Nicolaus de Ausmo
Supplementum Summae Pisanellae, et al.
Analysis of Content
[a2r] [Nicolaus de Ausmo]: Supplementum [Summae Pisanellae]. Incipit: ‘[Q]uoniam summa que Magistrutia seu Pisanella vulgariter nuncupatur . . .’ Explicit: ecclesie submitto correctioni, etc.
[L9v] Astesanus de Ast: Canones poenitentiales. Incipit: ‘[C]onsiderandum est de canonibus penitentialibus ad quorum . . .’ Explicit: dilectus et similia, etc. See N‑023.
Imprint: Venice: Franciscus Renner, de Heilbronn and Nicolaus de Frankfordia, 1474. Folio.
Collation: [a–k10 l m8 n–q10 r8 s–z A–G10 H8 I12 K10 L12].
Hain: HR 2153a; C 786;
Goff: Goff N‑61;
BMC: BMC V 192 (IB.19843);
Proctor: Pr 4162;
Others: CIBN N‑33; Oates 1661; Sheppard 3335.
Copy number: N-025(1)
Leaf [a2r], l. 2: ‘ . . . dicit̃', not as BMC (`dicitur'). Sheets [a3.8]–[a5.6] bound after gathering [c]; this was clearly the way the book was bound up soon after its printing, because these leaves are signed in manuscript in a contemporary hand.
Binding: Eighteenth-century(?) half calf over marbled paper boards; gold-tooled spine.
Size: 291 × 208 × 52 mm.
Size of leaf: 285 × 195 mm.
Occasional washed early marginal annotations. Early manuscript signatures.
On [a2r] a 15-line Venetian initial ‘Q' is supplied in maroon and pink on a gold ground edged in black, and with foliate decoration within the body of the letter in pink, green, and yellow on a blue ground, and extending into the inner margin; also a border edged in red and blue with floral decoration in red, maroon, pink, blue, green, white, black, and gold, and with two laurel wreaths in the lower and outer margins containing the ‘IHS' monogram, which is also to be found in a circlet in the upper margin; see Pächt and Alexander II, 110 no. pr. 73. Other three- to five-line initials, with pen-flourishing in red or purple extending into the margins, and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue; paragraphs numbered in red.
Provenance: Mattheus Nicho[ ](?), unidentified Venetian monastery (fifteenth century); washed inscription on [a1r] in a fifteenth-century hand, partly legible under ultraviolet light: ‘Librum istum donauit huic monasterio Mattheus(?) Nicho[ ]st[ ]a Venetus seruato usu eiusdem usque ad finem uite sue'. James Edwards; Catalogue (1790), no. 1414, priced at £0. 15. 0; in Douce's copy of the catalogue marked with ‘Douce'. Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834.
SHELFMARK: Douce 213.
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