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Bod-Inc: R-098

Rolandinus de Passageriis

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


Analysis of Content

B1r [Verse.] Incipit: ‘Iesus sacri uentris fructus | Pie matris prece ductus | Sit uia dux et conductus | Liber in hoc opere'; 4 lines of verse.

B1r ‘Rubrice'.

a2r Gabriel Tarvisinus: [Versified address to the reader.] Incipit: ‘Summa vocor genuit praestans Orlandus vbique | Instrumentorum qui fuit arte nouus'; 6 lines of verse. Printed from Gabriele di Pietro's edition (HC 12084; R‑097), the reference to whom has been allowed to stand.

a2r Rolandinus de Passageriis: Summa artis notariae. ‘Praefatio'. Edited by the printer Gabriel quondam Petri Tarvisinus, as stated in the address to the reader and in the colophon. Incipit: ‘[A]ntiquis temporibus super contractuum et instrumentorum . . .’

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 R‑097.

l4v Rolandinus de Passageriis: Tractatus de notulis. Incipit: ‘[T]ractaturi de arte notariae. Primo uideamus quid sit notaria . . .’ Explicit: dictum est in summa requiras See R‑097.

m8r 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 R‑097.


Imprint: Venice: Andreas de Bonetis, 30 Apr. 1483. 4°.


Collation: B8 a10 b–l8 m10.


ISTC: ir00246500

Hain: HC *12085;

Goff: Goff Add. R‑246a;

BMC: BMC V 360;

Proctor: Pr 4810;

Others: BSB‑Ink R‑220; Sheppard 3948.

LCN: 14027100


Copy number: R-098(1)

Binding: Contemporary Italian quarter calf over wooden boards, with two metal catches on the lower cover. ‘Orlandini' in black ink on the upper cover.

Size: 245 × 170 × 28 mm.

Size of leaf: 232 × 164 mm.

Early manuscript foliation 1-100, running chapter numbers, and a few notes on a2v and a3r in an early hand in brown ink.

Provenance and date of acquisition unknown; other books with neighbouring shelfmarks were acquired in the 1880s.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 4Q 6.72.

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