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Bod-Inc: S-229

Sixtus IV, Pont. Max.

De futuris contigentibus.


Analysis of Content

[a1v] Lignamine, Johannes Philippus de: [Letter of dedication addressed to] Sixtus IV, Pont. Max. Incipit: ‘[F]eceram sanctissime pater tue sanctitatis de sanguine Christi et de potentia dei libellos fere trecentos . . .’ Vito Capialbi, Notizie circa la vita, le opere, e le edizioni di messer Giovan Filippo La Legname: cavaliere messinese e tipografo del secolo xv (Naples, 1853), 59. Printed in 300 copies, according to Lignamine's letter; see Paola Farenga, ‘Le prefazioni alle edizioni Romane di Giovanni Filippo de Lignamine', Scrittura biblioteche e stampa II, 135-74, note 139.

[a2r] Franciscus, Cardinal Presbiter S. Petri ad Vincula (Sixtus IV, Pont. Max.): De futuris contigentibus. L. Baudry, La querelle des Futurs Contingents (Louvain 1465-1475), Études de philosophie médiévale, 38 (Paris, 1950), 113-25; L. Pusci, ‘Gli scritti e il pensiero di Francesco della Rovere dei Frati Minori Conventuali', Miscellanea Francescana, 86, fasc. II‑IV (1986), 493-502, at 499-502; see also C. Schabel, ‘Peter de Rivo and the Quarrel over Future Contingents at Louvain: New Evidence and New Perspectives (part I)', Documenti e studi sulla tradizione filosofica medievale, 6 (1995), 363-473, at 394-400.


Imprint: [Rome: Johannes Philippus de Lignamine, not after 10 Aug.] 1473. Folio.


Collation: [a10].


ISTC: is00560500

Hain: HR 14800;


Proctor: Pr 3390;

Others: CIBN S‑293; Sheppard 2714.

LCN: 14122732


Copy number: S-229(1)

Bound with:
1. Sixtus IV, Pont. Max., De sanguine Christi et De potentia Dei. [Rome]: Johannes Philippus de Lignamine, [after 10 Aug. 1471] (S‑232(2)).

Binding: Eighteenth-century(?) blind-tooled mottled calf, with the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers. The title is printed in gold on a rectangular blue leather label at the head of the spine. Formerly chained: staple-marks of a hasp at head of upper cover. Strips from a thirteenth-century(?) manuscript on parchment are visible in the binding.

Size: 305 × 225 × 38 mm.

Size of leaf: 287 × 207 mm.

Extensive marginal annotations in both items in a contemporary English hand, heavily abbreviated, in brown ink, probably Goldwell's. Notes consist of the extraction of key concepts, structuring of the text, ‘nota' marks, and pointing hands. A list of contents on the verso of the first blank leaf of gathering [a] of item 1 and biographical and bibliographical information on [a1r] in a seventeenth-century English hand, including reference to Antonius Possevinus, Apparatus sacer, first printed in Venice in 1603-6. On the same leaf also the following comment: ‘De hoc eodem subjecto (scilicet de sanguine Christi, an sit deitati hypostatice unitur/s?) vide Johannem Gobelinum [Johannis Gobellinus, Pii secundi . . . commentarii (Rome, 1584)] . . . extat in Bibl. Bodleiana ex dono D. D. Digle Coll. Magd. socii dignissimi' [now 4o P 14 Art BS, given by Edmund Diggle (†1688, for whom see Foster 404) in 1658, as noted in the inscription on the title-page].

Provenance: James Goldwell, Bishop of Norwich (†1499); this book is listed among those bequeathed to All Souls: see Emden, BRUO 785 no. xxix; N. R. Ker, Records of All Souls College Library 1473-1600, OBS Publications, ns 16 (Oxford, 1971), 107, ‘Goldwell' no. *9. Oxford, All Souls College; inscription on [a2r] of item 1: ‘Liber collegij animarum [name of college deleted] ex dono domini Goldwell Norwisenc(?) [ ] archipiscopi'. Acquired by the Bodleian by 1738; see Fysher, Catalogus, II 516; Craster notes that ‘two of his [Goldwell's] books have found their way into the Bodleian' (Sir Edmund Craster, The History of All Souls College Library, ed. E. F. Jacob (London, 1971), 32).

Former Bodleian shelfmarks: A 19. 4 Th. (Fysher, Catalogus; ‘4' in black ink across the fore-edge); A 18. 6 Th.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 3.1(2).

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