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Bod-Inc: R-097

Rolandinus de Passageriis

Summa artis notariae, et al. (ed. Gabriel Tarvisinus).


Analysis of Content

a2r Gabriel Tarvisinus: [Versified address to the reader.] Incipit: ‘Summa uocor genuit praestans Orlandus ubique | Instrumentorum qui fuit arte nouus'; 6 lines of verse.

a2r Rolandinus de Passageriis: Summa artis notariae. ‘Praefatio'. Edited by the printer Gabriel quondam Petri Tarvisinus (Gabriele di Pietro). Incipit: ‘[A]ntiquis temporibus super contractuum et instrumentorum . . .’ Gabriel is named as editor in the colophon and in the address to the reader.

a2r Rolandinus de Passageriis: Summa artis notariae. ‘Primum capitulum . . . Arae'. Incipit: ‘[I]n nomine domini amen . . . Antonius filius quondam Boetii . . .’ The author is named Orlandinus Rudulphini Bononiensis in the opening of the text and Orlandinus Passagerius in the colophon. See Coing, Privatrechtsgeschichte, 354-5.

L6v Rolandinus de Passageriis: Tractatus de notulis. Incipit: ‘[T]ractaturi de arte notariae. Primo uideamus quid sit notaria . . .’ Explicit: dictum est in summa requiras See Coing, Privatrechtsgeschichte, 355.

n2r Rolandinus de Passageriis: De officio tabellionatus. ‘De officio tabellionatus in villis vel castris operando tractatus'. Incipit: ‘[F]ratres carissimique nobis amici . . .’ Explicit: talibus et talibus etc. See Coing, Privatrechtsgeschichte, 355.

n5r [Colophon.]

n5r [Register.]

<A B C>1r [Verse.] Incipit: ‘Ihesus sacri uentris fructus | Pie matris prece ductus | Sit uia dux et conductus | Liber in hoc opere'; 4 lines of verse.

<A B C>1r ‘Rubrice'. [Table.]


Imprint: Toscolano: Gabriele di Pietro, 1 Feb. 1480. Folio.


Collation: a10 b c8 d10 e–h8.6 i K l m8 n 6.

Remarks: In gathering <A B C> the first leaf is signed A, the second B, and the third C.


ISTC: ir00246000

Hain: HC Addenda 12084;

Goff: Goff R‑246;

Proctor: Pr 7243B;

Others: CIBN R‑158; Polain 3361; Sheppard 5998.

LCN: 14029935


Copy number: R-097(1)

Variant colophon: n5r, col. 1, l. 20: ‘ . . . Domino An | drea Cor̄ario: Patricio æ[qui] ſſimo præ | fecto . . .’ Gathering <A B C> is here bound first.

Binding: Modern quarter pigskin over old wooden boards. One clasp and catch lost. Early manuscript title in brown ink on a rectangular paper label pasted on the upper cover.

Size: 300 × 212 × 30 mm.

Size of leaf: 294 × 200 mm.

Marginal notes, structuring and summarizing the text, numbering the chapters in roman numerals, and pointing hands, in an Italian humanist hand. Early manuscript foliation in brown ink 1-102. On the verso of the rear endleaf in a different sixteenth-century Italian hand: ‘Iesus Marie filius salus mondi et propicius amen. | Contra el ciel non si po andare | Cio chel vol com[ ]n che sia' (five lines of verse).

Provenance: Purchased in 1901 from Wilfrid Michael Voynich, A Third List of Books . . ., no. 1657 for £16. 16. 0; see Library Bills, 11 Feb. 1901, and Annual Report of the Curators of the Bodleian Library, Oxford University Gazette, 13 May 1902, 506.

SHELFMARK: Inc. c. I42.1479.1.

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