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Bod-Inc: P-200

Petrus de Bergamo

Tabula operum Thomae Aquinatis.


Analysis of Content

[a2r] Petrus de Bergamo: [Preface.] Incipit: ‘[A]d laudem et gloriam vnius trinique Dei et piissime Dei genitricis . . .’ Explicit: ymnus et Moyses

[a2v] Petrus de Bergamo: ‘Isti sunt libri quos composuit prefatus doctor sanctus Thomas ordinis fratrum predicatorum.’ Incipit: ‘Prima pars Summe totius theologice continens . . .’ Explicit: Vrbani pape

[a3r] Petrus de Bergamo: ‘Iste est numerus et ordo opusculorum sancti doctoris secundum quod allegantur in hac tabula.’ Incipit: ‘Tractatus contra errores Grecorum ad dominum Vrbanum . . .’ Explicit: sciendum naturam loci

[a3v] Urbanus IV, Pont. Max.: Bulla ‘Laudabilis Deus' [addressed to] Thomas Aquinas and the people of Toulouse. ‘Confirmatio et approbatio doctrine sancti doctoris Thome de Aquino ordinis predicatorum.’ Incipit: ‘[U]rbanus episcopus seruus seruorum Dei venerabili archiepiscopo Tholosano et dilectis filiis . . . Laudabilis Deus in sanctis suis et in sui(!) maiestate mirabilis cuius ineffabilis altitudo providentiae . . .’ Explicit: totis viribus ampliare . . .anno sexto

[a4r] Stephanus [de Bourret] Episcopus Parisiensis: ‘Epistola . . . in fauorem doctrine sancti doctoris.’ Incipit: ‘[U]niuersis presentes litteras inspecturis, Stephanus permissione diuina Parisiensis episcopus salutem in omnium saluatore. Magistra rerum experientia certis indiciis euidenter demonstrat . . .’ Explicit: ante sacros cineres

[a4v] Petrus de Bergamo: [Commendatio doctrine sancti Thome de Aquino per Apostolicam sedem.] Incipit: ‘Innocentius papa in sermone, “Ecce plus quam Salomon hic” de sancto doctore Thoma de Aquino: “Huius doctoris sapientia preceteris excepta canonica . . .”  ‘ Explicit: de veritate suspectus

[a5r] Petrus de Bergamo: Tabula operum Thomae Aquinatis. Incipit: ‘[A] vel ab designat tantum habitudinem principii . . .’ See P‑199.


Imprint: Basel: Bernhard Richel, 4 Dec. 1478. Folio.


Collation: [a–s10 t8 v–z A–E10 F10+1 G–M10 N12].


ISTC: ip00452000

Hain: H *2818;

Goff: Goff P‑452;


Proctor: Pr 7533;

Others: BSB‑Ink P‑345; CIBN P‑215; Hillard 1562; Oates 2757; Sack, Freiburg, 2763; Sheppard 2374.

LCN: 14491336


Copy number: P-200(1)

The binding formerly contained the single sheet Sixtus IV, Pont. Max., Summarium bullae indulgentiarum pro ecclesia in Urach [Latin and German]. [Reutlingen: Michel Greyff, after 11 July 1478] (S‑236).

Binding: Contemporary German (Kyriß workshop no. 162) blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards, with two metal catches and one metal clasp, the other broken off. On both covers fillets form an outer frame within which is a ‘Maria' scroll stamp and, on the lower cover only, a very worn circular phoenix(?) stamp. On the upper cover further fillets form an inner frame decorated with a circular rosette stamp, and circular lamb and flag and angel stamps. Intersecting triple fillets form the inner rectangle which is divided into quadrilateral compartments decorated with the scroll stamp and the circular lamb and flag stamp, and one rectangular compartment in the centre, containing four very worn stamps, two of which may be of animals. On the lower cover double fillets form the inner rectangle which is divided by further double fillets into four rectangular compartments, each subdivided by double fillets into triangular compartments, decorated with the scroll stamp, the circular rosette stamp, the lamb and flag or angel stamps. For the stamps see Kyriß pl. 325, nos 1, 5, 6, 8, 9; see also Goldschmidt 137, no. 6, and pl. V. Manuscript title ‘Registrum Thome' at the head of the upper cover and on the lower edge; also at the head of the spine. Paper label at the foot of the spine, now covered by a Bodleian shelf-label.

Size: 309 × 220 × 90 mm.

Size of leaf: 301 × 195 mm.

The contents are noted on the recto of the front endleaf in a fifteenth-century hand.

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

Provenance: Hilbrand Brandenburg (1442-1514); coloured woodcut book-plate (Warnecke 245). Buxheim, Bavaria, Carthusians, BVM; inscription on the recto of the front endleaf in a fifteenth-century hand: ‘Liber Cartusiensium in Buchshaim prope Memmingen proueniens a confratre nostro domino Hilprando Brandenburg de Bibraco, donato sacerdote continens registrum bonum super omnia opera beati Thome de Aquino oretur pro eo et pro quibus desiderauit'; stamp on [a2r]. Graf von Ostein, 1803. Sold in 1883 by Graf Hugo von Waldbott-Bassenheim (1820-1895); Buxheim sale, lot 3031. Purchased by Falconer Madan for the Bodleian in 1884 for 10 Marks; see Library Bills, 19 Feb. 1884; pencil note on the front pastedown: ‘F. Madan 1884', with the Buxheim sale lot number; see also Honemann, ‘Buxheim Collection', Bod29.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 4Q 4.19.

Copy number: P-200(2)

Not in Sheppard.

Wanting the blank leaf [a1].

Binding: Twentieth-century brown morocco. Leather and parchment index tabs.

Size: 306 × 223 × 71 mm.

Size of leaf: 295 × 213 mm.

Some early marginal annotations, consisting mainly of extraction of key words, and pointing hands, also underlining in the text in black ink.

Partial rubrication: on [a2r] a 10-line initial ‘A' is supplied in red with reserved white decoration, and black pen-work infill; other three- and seven-line initials (some with reserved white decoration), paragraph marks, line-fillers, capital strokes and underlining are supplied in red.

Provenance: Talbot Baines Reed (1852-1893); book-plate with monogram and motto ‘Bent Not Broken'; stamp on the recto of the front endleaf, with no. 1546. London, St Bride Foundation, Passmore Edwards Library; stamps on [a2r], [p2r], and [A8r], each dated 1900. Albert Ehrman (1890-1969); armorial book-plate; purchased from McLeish in 1956 for £40; accession no. ‘R 1487'. Presented in 1978 by John Ehrman.

SHELFMARK: Broxb. 19.2.

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