Statuta Communis Bergomi
Analysis of Content
[†1r] ‘Tabula rubricarum statutorum communis Bergomi'.
[*4r] Statuta communis Bergomi. [Prologue.] Incipit: ‘[N]eminem omnium qui preclarum aliquid sancteque scriptum de republica tradiderunt dubitasse constat . . .’
a2r Statuta communis Bergomi. Incipit: ‘[I]n nomine sanctissimae et indiuidiae trinitatis ac gloriosissimae dei genitricis Mariae uirginis . . .’ See Chelazzi I 107-8.
Imprint: Brescia: Angelus and Jacobus Britannicus, 18 Dec. 1491. Folio.
Collation: [†12] [*4] a–c8 d–z [et] [con] [rum] aa–ff6 gg8 hh6.
Remarks: The leaves of gathering [†] are numbered 1-6, but not signed.
Hain: HC 14996;
Goff: Goff S‑706;
BMC: BMC VII 976;
Proctor: Pr 6987;
Others: CIBN S‑391; Sheppard 5785.
Copy number: S-301(1)
Wanting the first 12 leaves containing the table of rubrics; also the blank leaves [*1], a1, and hh6.
Binding: Nineteenth-century half calf, with marbled paper boards; bound for Kloß.
Size: 315 × 225 × 40 mm.
Size of leaf: 310 × 212 mm.
Some marginal notes, in some parts extensive, extracting key words but also commenting on matters related to the city, in a sixteenth-century (post 1527: see note on gg4v) Italian hand in brown and black inks. ‘Statuto di Bergomo' in brown ink on [*2r] suggests that the first gathering has been wanting since an early date. Early manuscript foliation ‘1-2020'.
Provenance: Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label; not identified in his sale. Sir George Bowyer (1811-1883); purchased by him for £1. 5. 0. Apparently presented in 1842, although Sheppard records the date as 1838.
SHELFMARK: Bowyer 26.
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