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Bod-Inc: S-301

Statuta Communis Bergomi


Analysis of Content

[†1r] ‘Tabula rubricarum statutorum communis Bergomi'.

[*2v] ‘Errores'.

[*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.


ISTC: is00706000

Hain: HC 14996;

Goff: Goff S‑706;


Proctor: Pr 6987;

Others: CIBN S‑391; Sheppard 5785.

LCN: 13931550


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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