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Petrus de Aquila

Quaestiones in libros Sententiarum.


Analysis of Content

a2r [Preface addressed to the reader.] Aniceto Chiappini, ‘Fra Pietro dell'Aquila “Scotello”, O. Min. celebre scolastico del trecento (†1361)', Miscellanea Francescana, 61 (1961), 283-310, at 295-6.

a2v ‘Numerus et ordo questionum in primum Sententiarum magistri Petri de Aquila.’

b1r Petrus de Aquila: Quaestiones in libros Sententiarum. Incipit: ‘[Q]ueritur vtrum preter philosophicas disciplinas sit simpliciter . . .’ Explicit: sumpta habet ideam in deo . . .secula seculorum. Amen See Stegmüller, Repertorium commentariorum, 653; Chiappini 294-9. The Quaestiones for each book are preceded by a table of contents.

S5v [Verse.] Incipit: ‘Si tibi corde sedet excelsas noscere causas | Si tibi corde tuo pagina sacra sedet'; elegiac distichs. Chiappini 297; see Walther, Initia, 17999.


Imprint: [Speier]: Peter Drach, [not after 17 Oct. 1486]. 4°.

Remarks: As dated by BSB‑Ink.


Collation: a6 b–x8 y z10 A–F8 G6 H–O8 P10 Q R8 S6.


ISTC: ip00447000

Hain: HC *1324;

Goff: Goff P‑447;

BMC: BMC II 494;

Proctor: Pr 2359;

Others: BSB‑Ink P‑342; CIBN P‑212; Oates 1115; Rhodes 1369; Sack, Freiburg, 2762; not in Sheppard.

LCN: 14488497


Copy number: P-196(1)

Leaf S6 apparently used as back pastedown.

Binding: Contemporary German (Augsburg, Kyriß workshop no. 77) blind-tooled calf over wooden boards; rebacked; two metal catches, with clasps hinged to the lower cover (reconstructed). Formerly chained: staple-marks of a hasp at the head of the lower cover. On both covers intersecting triple fillets form concentric frames. Within the inner frame is a cresting roll. Further triple fillets form the inner rectangle which is decorated with curved-outline tools making up merrythoughts, each containing a lozenge-shaped floral stamp. See Kyriß pl. 157, nos 1-3. Leather index tabs dyed red.

Size: 245 × 181 × 89 mm.

Size of leaf: 231 × 170 mm.

The front pastedown is a leaf from an incunable in German, apparently printed in type 120 G of Johann Schönsperger (for which see GfT 95); the leaf comes from the ‘Life of S. Catherina' in one of the editions of Der Heiligen Leben, printed in Augsburg by Schönsperger, but not, apparently, matching any of the known editions [given that S. Catherina's day is 25 Nov., there would appear to be 5 possible editions out of the 8 listed in ISTC (since it must be in the Winter part): 1485, 1487, 1489, 1496-7, 1499; BMC says that type 120 was used between 1482 and 1488, and for a reprinted calendar in 1492. It is not 1496-7 edition, which BMC records as being printed with types 150 and 105; not 1485 edition (personal communication from Bettina Wagner, 13 Oct. 1999); not 1487 edition (examined in Copenhagen by Kristian Jensen in Oct. 1999); not from 1489 and 1499 editions (both in 2 columns according to H].

On a1r is a list of 11 books given to the monastery of S. Elizabeth by Seitmuller: Mammotrectum; Margarita Davitica; Hieronymus, De viris illustribus; Bonaventura, Breviloquia; Bonaventura, Sermones; Thomas Aquinas, Quodlibetum; Pet[ ](?) [perhaps Berengarius de Landora], Lumen animae; Augustinus de Ancona, De ecclesiastica parte; Bernardus Claravallensis, Sermones; Henricus Herp, Sermones; Jacobus Cartusiensis, Sermones.

Two- to five-line initials, some with extensions into the margins, and paragraph marks, capital strokes, and underlining are supplied in red.

Provenance: Conrad Seitzmuller (Senzmuller, †1490). Runcada, Bressanone, Poor Clares, S. Elizabetha; inscription on a1r: ‘Conrad Seitzmuller. Anno domini M cccc xc obiit venerabilis dominus Cunradus Seitzmulner capellanus maioris ecclesie Brixiensis cuius testamentarii hunc librum dederunt ad monasterium sancte Clare in Runkada cuius memoria habeatur'; inscription on a1r: ‘Hic liber est monasterii sancte Elisabeth prope Brixinam. Item superscripti domini Conradi testamentarii dederunt nobis' (followed by the list of books; see above). On the front pastedown is a paper label edged in black containing the Hain number and a shelfmark(?): ‘U IX c 10'. Albert Ehrman (1890-1969); remains of oval label bearing Ehrman's stamp printed in blue; purchased in 1930 for £8; accession no. ‘1311'. Presented in 1978 by John Ehrman.

SHELFMARK: Broxb. 7.11.

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