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Bod-Inc: O-018

Orbellis, Nicolaus de

Expositio super textu Petri Hispani (ed. Petrus de Parma).


Analysis of Content

a1r Orbellis, Nicolaus de: Expositio super textu Petri Hispani. [Prologue.] Incipit: ‘[Q]uoniam teste sapiente Proverbiorum 22 [Prv 22,6]: “Adolescens iuxta uiam suam etiam cum senuerit non recedet ab ea”. Utile est uolentibus studere doctrinam . . .’ Referred to in the text as ‘Nicolaus Dorbellus'.

a3r Orbellis, Nicolaus de: Expositio super textu Petri Hispani [commentary on the Summulae.] Edited by Petrus de Parma, as stated in the colophon. Incipit: ‘[D]ialectica est ars artium etcetera. Hic auctor premittit diffinitionem dialectice . . .’ Explicit: nos participes efficiat Iesus saluator seculi. Amen Only the first few words of each section of the text of Petrus Hispanus are included. See Wegerich, ‘Bio-bibliographische Notizien', 174-8.

n12r [Colophon naming Petrus de Parma as editor.]


Imprint: Parma: Damianus de Moyllis and Johannes Antonius de Montalli, 30 Apr. 1482. 4°.


Collation: a–m8 n12.


ISTC: io00077700

Hain: HC *12043;

Goff: Goff O‑75;


Proctor: Pr 6861;

Others: BSB‑Ink N‑127; Sheppard 5663.

LCN: 14540065


Copy number: O-018(1)

The second and third sheets of gathering l, both signed l2, transposed in binding.

Binding: Nineteenth-century quarter brown morocco over marbled pasteboards; marbled pastedowns. ‘279' printed on a square paper label at the tail of the spine.

Size: 155 × 135 × 17 mm.

Size of leaf: 146 × 120 mm.

Marginal notes, mainly extracting key words, but also correcting and structuring the text, in an early Italian hand in brown and red ink. On n12v a note in Italian in a sixteenth-century hand.

Provenance: Nicolai Pavlovich, Duke of Oldenburg (†1900); on front endleaf, two stamps in Cyrillic characters: (1) ‘Biblioteka Drevn. kn. E.V. Pr. N. P. Ol'denburgskago'; ‘1482 godu' (year) and ‘279', all in blue ink. (2) ‘N. O.' beneath a crown, in red ink. Purchased in 1891; Sheppard suggests that it was purchased from Émile Paul & Co., Paris, 28 Nov., but it has not proved possible to substantiate this claim.

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q sup. 3.9.

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