|Title||Summa super titulis Decretalium |
|Detail Depicted||Binding -- Materials -- Leather (Front cover)|
Binding -- Decoration -- Stamped -- Blind (Front cover)
Binding -- Structure -- Closures (Front cover)
|Uniform Title||Summa Hostiensis |
|Creator/Author||hostiensis [Henricus, de Segusio, Cardinal, ca. 1200-1271] |
|Publisher||[Georgius de Spira] |
|Place of Publication||[Speier] [Germany--Speyer?] |
|Date of Publication||1478-18 Feb. 1479Vol. 1: M.CCCC.lxxvnj ;|
Vol. 2: februarij dies decimus-octavus quo post virginee plis vagit9 dulcissimus Mille quadringenti septuagintano vem anni transiere [18 February 1479?]
|Subjects (LCSH)||Catholic Church. Pope (1227-1241 : Gregory IX). Decretales.|
|Genre Heading||Religious works|
Early printed books--1401-1500 (15th century)
|Bibliographic Elements||2 v. ; 41 cm. (fol.) |
|Printing Method||Letterpress on handmade laid paper |
|Printer||[Georgius de Spira] |
Contemporary full leather over oak boards, sewn on 7 alternating double and single vegetal cords.
Leather on spine wrapped around single cord at head and tail, stitched down to form a headband.
Evidence of decorated brass clasps still extant. Original corner pieces and central medallion on front cover missing. Brass nails still extant. Back cover had 4 round bosses, now missing. Back cover with 2 holes at the top edge showing a chained binding.
Both covers tooled in blind, each with a different pattern. Front cover: severely water-damaged, making decorative pattern difficult to discern and impossible to photograph. Front cover indicates Anton Koberger style of binding. Vine patterns with central medallion. Title? at top of front cover. Blind rules enclose vine pattern. In panels on each side of vine pattern are diamond shapes with a pierced heart. Some insect damage. Back Cover: series of geometric panels with blind-tooled lines. Central panel has medallions and the diamond shape that appears on front cover. To the right and left of the central panel is a series of asymmetrical tooling in blind.
Paper label with calligraphed title on spine, plus 3 different historical shelf labels.
Rebound in the 20th century in paper covered boards. Rebacked in green cloth in the mid-20th century.
|General Notes||Signatures: unsigned gatherings signed at a later date in pencil; unnumbered leaves numbered at a later date by hand in ink.|
Illumination at the beginning of the text of vol.1 with gold, colors, and marginal decoration. Extensive rubrication throughout both volumes.
Gothic text in 2 columns, each of 64 lines.
Attached leather page markers.
|Previous Owners||William E. Henry |
|Digital Collection||Historical Book Arts Collection |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division. |
|Repository Collection||Special Collections |
|Call Number||SpecColl Rare BR75 H46 |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned in RGB color using an Olylmpus C-2000 Zoom digital camera and saved in.jpg format and resized to768x600 ppi. 2003. |
|Content||Written when the author was Archbishop of Embrun, Summa super titulis decretalium is also known as Summa archiepiscopi or Summa aurea. It is a useful work on roman and canon law, which won for its author the title "Monarcha juris, lumen lucidissimum Decretorum." Source: Catholic Encyclopedia [http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/07238a.htm], accessed 12/29/2003. |
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