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Germany, s. XV3/4
Bound after Vocabularius utriusque juris (Nürnberg: Anton Koberger, 1481); Copinger 6361.
ff. 1-205v: [f. 1, Prologue:] Inter alia que ad fidelium christi doctrinam scripta sunt ius canonicum ad ipsorum doctrinam et consolacionem conscriptum reperitur…Hoc opusculum inchoans ab a prima littera usque ad extremam litteram alphabeti deduxi. Ipso iuvante qui est principium et finis regnans in secula seculorum benedictus. [Following the end of the prologue without break:] Insuper dignetur perscrutare huiusmodi lector solicite me inter minores minimum Sextum decretalium et clementinas modo et forma quo ut supra presenti tabule circa cuiuslibet decretalis finem ordinarie inservisse. Circa annos domini Mo ccco xcvi anno postremo lecturatus missiensis ad laudem omnipotentis dei eius matris benedicte ac sancti francisci confessoris. [Text:] Aaron sacerdotium approbatur d. xxii sacrosancta…[Zizania] tunc angeli colligent zizaniam in fasciculos ad colligendum frumentum xxiii q. i paragrapho i in fine xxxiii q. iii Quantus.
Schulte, 2:137-38; a brief collation against the 1489 Strasbourg edition (Hain 10845) shows considerable differences in the order of the quoted words and topics and in the quoted phrases. Kaeppeli, SOPMA 2973.
Paper (Coeur similar to Briquet 4293, Hirschberg 1474), ff. i (contemporary paper) + 205; 305 × 215 (236 × 137) mm. Collation including f. i: 1-1612 1712(-12) 186(-3 through 6). 2 columns of 48 lines ruled in dry point. Written in a littera currens. Alternating red and blue initials in 2 sizes: 5-line for each new letter of the alphabet, 3-line for the topics under each letter; 1-line initials within the text slashed in red. Bound, s. XV, in German white pigskin, blind tooled with a circular stamp of the Virgin and Child in glory, a roll tool of animals chasing or fighting one another, and a fleur-de-lis; 2 fore edge clasps closign back to front; strips from an eleventh or early twelfth century manuscript used as reinforcement; titles written on bottom edge and on front cover: Vocabularius juris; Tabula martiniana; on the spine, the titles in a later hand and a square printed paper pressmark label: G 426. Written in Germany in the third quarter of the fifteenth century. Belonged to the Carthusian house at Buxheim; ex libris in the upper margin of f. 1 of the printed book, “Cartusiae in Buxheim,” and in the lower margin, their book stamp. Not in the mid-fifteenth century catalogue of Buxheim, P. Ruf, ed., Mittelalterliche Bibliothekskataloge Deutschlands und der Schweiz (Munich 1932) 3:1. Acquired from Otto Vollbehr in March 1925 by Henry E. Huntington.
Secundo folio: causa committitur
Bibliography: Mead, n. 1188. Bond and Faye, 23.
Bond and Faye
C. U. Faye and W. H. Bond, Supplement to the Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada (New York 1962)
C. M. Briquet, Les Filigranes: dictionnaire historique des marques du papier…1282 jusqu’à 1600, facs. of the 1907 edition with supplementary material, ed. A. Stevenson (Amsterdam 1968)
W. A. Copinger, Supplement to Hain’s Repertorium bibliographicum (London 1895-1902)
L. F. T. Hain, Repertorium bibliographicum (Stuttgart etc. 1826-38)
Kaeppeli, SOPMA
T. Kaeppeli, Scriptores ordinis praedicatorum medii aevi (Rome 1970- )
H. R. Mead, Incunabula in the Huntington Library (San Marino 1937)
; the manuscripts bound with incunables are not mentioned
J. F. von Schulte, Die Geschichte der Quellen und Literatur des canonischen Rechts von Gratian bis auf die Gegenwart (Stuttgart 1875-80)

C. W. Dutschke with the assistance of R. H. Rouse et al., Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Huntington Library (San Marino, 1989). Copyright 1989.
Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery, San Marino, California.
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