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Bod-Inc: N-038

Nicolaus de Byard

Summa de abstinentia.


Analysis of Content

A1r [Title-page.]

A2r [Nicolaus de Byard]: Summa de abstinentia. ‘Rubrica de abstinentia. Cap. i.’ Incipit: ‘[D]uplex est abstinentia. Laudabilis et detestabilis . . .’ Explicit: electis suis. Ad que nos perducat . . .amen See Bloomfield 1841; Kaeppeli III 148-53 no. 3046; Schneyer, Repertorium, IV 228-50; Stegmüller, Repertorium biblicum, 5695; A. Wilmart, ‘Note sur les plus anciens recueils de distinctions bibliques', in Mémorial Lagrange (Paris, 1940), 335-46, at 343-6 nos 7-8. The work is also recorded as ‘Dictionarius pauperum' or ‘Flos Theologiae'.

P7r [List of contents according to the liturgical year.]

Q2v [List of contents in alphabetical order.]

Q4v [Colophon.]

Q4v [Note about the contents of the book.] Incipit: Ad habendam . . .’


Imprint: Paris: André Bocard, for Durand Gerlier, 13 Nov. 1498. 8°.


Collation: A–P8 Q4.


ISTC: in00093000

Hain: HC 6153;

Goff: Goff N‑93;


Proctor: Pr 8162;

Others: Sheppard 6393.

LCN: 14818718


Copy number: N-038(1)

For this copy see Coates–Jensen 257, no. 28.

Bound with:
1. Antonius Rampigollis, Figurae Bibliae. Paris: André Bocard, 25 Mar. 1497 (R‑009);
3. Speculum humanae salvationis. Paris: [André Bocard], for Durand Gerlier and Jean Petit, 1498 (S‑269).

Wanting A1.8, B1.8, C1, and E1.8.

Binding: Seventeenth-century English parchment, bound for the Bodleian Library; gold-tooled title on a blue leather label on the spine; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers. Leather ties lost. Strips from a fourteenth-century manuscript on parchment visible in the binding.

Size: 180 × 129 × 52 mm.

Size of leaf: 171 × 117 mm.

Provenance: Thomas Oke, Abbot of Titchfield, Hants. (†1508); inscription on recto of front endleaf: ‘Iste liber pertinet domino Thome Oke abbas monasterii beate Marie de Tychefeld ordinis Premonstratensis Wyntonensi diocesi in comitatu Suthhampt' iuxta Portesmowth'. Laurence Cowtes (sixteenth century); inscription on recto of front endleaf: ‘Ad vsum fratris Laurentii Cowtis de [ ]plator'. Acquired by the Bodleian by 1605; see James, Catalogus (1605), 121.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: 8° R 14 Th. (in brown ink at the head of the spine); ‘T R 14' across the tail of the fore-edge.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 6.1(2).

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