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Bod-Inc: P-440

Pontanus, Ludovicus

Singularia iuris.


Analysis of Content

[a2r] Pontanus, Ludovicus: Singularia iuris. ‘Singularia notabilia'. Incipit: ‘[V]erbo omnino intelligitur ipso iure Glo[ssa] est singularis . . .’ It includes Pontano's lectures at the University of Siena in the academic year 1433/4 and 1434/5.


Imprint: [Rome: In domo Antonii et Raphaelis de Vulterris, c.1473-4]. Folio.


Collation: [a b10 c8 d e10].

Types: Types: 180 G, ‘Erbum omnino' on ([a2r]); 97 R, text.

Leaves: 48 leaves, the first and last blank.

Line number: 55 lines, in 2 columns ([a2r]).

Type area: Type area: 267 ×170 mm ([a2r]).

Remarks: Capital space.


ISTC: ip00926500

Hain: H *13266;

Proctor: Pr 3465;

Others: BSB‑Ink P‑702; CIBN P‑573; Sheppard 2760-1.

LCN: 14087855


Copy number: P-440(1)

Bound with:
2. Baldus de Ubaldis, Lectura super usibus feudorum et commentum super pace Constantiae. Rome: In Domo Antonii et Raphaelis de Vulterris, [c.1474] (U‑003).

The first page of text is the first of Hain's variants.

Binding: Contemporary blind-tooled quarter pigskin over wooden boards, with one metal clasp, with its catch, and the remains of another. Quadruple fillets form a double frame, decorated with square and circular stamps, too worn for identification. Yellow-edged leaves. Early manuscript title along the lower edge and at head of the front cover. Later manuscript title on two rectangular labels pasted at head of the spine.

Size: 425 × 293 × 72 mm.

Size of leaf: 411 × 283 mm.

Pastedowns, now lifted, consist of two parchment leaves containing a letter of Johannes Iselin, commissary of Rupert, Bishop of Strasbourg, dated 23 July 1449, repeating the tenor of a letter of Theoderic(?), Archbishop of Mainz, and of the Bishop of Strasbourg; and authorizing the exchange of benefices by Jacobus Fust, rector of the altar of SS. Peter and Paul in the cathedral of Strasbourg, and Petrus Eckelsheim, rector of Bechtolshusen, near Costheim, in the diocese of Mainz.

‘O.i.7.' in brown ink on front endleaf. Some marginal notes, mainly extracting key points, in two early hands (a and b) that also annotated item 2 (mostly in hand b). Some manuscript signatures are visible. ‘Singularia Ludouici' in hand a in the middle of the lower margin of [e10v], partially cropped.

On [a2r] a three-line initial ‘V' is supplied in blue; paragraph marks and capital strokes are supplied in red.

Provenance: Strasbourg, collegiate church of New S. Peter; inscription on [a2r]: ‘Collegii S. Petri junioris Argentinae'. John Adrian Louis Hope (1860-1908), 7th Earl of Hopetoun; armorial book-plate, see Howe, Book Plates, 15273 or 15274; sale (25 Feb. 1889), lot 1149. Purchased in 1889; see Annual Report of the Curators of the Bodleian Library, Oxford University Gazette, 14 May 1890, 407.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 4Q inf. 1.12(1).

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