Petrus de Unzola
Analysis of Content
a2r Petrus de Unzola de Bononia: Apparatus notularum. Incipit: ‘[T]abellionatus scientia diuino quodam motu ad totius reipublice sustentationem promulgata . . .’ See Coing, Privatrechtsgeschichte, 269 and 354.
Imprint: Vicenza: Henricus de Sancto Ursio, 13 Jan. 1490. Folio.
Collation: a10 b–i K l–u6 x4.
Hain: HR 16095;
Goff: Goff U‑61;
BMC: BMC VII 1047;
Proctor: not in Pr;
Others: not in Sheppard.
Copy number: P-216A(1)
Wanting the blank leaves a1 and x4.
Leaf a2 signed a1.
Binding: Eighteenth-century(?) Italian pasteboards, with manuscript title and imprint in brown ink at the head of spine. ‘L S | ii' in brown ink on the upper right-hand corner of front cover.
Size: 310 × 214 × 21 mm.
Size of leaf: 305 × 209 mm.
‘Ita. II.17' in brown ink in the lower left-hand corner of the front pastedown. A few marginal notes in an early hand in brown ink, mainly structuring the text; but also pointing hands in red ink and folio numbering, in brown ink, in the same hand: -126, but the upper corner of 127 is cut out and 128 is missing.
On a1r a seven-line initial ‘T' is supplied in blue with red pen-work decoration. Other initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue.
Provenance: Purchased for £3,825, from the Brister Fund; see Valuable Printed Books and Manuscripts (London: Sotheby's, 13 Dec. 2001), lot 99; see Alan Coates, ‘Notable Accessions: Rare Books: Italian Incunable', BLR 17,6 (2002), 484-5.
SHELFMARK: Inc. c. I20.1490.2.
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