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Marston MS 175 Bologna [?], s. XIII 4/4
Bonaventure, Commentarius in Librum IV Sententiarum Petri Lombardi
1. ff. 1r-149r Unguentarius faciet pigmenta suauitatis...[Eccli. 38.7].
Verbum istud scribitur. ecc. xxxviij. in quo diligentius considerato explicatur
et commendatur. materia. quarti libri Sententiarum...Ad quam nos perducat
pontifex. et precursor noster ihesus christus. filius dei et beate marie.
domine et adiutricis nostre. sua pia mia [sic] cui est benedictio...secula
Stegmueller, Rep. Sent. 111; Opera omnia S. Bonaventurae (Quaracchi,
1889) v. 4.
2. ff. 149r-156r Introitus in quartum librum. Vtrum sacramenta debuerint
instui [sic]. Vtrum significatis sit de essentia sacramenti et utrum
sacramentum sit signum...de pedibus sedentis et cetera. finito libro
referamus gratia [sic] christi. f. 156v blank
List of distinctiones and articuli for art. 1. Three sets of
numbering, all early; the first, in red, is incomplete and incorrect, the
second includes Dist. 2-30, notes a lacuna, and then stops; the third
picks up with 34 and continues to the end.
Parchment, ff. i (paper) + 156 + i (paper), 229 x 180 (168 x 130) mm.
2 columns, 43-44 lines. Single vertical bounding lines; double horizontal
rulings in upper margin for running headlines; ruled in lead or crayon.
Remains of prickings in upper margin.
I-XIII 12. No remains of catchwords or signatures.
Written by several scribes in small gothic bookhand.
One historiated initial, f. 1r, 6-line, beige with foliage serif, red,
against blue ground with white filigree, containing an apothecary
(unguentarius) mixing ingredients in a mortar with two pestles. Numerous
flourished initials, 3- to 2-line, alternate in red with blue, and vice
versa, or often plain initials in red or blue. Running headlines in red
and blue. Paragraph marks, alternating red and blue, appear sporadically
Binding: Germany, s. xviii. Cream colored pigskin, blind-tooled. Gilt
edges. Green and cream endbands. Title on spine: "De septem/ Sacrament.
Written in the fourth quarter of the 13th century, probably in Bologna
to judge from the decoration; bound in Germany in the 18th century. Belonged
to Eucharius Gottlieb Rinck (1670-1745), a member of the Imperial Council and
head of the Academy at Altdorf. Upon his death his son-in-law, Adam Friedrich
Glafey catalogued his collection for sale (Bibliotheca Rinckiana, seu
supellex librorum...quos collegit E. G. Rinck [Leipzig, 1747]); Marston MS
175 can be identified as no. 8570 (traces of number on spine and note on
front flyleaf) which was described as Dogmata Theologica. Inscription on
front pastedown, erased but partially visible under ultra-violet light:
"876 28 May N***" and "A. M. Taylor;" to the right "T. Price, [one word
unclear], 1839." Purchased from C. A. Stonehill in 1958 by Thomas E. Marston
secundo folio: facientis
Bibliography: Faye and Bond, p. 84, no. 175.
Barbara A. Shailor