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Bod-Inc: O-017

Orbellis, Nicolaus de

Expositio in quattuor sententiarum libros (ed. Thomas Silvestris).


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a1v Ludovicus Honnonius Nervius: [Prefatory note.] Incipit: ‘[T]ametsi res per ardua sit . . .’

a1v Ludovicus Honnonius Nervius: [Epigram.] Incipit: ‘Cuncta licet nostre sint consona scripta saluti | Namque aliquid vere religionis habent'; 11 elegiac distichs.

a2r Orbellis, Nicolaus de: Expositio in quattuor sententiarum libros. [Prologue.] Incipit: ‘[P]ost breuem compilationem logice, phisice . . . [Q]ueritur primo vtrum sit necessarium homini pro statu isto . . .’

b3v Orbellis, Nicolaus de: Expositio in quattuor sententiarum libros. Edited by Thomas Silvestris, as stated at the end of the table on ggg8v. Incipit: ‘[C]irca primam distinctionem. Quero vtrum finis vltimus sit per se obiectum fruitionis . . .’ See E. Wegerich, ‘Bio-bibliographische Notizien über Franziskanerlehrer des 15. Jahrhunderts', Franziskanische Studien, 29 (1942), 150-97, at 174-8; Stegmüller, Repertorium commentariorum, I 287-8 no. 591. Books 1-3 are each followed by a table.

V4r Orbellis, Nicolaus de: ‘Declarationes quorundam terminorum theologalium secundum doctrinam illuminati doctoris'. Incipit: ‘[V]t nouiter ad facultatem theologicam accedentes . . .’

V8r [Tabula alphabetica quarti sententiarum.]


Imprint: Paris: Félix Baligault, for Jean Richard, 20 Sept. 1498. 8°.


Collation: a–n8 o4 aa–gg aaa–ggg A–V8 X4 y8.


ISTC: io00077000

Hain: HC (+ Addenda) 12047 = H 12046;

Goff: Goff O‑77;


Proctor: Pr 8261;

Others: CIBN O‑41; Hillard 1489; Oates 3106; Rhodes 1273; not in Sheppard.

LCN: 14877667


Copy number: O-017(1)

Binding: Sixteenth-century Parisian blind-tooled calf, by Didier Maiheu, with remains of leather strings in the lower edge of both covers and restored edges and spine. Quadruple fillets form a border, within which are floral and foliate stamps and a fleur-de-lis stamp at each corner. Triple fillets form the inner rectangle, decorated with two griffons holding a shield bearing the initials D. M. Strips from a fifteenth-century religious book printed on parchment visible in the binding.

Size: 178 × 135 × 45 mm.

Size of leaf: 175 × 122 mm.

Inserted in the book, a piece of paper with eighteenth/nineteenth-century notes in Latin; a letter from E. P. Goldschmidt to Ehrman, dated 13 Nov. 1939, and another from G. D. Hobson, Sotheby & Co., dated 13 Nov. 1939, both regarding the binding of this book. A cutting from a bookseller's catalogue, probably Nourry's, no. 361.

On front and rear pastedowns, manuscript notes, mainly relating to the text, in Mattheus de Bonif.'s hand. A few marginal notes, mainly extracting key words, pointing hands, and ‘nota' marks, also in his hand. On P4r a marginal note, extracting key words, in a late sixteenth-century hand.

Provenance: Mattheus(?) de Bonif., Franciscan (fl. 1512); inscription on front pastedown: ‘Anno domini millesimo quingentesimo 12 die 3 septembris [ ] istum [ ] solui 12 d(?). M. B.' Ownership inscription on a1r, in a more calligraphic script: ‘Ex libris fratris Matthei(?) de Bonif. or' Min.' Albert Ehrman (1890-1969); armorial book-plate; purchased from E. Nourry, Paris, in 1938 for £5. 10. 0; accession no. ‘1974'. Presented in 1978 by John Ehrman.

SHELFMARK: Broxb. 12.4.

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