Analysis of Content
[*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].
Hain: CR 1709;
Goff: Goff P‑464;
BMC: BMC VIII 384;
Proctor: Pr 8762;
Others: CIBN P‑227; Hillard 1566; Sheppard 6800.
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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