Incipit liber qui dicit[ur] Supplementum.

Nicholas, of Osimo, -1453 [Browse]
Uniform title
Impressum e[st] hoc opus Venetijs : P[er] Franciscum de Hailbrun [et] Nicolau[m] de Frankfordia socios, 1474.
[668] p. (the first and last leaves blank) ; 29 cm. (fol.)


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Rare books genre
  • An enlargement, completed by Nicholas of Osimo (de Ausmo) in 1444, of the Summa de casibus conscientiae by Bartholomew of San Concordio. Arranged alphabetically by topic, with the supplementary text everywhere preceded by the letter A.
  • Title from caption on p. [3], which begins: In no[m]i[n]e D[omi]ni nostri Ihesu Christi. Amen.
  • Nicholas is named on p. [634]
  • Imprint from colophon.
  • Signatures: [1-8¹⁰ 9⁸ 10¹⁰ 11-12⁸ 13-33¹⁰ 34¹²]
  • Tables of chapters, abbreviations, and rubrics: p. [635-662].
  • Canones poenitentiales (by Astesano): p. [662-669].
  • Without signatures.
  • Two columns to the page. 47 lines.
  • Forms a supplement to Bartolommeo de' Granchi. Summa casum conscientie. (MS 6390.149)
  • ExI copy has ornamental capital supplied by hand in red, blue and gold on leaf 2a; initials supplies by hand in red in 3 to 5 line spaces; paragraph marks supplied by hand in red, capitals rubricated.
  • ExI copy has ink offset on both interior boards from a 9th-century manuscript Latin Bible, identified by Eric White in March 2018 as from the lost "Tours Bible" of Trier, known from other binding fragments in books formerly at St Maximin in Trier. The preserved text consists of the Latin chapter summaries for 4 Kings (IV Regum), which would have preceded the beginning of that biblical book. The whereabouts of the original leaves is unknown.
  • ExI copy imperfect: first and last leaves (blank) wanting.
Binding note
ExI copy in original binding, calf over boards, with blind stamping and the mark of St Maximin in Trier in blind ('Codex sancti Maximini') at the base of each cover; clasps wanting.
  • ExI copy has ms. note on leaf 2a: Ex libris Imperialis Monasterij S. Maximij: ms. note at end of colophon: deo gra[tia]s.
  • ExI copy was part of the collection of Joseph von Görres (1776–1848), whose collection of printed books was sold by Süddeutsches Antiquariat in Munich (Katalog 32, dated 1903 [i.e. 1902]), no. 2.
  • ExI copy has bookplate of Edward Duff Balken.
  • Hain-Copinger 2153
  • BM 15th cent., V, p. 192 (IB.19842)
  • Goff N-60
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