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Bod-Inc: S-306

Statuta Communis Parmae


Analysis of Content

aa1v [Advertisement of publication.] It states that the statutes were edited by the members of the Council of the republic of Parma and made public on 12 June 1494, under the governorship of Ludovicus Maria Sforza for the Duke of Milan, Johannes Galeaz Maria Sforza. The advertisement follows a list of all the members. See Chelazzi V 220-22.

aa2r [Table of contents.]

a1r ‘Prohemium in emendatione statutorum magnifice communitatis Parme'. Incipit: ‘Gubernante illustrissimo et excellentissimo domino domino Ludouico Maria Sforcia . . .’

a1r Statuta communis Parmae. ‘De confirmatione et approbatione dominii ciuitatis . . .’ Incipit: ‘[S]tatutum et ordinatum est quod dominium ciuitatis . . .’

C3v Liber damnorum datorum magnificae communitatis Parmae. ‘De campariis elligendis in uillis episcopatus Parme'. Incipit: ‘[A]d hoc ut danna crescentia cessent . . .’

D7r Sfortia, [Johannes] Galeaz Maria: [Approval for publication.] Incipit: ‘Dilectissimi nostri. Supplicatum et petitum est nobis . . .’ Dated Varese, 4 Nov. 1469.

D7r Decretum sive statutum contra rurales occidentes seu percutientes aut insultantes cives. Incipit: ‘[C]um sepe contigerit et contingat rurales et incolas uillarum . . .’

D8r Chalcus, Bartholomaeus: [Letter addressed to] Count Franciscus Sforza. Incipit: ‘Conte Francesco. Quella nostra communita per Sartorio Beliardo suo ambasciatore ce ha facto intendere . . .’ Dated Pavia, 11 May 1494. The letter contains the license for printing.


Imprint: Parma: Angelus Ugoletus, 16 Sept. 1494. Folio.


Collation: aa8 bb10 a–y8 z & [con] [rum] A–C6 D8.


ISTC: is00721000

Hain: HCR 15016;

Goff: Goff S‑721;


Proctor: Pr 6872;

Others: BSB‑Ink S‑538; CIBN S‑402; Sheppard 5683.

LCN: 14442439


Copy number: S-306(1)

Bound with:
1. Index geminus ad statutorum Parmensium codicem (Parma: Marius Vigna, 1678) [The index to the editions of 1590 and 1599].

Leaf D8 mutilated and backed.

Binding: Eighteenth-century sheep [according to a note by A. W. Pollard, Library Records c.1054], with the title gold-tooled on a square brown leather label at the head of the spine. Sprinkled blue-edged leaves. A little square stamp containing a Maltese cross, black ink, is pasted onto the front pastedown.

Size: 298 × 215 × 45 mm.

Size of leaf: 289 × 198 mm.

Some marginal notes, mainly extracting key words, and a few pointing hands, in a sixteenth-century Italian hand, light brown ink.

Provenance: London, British Museum; acquired on 9 Feb. 1893; shelfmarks: ‘5357.h.4'; ‘IB.30361'; duplicate. Transferred to the Bodleian in Oct. 1913; see ‘List of Duplicate Incunabula' (Library Records c.1054), no. 26.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 2.12*(2).

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