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Petrus Lombardus

Sententiarum libri IV.


Analysis of Content

[a1r] Petrus Lombardus: [Prologue.] PL CXCII 521; see Stegmüller, Repertorium commentariorum, 1.

[a1v] ‘Capitula libri primi.’ See Stegmüller, Repertorium commentariorum, 1.

[a3v] Petrus Lombardus: Sententiarum libri IV. PL CXCII 521-962; Petrus Lombardus, Sententiae in IV libris distinctae, ed. I. Brady, Spicilegium Bonaventurianum, 4-5 (Grottaferrata, 1971-81); see Stegmüller, Repertorium commentariorum, 1. Each book is preceded by a table of contents, as listed in Stegmüller, Repertorium commentariorum, 1, but without the prologues to books 2, 3, and 4.


Imprint: [Strasbourg: Printer of Henricus Ariminensis (Georg Reyser?), not after 1477]. Folio.

Remarks: As dated by BSB‑Ink; CIBN dates [c.1475-76], Sack [c.1476], Sheppard [not after 1468]. The Toronto University Library copy has a rubricator's date of 1468, but the paper should be dated c.1475-6 (see Paul Needham, ‘Johann Gutenberg and the Catholicon Press', Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, 76 (1982), 395-456, at 406-8).


Collation: [a–f10 g8 h6 i–n10 o12 p–s10 t6 v–z A B10 C6].


ISTC: ip00479100

Hain: H *10184;

Goff: Goff P‑478;

BMC: BMC I 76;

Proctor: Pr 309;

Others: BSB‑Ink P‑377; CIBN P‑238; Ohly, ‘Reyser', 1; Sack, Freiburg, 2789; Sheppard 230.


Copy number: P-221(1)

Binding: Contemporary German blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards; four corner-pieces on each cover lost; two catches lost, remains of two metal clasps. Formerly chained: staple-marks of a hasp at the head of the lower cover. On both covers intersecting triple fillets form the outer frame within which is a lozenge-shaped double-headed eagle stamp. Triple fillets form the inner frame within which is a foliate staff stamp. Further triple fillets form the inner rectangle. A double set of intersecting triple fillets form a saltire cross and divide the inner rectangle into four triangular areas, which are further subdivided into triangular and lozenge-shaped compartments by triple fillets: these and the cross are decorated with the double-headed eagle stamp, a circular swan stamp, a lozenge-shaped crab stamp, and a lozenge-shaped fleur-de-lis stamp. Remains of a paper label at the head of the upper cover; paper label at the head of the spine numbered ‘219'.

Size: 419 × 305 × 101 mm.

Size of leaf: 410 × 290 mm.

Early marginal and interlinear annotations, including comments on the text, and ‘nota' marks. Manuscript foliation in red: 1-238. Signatures in black ink in a fifteenth-century hand.

One- to nine-line initials, some with extensions into the margins, are supplied in red or interlocked red and blue (at the beginning of each book); paragraph marks and running book numbers are supplied in red, some distinction numbers in black. The text is enclosed within double red rules.

Provenance: Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label; sale (1835), lot 2616; purchased for £0. 19. 0; see Books Purchased (1835), 18.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q inf. 2.22.

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