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Bod-Inc: R-004

Rainerius de Pisis

Pantheologia, sive Summa universae theologiae.


Analysis of Content

[*2r] Jacobus Florentinus(?): ‘In primam tabulam sequentem super pantheologia prefatio'.’ Incipit: ‘[Q]uia in summa Rainerii que alias pantheologia vocatur . . .’

[*2r] [Table of biblical quotations.] It is followed by an alphabetical list of incipits and by an alphabetical list of subjects, each introduced by a prologue.

[a2r] Jacobus Florentinus: ‘Prefatio' [addressed to] Cardinal Branda Castiglione. Incipit: ‘[C]ommotus incitatusque prestantissime pater . . .’

[a2v] Rainerius de Pisis: Pantheologia, sive Summa universae theologiae. ‘Prologus'.’ Incipit: ‘[A]. a. a. domine deus ecce nescio loqui . . .’

[a3r] Rainerius de Pisis: Pantheologia, sive Summa universae theologiae. Edited by Jacobus Florentinus(?). Incipit: ‘[A]bsolutio. Circa absolutionem quatuor per ordinem sunt notanda . . .’ See R‑001. Tables follow each letter.


Imprint: Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 12 Feb. 1477. Folio.

Remarks: The colophon reads ‘pridie idus februarij', erroneously dated in BMC as 14 Feb.


Collation: [*10 ** ***8 ****6 a–k10 l8 m6 n o10 p–r8 s t10 v x8 y z [et] [con]10 [rum]12 A–D10 E F12 G–I10 K8 L6 M–P10 Q8 R6 aa–nn10 oo12 pp10 qq10+1 rr–zz [et et] [con con] [rum rum]10 [us us]12 AA–OO10 PP8].


ISTC: ir00008000

Hain: HC *13018;

Goff: Goff R‑8;

BMC: BMC II 413;

Proctor: Pr 1972;

Others: BSB‑Ink R‑5; CIBN R‑6; Rhodes 1497; Sheppard 1434-6.


Copy number: R-004(1)

Volume 1 only.

Wanting [*2,3], [n1]; also the blank leaves [*1], [****6], [a1], [g10]. The following belong to Koberger's edition of 1474: gatherings [*–****, d, l, m], [x1,2,7,8], [y1,10], gatherings [z, [et], [con], [rum], C–R] (from BMC collation).

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled calf, with marbled pastedowns. Scars of leather index tabs. The following note is written in a nineteenth-century hand on a rectangular paper label on the front pastedown: ‘Pars secunda huius operis Rayneriane (?)atat in Bibliothecam Coll. Exon. impress . . . Exemplar in Coll Exon. adseruatum incipit a litera L'.

Size: 488 × 360 × 130 mm.

Size of leaf: 476 × 317 mm.

On [a2r] a nine-line initial ‘C' is supplied in pink with darker pink curling acanthus-leaf decoration, within a square gold ground. A foliate extension into the margin is supplied in colours and gold dots. On [a3r] a 14-line initial ‘M' is supplied in blue with acanthus scrolling in white, within a square burnished gold ground. A foliate and floral extension into the three margins in various colours; in the lower margin there are also two birds. Similar initials on [h1r], [y1r], and [G1r]. Other principal initials are supplied in interlocked red and blue with green and purple pen-work decoration. Other initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue; capital strokes in red.

Provenance and date of acquisition unknown.

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q sub. fen. 1.9a.

Copy number: R-004(2)

Volume 2 only.

Binding: Contemporary blind-tooled (fillets only) calf over wooden boards, rebacked. The spine has been backed with an eighteenth-century gold-tooled spine. ‘(?) Pars Pantheologia' impressed at the head of the front cover. Two metal clasps and catches lost. Leather index tabs dyed red have been sewn to the leaves.

Size: 495 × 340 × 125 mm.

Size of leaf: 477 × 314 mm.

Early signatures in red ink partially visible. On [aa1r] ‘N. 2. L. z.' in brown ink in a seventeenth-century(?) hand; also an old bibliographical reference in a German hand of the same period.

On [aa2r] a 12-line initial ‘L' is supplied in interlocked red and blue; the body of the letter as well as extensions into the margin are made of red and blue or green and purple fine pen-work decoration. Other large initials are supplied in red with reserved white decoration. Other initials, paragraph marks, and chapter heading underlining are supplied in red; capital strokes in red.

Provenance: Probably Petrus de Manso (Peter Verhoeven; fifteenth/sixteenth century); inscription on [aa1r]: ‘Frater Petrus [Mans de?] West'houen est custoditor huius summe'. Theodorus Verbraecken (fl. 1639); inscription on [aa2r]: ‘Theodorus [Verbraecken] Abbas Tong. posuit me in Bibliotheca Tongerlensi 20 Jan. 1639'. Robert Hussey (1801-1856); on front pastedown armorial book-plate of Hussey, quartering Lake, Lucas, Berkeley of Stratton, Callow, Bishop, Rawlet, and others with motto ‘Vix ea nostra voco'; sale (22 Jan. 1855), lot 1174. London, British Museum; purchased in 1858; duplicate stamp. Donated by the British Museum in 1889; see Library Records d. 501, section VII fol. 1v; stamp on [2 aa2v].

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q sub. fen. 1.9b.

Copy number: R-004(3)


Bound in a guard-book of fragments.

Leaf [N2] only.

Size of fragment: c.155 × c.245 mm.

Initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue; capital strokes in red.

Provenance: Richard Rawlinson (1690-1755). Presumably acquired as part of R. Rawlinson's bequest.

SHELFMARK: Rawl. fol. 1(1).

Copy number: R-004(4)


Bound as pastedown of C‑102; see there for details of binding and provenance.

Size of fragment: c.220 × c.311 mm.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q inf. 1.31*.

Copy number: R-004(5)

Bound as pastedown of I‑013; see there for details of binding and provenance.

Size of fragment: 403 × 280 mm.

Leaf [H4] only.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 3Q inf. 2.13*.

Copy number: R-004(6)

Binding: a large, unbound fragment, stored in a box.

Gatherings [*–****, s–z [et] [con] [rum] pp–zz [et et] [con con] [rum rum] [us us]] only, but wanting the blank leaves [*1] and [****6], also [y1-7] and [pp1-4].

Size of fragment: 472 × 330 mm.

Three- to six-line initials and paragraph marks supplied in red; capital strokes in red.

Provenance: James Patrick Ronaldson Lyell (1871-1949). Perhaps acquired in 1950, with other printed books from Lyell's collection.

SHELFMARK: Inc. adds. b.2.

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