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Bod-Inc: S-302

Statuta Communis Brixiae


Analysis of Content

[*1r] [List of contents, part I.]

[a1r] Statuta communis Brixiae. [Prologue.] Incipit: ‘Quoniam nulla iuris communis siue municipalis ordinatio quantacunque perpenso digesta consilio . . .’ It states that the present statutes were put together by 15 members of the general council named ‘statutarii' elected by the podestà of the city, Ludovicus Bembus, on 24 Jan. 1470. They correct and reform the statutes of podestà Leo Duodus of 1465. See Chelazzi I 262-3.

[a1v] Statuta communis Brixiae. ‘De sacramento fiendo per statutarios qui per tempora eligentur ad condendum statuta'. Incipit: ‘Omnes et singuli statutarii . . .’

[**1r] [List of contents, part II.]

[d1r] Statuta civilia. ‘De in ius uocando statutum'. Incipit: ‘[C]um omne iudicium ab ea parte incipiat . . .’

[***1r] [List of contents, part III.]

[q1r] Statuta criminalia. ‘De accusationibus et denunciationibus'. Incipit: ‘[I]n omnibus criminalibus seu maleficiis in quibus accusator querelator denunciator . . .’

[****1r] [List of contents, parts IV–V.]

[A1r] Statuta clausorum. Incipit: ‘Ut possessiones ciuitatis et districtus Brixie a dampnis conseruentur et uenalia ad pondus uel mensuram . . .’

[G4v] Statuta macelli, tabernarum, piscarie, et esculentia vendentium. ‘De bechariis et de faciendo bonas et pulcras carnes'. Incipit: ‘De cetero omnes et singuli becharii . . .’

[I10r] [First colophon.]

[*****1r] [List of contents, part VI.]

[K1r] Statuta mercantiae mercatorum Brixiae et districtus, etc. Incipit: ‘[P]rimo statutum et ordinatum est quod quatuor consules . . .’

[N4r] [Second colophon.]


Imprint: Brescia: Thomas Ferrandus, 21 May 1473; 29 June 1473. Folio.

Remarks: In six parts (see BMC).


Collation: [*2 a b8 c **6 d–o8 p10 ***6 q–z8 † ****6 A–F8 G4 H8 I10 *****2 K–M8 N4].


ISTC: is00709000

Hain: HC 15003; R 336 (I);

Goff: Goff S‑709;


Proctor: Pr 6943;

Others: Luigi Balsamo, ‘Revisiting Early Printed Books at Brescia “Thoma Ferrando auctore” (1471-4)', in Incunabula, ed. Davies, 7-26, at 10-13, 16-21; CIBN S‑393; Oates 2615; Sheppard 5728; Veneziani, Brescia, 4.

LCN: 13913143


Copy number: S-302(1)

Part III, gatherings [q–z †] of the BMC collation. Wanting [v5]. The first and last leaves of gathering [z] transposed in binding.

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled calf; bound for the Bodleian Library; marbled pastedowns.

Size: 275 × 197 × 20 mm.

Size of leaf: 267 × 178 mm.

‘29' printed on a small square paper label pasted onto [q1r]. Numerous marginal notes, mainly extracting key words, in an early humanist hand in brown ink. ‘Criminalia' in brown ink as running title in the upper margin of the rectos; also some corrections, in arabic numerals, of the printed roman numbering of the paragraphs.

On [q1r] a five-line initial ‘I' is supplied in red with red/brown pen-work decoration. Paragraph marks are supplied in red, yellow, or blue.

Provenance: Richard Heber (1773-1833); see Catalogue, 5 (1835), lot 4258. Sheppard records that this item was purchased for £0. 1. 0, but it has not been identified in Books Purchased (1835).

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 4.29.

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