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Bod-Inc: P-188

Petrus Comestor

Historia scholastica.


Analysis of Content

[*1r] [Title-page.]

[*2r] ‘Tabula super libris . . . in historia scolastica.’

[a1r] Petrus [Comestor]: ‘Prologus epistolaris' [addressed to] Guilhelmus [de Champagne], archbishop of Sens. See P‑184. Petrus Comestor is here called ‘Petrus Manducator'.

[a1r] Petrus [Comestor]: Historia scholastica. See P‑184.


Imprint: [Chambery: Printer of the ‘Sion Breviary', not after 1486]. Folio.

Remarks: Dated from one of the Paris BnF copies, annotated in 1486; Sheppard dates [c.1482].


Collation: [*6 a–p8 q10 r–z A B8 C D6 E8].


ISTC: ip00464000

Hain: CR 1709;

Goff: Goff P‑464;


Proctor: Pr 8762;

Others: CIBN P‑227; Hillard 1566; Sheppard 6800.

LCN: 14490053


Copy number: P-188(1)

Wanting the title-page [*1].

Binding: Contemporary quarter plain calf over wooden boards. Remains of a metal clasp. Title in black ink at the head of the lower cover. Paper label on the spine.

Size: 304 × 224 × 60 mm.

Size of leaf: 288 × 212 mm.

Pastedowns consisting of two parchment leaves from a fourteenth-century manuscript copy of Bonifacius VIII, Liber sextus Decretalium, unglossed. Front pastedown: Sext. 1.6.42 complete and first three quarters of 1.6.43, finishing at the words ‘nolumus quod electe vel etiam eligentes . . .' (De electione et electi potestate c. Is cui procuratio and c. Indemnitatibus). Rear pastedown: Sext. 2.7.un as far as 2.10.3 (De eo qui mittitur in possessionem [etc.] c. Eum qui to De testibus c. Romana ecclesia).

Some early marginal annotations, consisting of ‘nota' marks and pointing hands, also underlining in the text.

One- to eight-line initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red.

Provenance: Joseph Baer & Co., Catalogue 143, no. 598. Purchased for 12 Marks; see Library Bills, 7 May 1884.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 3Q 5.22.

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