Title from caption, printed in red, leaf /1r.
Imprint from colophon, leaf /9r: Presens huius sexti decretaliu[m] preclarum opus. non atramento. plumali canna neq[ue] aerea. s[ed] artificiosa quadam adinuentione imprimendi seu caracterizandi sic effigiatu[m]. et ad eusebia[m] dei. industrie est [con]summatu[m] per Iohanne[m] fust ciuem moguntinu[m] et Petru[m] schoiffer de gernβhemy [sic]. Anno domini .M.cccc.sexagesimoqui[n]to. Die vero decimaseptima mensis decembris.
Printed in Fust and Schoeffer's types 3:91G and 5:118G.
Collation: [1⁴; 2-4¹⁰ 5¹⁰ (1+1: "scilicet in dignus", 2+1: "auctoriate.", 3+1: "Porro cu[m] unus") 6-10¹⁰ 11⁶ (5+1: "[I]Dem"); 12⁸ 13-15¹⁰]: 142 leaves, leaf /10 blank.
With gloss of Johannes Andreae.
For variant colophon and red printing, see GW 4848.
Apparently entirely printed on vellum. The paper copy at Manchester is a collection of proof sheets (L. Hellinga, in Bulletin du bibliophile 1989 no.1 p. 47).
PML copy printed on vellum.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 39.9 x 29.5 cm.
PML copy missing 5 leaves (quire ⁴, Andrea, Super arboribus consanguinitatis et affinitatis) and /10 (blank), and with several leaves remargined at bottom (/10, /1.10, /8, /10, /4-7, /2, /10, /8-10, /1-4 and 9, with part of text and colophon replaced in pen facsmile.
Liber sextus Decretalium
Hand decoration: Contemporary Mainz(?) illuminationed initials and floral borders, alternating red and blue intials and paragraph marks, and red capital strokes. Annotations: Contemporary Roman numeral headlines in several hands, subject headings and foliation in top-right corners (mainly trimmed), and numeric quire signature along bottom edge (trimmed except leaves /4, /6, and /2). Contemporary marginal notations sporadically throughout in at least two hands.