Baysio, Rosarium decretorum, Venice, 1481, later vellum
Guido de Baysio
Rosarium decretorum [edited by Franciscus Moneliensis]. [Venice]: Johannes Herbort, de Seligenstadt, for Johannes de Colonia, Nicolaus Jenson et Socii, 3 April 1481
Royal folio (408 x 275mm.), 415 leaves (of 416, without final blank), a¹⁰ b⁸ c-d¹⁰ d–l⁸ m-n⁶ o–tuvx⁸ y¹⁰ z [et]⁸ [con]¹⁰ [rum] aa⁸ bb-cc¹⁰ dd dd⁸ ee–gg¹⁰ ggg hh hhh⁸ ii¹⁰ kk–mm⁸ nn–qq¹⁰ rr⁸ ss⁶, double column, 66 lines, gothic type, red printer's device below register, start of text with illuminated initial and marginal floral decoration, at foot an armorial within a laurel wreath flanked by similar decoration, smaller initials in red or blue, paraphs in red or blue, a few manuscript annotations, later Italian vellum, occasional very light foxing
A tall crisp copy. Baysio (c.1250-1313), from Reggio Emilia, taught canon law in Bologna; this commentary on Gratian's Decretum was first printed by Mentelin in Strassburg in around 1473. Franciscus Moneliensis edited numerous works for Nicolas Jenson's press.
The colophon explicitly states the respect in which the publishers held their colleague, the printer Johann Herbort; while the book was issued in the name of Jenson and John of Cologne's company, Jenson himself had died in 1480.
"di Messer Lorenzo", early inscription on flyleaf; arms at foot of first leaf (perhaps of the Baroncelli family)
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