Lot 5
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Bartholomaeus de Sancto Concordio

8,000 - 12,000 GBP
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  • Bartholomaeus de Sancto Concordio
  • Summa de casibus conscientiae. Paris: Ulrich Gering, Martin Crantz and Michael Friburger, [not after 1473]
  • Paper
Chancery folio (305 x 218mm.), 252 leaves (of 254, without initial and final blank leaves), [a-l10 m6 n-z10 A-B10 C8], double column, 43 lines, gothic type, 2- to 6-line initial spaces, traces of manuscript quiring at upper right hand corner, a few early manuscript headlines, manuscript chapter-numbering, 3 lines of text supplied at foot of r2v, nineteenth-century English diced navy straight-grained morocco gilt, spine gilt, red morocco lettering-pieces, yellow edges, first leaf slightly worn, occasional light staining, binding worn, upper cover detached


Nycholas Fytzherbert of Churche Somersall (now Somersall Herbert, Derbyshire), early inscription on x3r; George Spencer, marquess of Blandford (1766-1840), White Knights sale, June 1819, lot 3393, bought for 9s by Triphook, for; Richard Heber (1773-1833), who paid Triphook 9s 6d, Bibliotheca Heberiana stamp on flyleaf, sale, Sotheby's, 2 May 1834, lot 5573, bought for13s by Rieger


HC 2525; Bod-inc B-087; GW 3452. ISTC records 12 copies, none in the US or in Germany.

Catalogue Note

A large crisp copy with early English provenance of the confessors' manual known as the Pisanella, written in 1338 by a Dominican scholastic from Pisa. This is one of three editions of this text printed in and around 1473 (GW 3450-3452); the other two were printed in Italy and Cologne, which, along with the survival of more than 300 manuscripts, demonstrates the wide diffusion of the text. In the 1440s Nicola da Osimo penned a supplement and Angelo da Chivasso used it for the basis of his Summa Angelica.