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Bod-Inc: S-303

Statuta Communis Cremonae


Analysis of Content

A2r ‘Tabula statutorum Cremonae'.

a2r Statuta Cremonae. [Prologue.] Incipit: ‘[C]um secundum uarietatem temporum mores hominum negotiorumque forme multifariam uarientur . . .’ It states that the present statutes constitute a revision by nine ‘statutarii' with the permission of the podestà of the city, Aliolus de Rusconibus, and of Johannes Galeaz Visconti, signore of Cremona. Dated Cremona in 1387. See Chelazzi II 312-13.

a2v Statuta Cremonae. ‘Rubrica de collatione dominii'. Incipit: ‘[I]n primis cum unaqueque comunitas melius et tutius regatur et gubernetur per unum iustum regem . . .’ On b5r the names of the 150 members of the General Council of Cremona.

aa5v [First colophon.]

2A2r [List of contents, part II.] ‘Rubrica de libro Matricule mercadandie Cremonae'.

2a1r Statuta mercatorum civitatis Cremonae. Incipit: ‘[I]nfrascripti sex electi per uniuersitatem mercatorum Cremonae . . .’ Dated May 1388.

2f7r [Second colophon.]


Imprint: Brescia: Boninus de Boninis, 1485. Folio.

Remarks: In two parts, dated: (I) 15 Nov. 1485; (II) 19 Nov. 1485.


Collation: Part I: A6 B a8 b–z & [con] [rum] aa6; part II: 2A4 2a–e6 f8.


ISTC: is00712000

Hain: [Not H]CR 15004 + HR 15004;

Goff: Goff S‑712;


Proctor: Pr 6963 + 6964;

Others: Sheppard 5763.


Copy number: S-303(1)

Part II,2 A1 blank;2 A2r: ‘RVbrica . . . mercadandie', not as BMC.

Wanting the blank leaf2 f8.

Binding: Eighteenth-century English gold-tooled diced russia, probably bound for Thomas Coke between 1718 and perhaps 1728. Gilt-edged leaves. On both covers triple fillets form a border, inside which is a roll of gold-tooled dentelle. On both covers the armorial stamp of Coke of Holkham, impaling Tufton.

Size: 295 × 210 × 44 mm.

Size of leaf: 287 × 190 mm.

Frequent marginal notes, on leaves c6r to f2v, containing criminal statutes, in a sixteenth-century hand in brown ink, mainly extracting key words.

Provenance: Cremona, Lombardy, Discalced Carmelites, S. Hymerius; stamps on A2r of part I: ‘Bibliothecae et Conventus S. Himerij' ‘Carm. Discale. Cremonae'. Holkham Hall, Norfolk, Earls of Leicester; shelfmark written in pencil on the front endleaf: ‘C.4.A.3'. Purchased in 1953.

SHELFMARK: Holk. d.35.

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