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Bod-Inc: P-046

Paulus Burgensis

Scrutinium scripturarum.


Analysis of Content

[a1r] Paulus Burgensis: Scrutinium scripturarum: [Preface]. ‘Incipit dialogus qui vocatur scrutinium scripturarum . . . quem composuit post additiones per eum compositas ad postillam Nicolai de Lyra Anno domini M.CCCC. xxxiiii. Anno uero etatis sue lxxxi.’ Incipit: ‘  “[S]crutamini scripturas in quibus putatis uitam eternam habere . . .” [Io 5,39]. Christus volens Iudeos instruere circa ipsius cognitionem . . .’

[a3v] Paulus Burgensis: Scrutinium scripturarum. ‘Capitulum primum'. Incipit: ‘O Paule audiui quod magister tuus dum uiueret dicebat magistris nostris . . .’ See P‑045.


Imprint: [Rome]: Ulrich Han, [not after 11 June 1471]. 4°.


Collation: [a–z A–E10 F8].


ISTC: ip00202000

Hain: HC 10764;

Goff: Goff P‑202;


Proctor: Pr 3346;

Others: BSB‑Ink P‑46; CIBN P‑71; Hillard 1527; Sheppard 2664-5. Microfiche: Unit 10: Printing in Italy before 1472: Part IV.

LCN: 14441453


Copy number: P-046(1)

Wanting [C4-7], the missing text being supplied in an early humanist hand.

With two additional leaves, the first containing the Register, the second blank.

Binding: Eighteenth-century(?) parchment, with pink fabric bookmark. On the spine, gilt, ‘1469 | D.F,M,T.'.

Size: 278 × 210 × 70 mm.

Size of leaf: 271 × 188 mm.

A few marginal notes, mainly extracting key words and providing corrections to the text and ‘nota' marks, in a humanist hand. ‘5' in brown ink in the upper right-hand corner of front endleaf.

On [a1r] a seven-line initial ‘S' is supplied in blue within a ground made of red pen-work decoration extending into the margin. Similar initial, also with reserved white decoration, on [r10v].

Provenance: Olivetan order (fifteenth century); in the lower margin of [a1r] the arms of the Olivetan order, on a mound a cross from the base of which issue two olive branches, drawn in red. Beside it, a circular mark of ownership erased. Cuthbert Hamilton Turner (1860-1930); purchased in Rome in 1921; inscriptions on front pastedown: ‘E libris Cuthberti Hamilton Turner exegeseos s. scripturae professoris collegii B. Marie Magdalenae socii apud Oxon.' and ‘emptus Romae in tempore paschali A. S. MCMXXI'. Presented by Prof. Turner in 1928; see Annual Report of the Curators of the Bodleian Library, Oxford University Gazette, 13 Mar. 1929, 418.

SHELFMARK: Inc. d. I2.1.

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