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Bod-Inc: S-232

Sixtus IV, Pont. Max.

De sanguine Christi et De potentia Dei (ed. Johannes Philippus de Lignamine).


Analysis of Content

[*1r] Lignamine, Johannes Philippus de: [Letter of dedication addressed to] Sixtus IV, Pont. Max. Incipit: ‘[C]ogitanti mihi beatissime pater Xyste tuis erga me meritis . . .’ Printed in 300 copies, according to the letter of introduction to Lignamine's edition of Sixtus' De futuris contingentibus (H 14800; Bod-inc S‑229); see Paola Farenga, ‘Le prefazioni alle edizioni Romane di Giovanni Filippo de Lignamine', in Scrittura biblioteche e stampa II, 135-74, note 139.

[a1r] Franciscus, Cardinal Presbiter S. Petri ad Vincula (Sixtus IV, Pont. Max.): De sanguine Christi. ‘Prefatio' [addressed to] Paulus II, Pont. Max. C. Bianca, ‘Francesco della Rovere: un francescano tra teologia e potere', in Un pontificato ed una città, 19-55, at 53-4.

[a1v] Franciscus, Cardinal Presbiter S. Petri ad Vincula (Sixtus IV, Pont. Max.): De sanguine Christi. Edited by Johannes Philippus de Lignamine, as stated in the opening letter. Incipit: ‘[C]upientes ut tenemur questiones de Christi sanguine . . .’ See Bianca, ‘Francesco della Rovere', 26-46; for this edition see Indice delle edizioni romane a stampa (1467-1500), ed. P. Casciano and others, in Scrittura, biblioteche e stampa I, no. 90.

[n1r] Franciscus, Cardinal Presbiter S. Petri ad Vincula (Sixtus IV, Pont. Max.): De potentia Dei [addressed to] Paulus II, Pont. Max. ‘De dei potentia incipit tractatus'. Incipit: ‘[Q]uia plerique sunt hac nostra tempestate . . .’ Explicit: tota mente complectimur


Imprint: [Rome]: Johannes Philippus de Lignamine, [after 10 Aug. 1471]. Folio.

Remarks: The printer is named in the dedicatory letter.


Collation: [*2 a8+1 b10 c–f8 g–m10 n12], as Polain, not as BMC.

Leaves: 125 leaves.


ISTC: is00579000

Hain: HC (+ Addenda) R 14796;

Goff: Goff S‑579;


Proctor: Pr 3389;

Others: BSB‑Ink S‑442; CIBN S‑295; Hillard 1860; Polain 3551; Rhodes 1620; Sheppard 2709-10. Microfiche: Unit 10: Printing in Italy Before 1472: Part IV, PI 22, PI 23.

LCN: 14122699


Copy number: S-232(1)

Binding: Eighteenth/nineteenth-century Italian gold-tooled red morocco, for Boutourlin. Marbled pastedowns. The volume formerly also contained a copy of Lignamine's edition of Sixtus IV, De futuris contingentibus, exchanged with the British Museum in 1913.

Size: 286 × 215 × 27 mm.

Size of leaf: 279 × 199 mm.

Provenance: Dimitrij Petrovich, Count Boutourlin (1763-1829); armorial book-plate and shelfmark no. 74; see Catalogue (1831); sale catalogue (1839), lot 273; purchased at his sale for £1. 5. 0; see Books Purchased (1840), 29.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q 3.10.

Copy number: S-232(2)

Bound with S‑229; see there for details of binding, manuscript notes, and provenance.

Size of leaf: 287 × 207 mm.

Without the preliminary gathering [*] of two leaves containing the printer's dedication to Sixtus IV. Gathering [a] is of ten leaves, the first blank (cf. Polain 3551 note).

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 3.1(1).

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