]ecundum canones ante sententiam potest appellari . . .’ Explicit: in secula seculorum. Amen

x2r [Table of contents.]

x2v Bartolus [de Saxoferrato, pseudo-]: De tabellionibus. Incipit: ‘[T]ractaturi de tabellionibus quorum officium frequentatur . . .’ Explicit: impuberem. See M‑295.


Imprint: Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 23 June 1494. 4°.


Collation: a–x8.


ISTC: im00758000

Hain: HC *11486;

Goff: Goff M‑758;

BMC: BMC II 439;

Proctor: Pr 2093;

Others: BSB‑Ink M‑512; Sack, Freiburg, 2484; Sheppard 1529.

LCN: 14514638


Copy number: M-297(1)

Wanting a1, and the blank leaves x7-8.

Binding: Nineteenth-century half calf with faded brown cloth; bound for the Bodleian Library. Shelfmark ‘A 7' on the fore-edge in black ink.

Size: 239 × 177 × 26 mm.

Size of leaf: 233 × 160 mm.

Some early marginal annotations and underlining in the text in black ink.

Provenance: John Selden (1584-1654); see MS. Broxb. 84. 10, p. 36. Presented in 1659.

SHELFMARK: 4° A 7 Jur. Seld.

Copy number: M-297(2)

Wanting the blank leaves x7-8.

Gathering f misbound in the following order: sheets f3, 4, 1, 2.

Binding: Contemporary English blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, with a single metal clasp and catch; rebacked, with remains of the old spine laid down. On both covers are remains of double fillets which formed an outer frame. Intersecting triple fillets form an inner frame within which is a repeated floral and foliate stamp (Hobson, Cambridge Libraries, pl. XV, no. 34; Oldham, Blind-stamped Bindings, pl. X, no. 21). Triple fillets form the inner rectangle, which is divided by further triple fillets into triangular and lozenge-shaped compartments, decorated with a lozenge-shaped fleuron (Hobson, Cambridge Libraries, pl. XV, no. 37; Oldham, Blind-stamped Bindings, pl. X, no. 22), and a shield stamp containing the binder's mark ‘WG' (Hobson, Cambridge Libraries, pl. XV, no. 35; Oldham, Blind-stamped Bindings, pl. X, no. 20). See also Hobson, Cambridge Libraries, 46. Unsigned note on the binding [by Edward Gordon Duff] on a slip of paper attached to the front pastedown.

Size: 238 × 170 × 44 mm.

Size of leaf: 226 × 162 mm.

The front pastedown consists of a leaf from an unidentified printed devotional work; the loose front and rear endleaves come from an unidentified work of civil law; the rear pastedown consists of leaf d3 of Tibullus, Carmina, Venice: Andreas de Paltasichis, 15 Dec. 1487 (T‑210(2)). There are also parts of parchment leaves (glued down) at the front and at the back.

Occasional early marginal annotations and ‘nota' marks. Early notes on two endleaves and both pastedowns. On the front loose endleaf part of a note about payment of rent. Annotations, some cancelled, on both pastedowns, include several Welsh personal names, such as ‘Jollyn' and ‘Deycus', which are characteristic of north-east Wales: for examples see Alfred Neobard Palmer and Edward Owen, A History of Ancient Tenures of Land in North Wales and the Marches, 2nd edn (n. pl., 1910), 217 ff; also the place-names Chirk and Yale (for references to works on the lordships of Chirk, Bromfield, and Yale see Llinos Smith, ‘The Grammar and Commonplace Books of John Edwards of Chirk', Bulletin of the Board of Celtic Studies, 34 (1987), 174-84). On the two rear endleaves are medical recipes in sixteenth-century hands in Latin and Welsh; also a note in Latin about celebrating Mass.

Provenance: North-east Wales (fifteenth/sixteenth century); Welsh personal names (see above); various references to Chirk and Yale. [ ] [ ]andon(?) (sixteenth century); cancelled name on a1r. Pe[ter?] Roberts (sixteenth century); cancelled inscription on a1r: ‘Ex libris Pe(?) Roberts'. Henry Prescot(t) (1649-1719), purchased for £0. 1. 6 in 1670; inscription on a1r: ‘Sum Henrici Prescott pret 1s. 6d. 1670'. Kenrick Prescot (c.1702-1779). Charles Prescot (1745-1820); the item is not found in the first part of his sale: Catalogue of the Library, Cabinet of Coins and Roman Antiquities of the late Rev. Charles Prescot . . ., Rev. Kenrick Prescot . . ., and Henry Prescot . . . (Stockport: John Broster, 9 Apr. 1823). Albert Ehrman (1890-1969); ‘AE' monogram on the front pastedown; purchased from Maggs Brothers Ltd in 1925 for £45; accession number ‘892'. Presented in 1978 by John Ehrman.

SHELFMARK: Broxb. 31.16.

Copy number: M-297(3)

Not in Sheppard.

Bound with A‑168(5); see there for details of binding and later provenance.

Leaf a2 only.

Outer and lower margins repaired.

Size of fragment: 232 × 168 mm.

In the lower margin of the recto a note in a fifteenth/sixteenth-century hand: ‘rubrici briccio ordinis predicatorum partem'.

On the recto a six-line initial ‘Q' is supplied in blue, with gold decoration, with the body of the letter decorated in red and blue, and within a red frame; with foliate extensions into the margins in red, green, blue, yellow, and black, forming a three-quarter decorated border, ending with the tonsured figure of a monk in a grey cowl holding onto a branch; paragraph marks are supplied in red; some capital strokes and underlining in red.

SHELFMARK: Gibson 403(13).

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