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Bod-Inc: M-298

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.

d4r [First colophon.]

d4v Aurbach, Johannes: Processus iudicarius. See A‑496.

k1v Tractatus praesumptionum. Incipit: ‘[P]resumitur contractatus simulatus sine aliqua probatione his casibus . . .’ Explicit: de pac. dota

k2v Dominicus de Visentina: ‘Prohemium'. Incipit: ‘[O]mne datum optimum et omne donum profectum . . .’ Explicit: volumine compilabo

k2v ‘Capitula archiepiscoporum et episcoporum'.

k3v 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.

m1r Tractatus notariatus. Incipit: ‘[T]ractaturi de arte notarie siue notariatus. Primo videndum est quid sit ars notarie . . .’ Explicit: presentibus ibidem, etc.

q3r [Ordo iudicarius: Processus iudicii Antequam.] Incipit: ‘[A]ntequam dicam de processu iudicii notandum est quid sit iudicium . . .’ Explicit: vel corriget, etc.

q6v ‘Introductio procurationis'. Incipit: ‘[C]um citatio fundamentum sit ordinis iudiciarii . . .’ Explicit: in rem iudicatam, etc.

r2r [Gerardus, Monachus: Preface.] Incipit: ‘[Q]uia bone rei dare consilium et presentis . . .’ Explicit: ponit primo registrum

r2r ‘Tituli'.

r2r [Gerardus, Monachus]: Defensorium iuris. Incipit: ‘Quibus modis iudicum instantia perit videamus . . .’ Explicit: breuitatis sufficiant, etc.

s6r ‘Tituli'.

s6v Innocentius IV, Pont. Max.: Tractatus exceptionum. Incipit: ‘[E]xcipitur contra litteras et sigilla multis modis videlicet . . .’ Explicit: periculo recitanda l.ii, etc.

t2v Dinus de Mugello: Tractatus praescriptionum. Incipit: ‘[N]otabiliter collige quod prescriptiones que sparsim sunt posite . . .’ Explicit: decet solertiam, etc.

t5v Petrus Jacobus de Montepessulano: De arbitris et arbitratoribus. Incipit: ‘[C]irca materiam arbitrorum notandum quod arbitrorum quidam . . .’ Explicit: iudicando arbitria, etc.

v1r Galvanus [Salvianus] de Bononia: Differentiae legum et canonum. Incipit: ‘[S]ecundum canones ante sententiam potest appellari . . .’ Explicit: in secula seculorum. Amen

v2v [Table of contents.]

v3r Bartolus [de Saxoferrato, pseudo-]: De tabellionibus. Incipit: ‘[T]ractaturi de tabellionibus quorum officium frequentatur . . .’ Explicit: impuberem. See M‑295.

v5v [Second colophon.]


Imprint: Strasbourg: [Printer of the 1483 Jordanus de Quedlinburg (Georg Husner)], 20 and 30 Aug. 1499. Folio.

Remarks: Two colophons with separate dates. Voulliéme assigns to [Georg Husner]: see ZfB (1915), 311; BMC and Polain assign to an unidentified press, designated by Polain as the [Printer of Hemmerlin (Wilhelm Schaffener?)], and identified tentatively by BMC and CIBN A‑406 as that of Schaffener.


Collation: a–f8.6 g–v6.

Types: Types: Sheppard notes additional types not recorded by BMC: 160 (Printer of Jordanus 1), v1 headlines; 80 (78) (Printer of Jordanus 4, 5), v1 text.


ISTC: im00760000

Hain: HC 11488;

Goff: Goff M‑760;

BMC: BMC I 172;

Proctor: Pr 778;

Others: BSB‑Ink M‑516; Polain 2756; Sheppard 572.

LCN: 14513810


Copy number: M-298(1)

Bound with:
1. Vocabularius iuris utriusque. Strasbourg: [Georg Husner], 27 May 1500 (V‑165).

Wanting the blank leaf v6.

Binding: Nineteenth-century(?) half calf, with (damaged) mottled paper boards.

Size: 283 × 212 × 50 mm.

Size of leaf: 276 × 187 mm.

Occasional early annotations, including ‘nota' marks and underlining in the text in black ink.

Two- to five-line initials, some with extensions into the margins, and the principal initials with pen-work decoration in purple ink, are supplied in red, blue, or interlocked red and blue; paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue; capital strokes and underlining in red. The decoration seems to be by the same hand as in item 1, suggesting that the two items have been travelling together from soon after 1500.

Provenance: Zbraslav [Königsaal], Bohemia, Cistercians; armorial book-plate: a bend chequy, gules and argent, impaling a crown, the shield surmounted by a mitre and two croziers; see Siebmacher 1/5, 2 Reihe (Klöster), pl. 129. Scar of a later book-plate, which has since been removed. [ ] Catz(?), 671; inscription on the front pastedown: ‘671. Ex libris Catz(?)'. Ruhstrat, E. (fl. 1871); Obergerichtsdirector in Oldenburg; inscription on the front pastedown: ‘Ovelgönne Obergerichtsdirector E. Ruhstrat Oldenburg schenkte dies Buch der Bibliothek zu Strassburg im Sept. 1871'. 2 stamps of ‘Strassburg Kais. Universitats Bibliothek' on a2v of item 1. Anonymous sale (3 Mar. 1885), lot 701; label with number on the spine. Purchased for £0. 6. 0, via Quaritch; see Library Bills (Quaritch), 5 Mar. 1885.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 4Q 4.35(2).

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