Incip[it] [con]stituc[i]o[n]es cle[mentis] p[a]pe v. vnacu[m] apparatu d[omi]ni Io[annis] An[dreae].

Accession number: 
PML 16
Clement V, Pope, approximately 1260-1314.
Maguntina : per Petrum Schoiffher de Gernβhem, .M.cccc.lxvij. Octaua die mensis octobris [8 October 1467].
[65] leaves ; 43 cm (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Purchased with the Bennett collection, 1902.

Title from incipit, leaf [1]/1r: Incip[it] [con]stituc[i]o[n]es cle[mentis] p[a]pe v. vnacu[m] apparatu d[omi]ni Io[annis] An[dreae].
Imprint from colophon, printed in red, leaf [8]/4r: Presens clementis qui[n]ti opus [con]stituc[i]onu[m] clarissimu[m]. Alma in vrbe maguntina. inclite nac[i]onis germanice. qua[m] dei clementia. tam alti ingenij lumine. donoq[ue] gratuito. ceteris terra[rum] nac[i]onib[us] preferre. illustrareq[ue] dignatus est. Artificiosa quandam adinuentione imprimendi seu caracterizandi absq[ue] ulla calami exarac[i]one sic effigiatu[m]. et ad eusebiam dei. industrie e[t] [con]summatu[m] per Petru[m] schoiffher de gernβhem. Anno d[omi]nice incarnac[i]onis .M.cccc.lxvij. Octaua die mensis octobris.
Printed in Schoeffer's types 3:91G and 5:118G.
Collation: [1-2⁸ 3⁸(7+1: si subsecute fuerint) 4-8⁸]: 65 leaves.
Paper format: Royal folio.
Incipit rubrics and colophon printed in red.
A reprint of the Fust and Schoeffer edition of 25 June 1460 (Goff C-710), but with a smaller type-page.
CIBN C-488 reports variants.
PML copy printed on vellum.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 41.2 x 30.4 cm.

19th-century English full brown goatskin, blind-tooled in a German retrospective style, over heavy paper boards (43 x 31.5 cm), sewn on 6 supports by Bedford. Plain vellum pastedowns and endleaves; decorative endbands; gilt edges.
Variant Title: 

Constitutiones (cum apparatu Joannis Andreae)


Hand decoration: Contemporary Italian (Venetian?) illumination, illuminated initials (initial scraped out but retaining gold border, leaf [1]/1r) with foliate borders, illuminated armorial (leaf [1]/1r); secondary initials rubricated in alternating red and blue with alternating blue/red penwork decoration, paragraph marks. Annotations: Manuscript alphabetic notations in text keyed to commentary. Contemporary roman numeral foliation and subject headings.

Unidentified armorial: Agnus dei en chief, barry pily argent (white) and azure (leaf [1]/1r), with (later?) inscription to either side: "D[ominu]s Jacobus Brithanicus Iadrensis p[raese]ntes Cle[ment] p[a]p[a] .v. Constitutiones ornamento [abraded]rbis Dicauit in memoriam Re[veren]di Simonis Canonici Iadr[abraded] filij cuius Cadauit in d[i]c[t]a Eccl[es]ia repositum fuit in monument[?] In quo Sacra[rum] litera[rum] magistri iuxta Columnas reponi solent: An[n]o salutifere nativitatis: M: D: xxxvj: vij Ides octobris. Qui an[n]o etatis suae xxviij vita finetus est," 9 Oct. 1536; unidentified shelfmark: N. [?] 1: 17, 18th/19th century (leaf [1]/1r); James Ludovic Lindsay (1847-1913), 26th Earl of Crawford & Balcarres, purchased from F.S. Ellis, Oct. 1884 (see Barker, Bibliotheca Lindesiana, p.284), Bibliotheca Lindesiana sale, Sotheby's, Part 2, 19 June 1889, lot 283; William Morris (1834-1896), Kelmscott House, Hammersmith, booklabel (front pastedown) and bibliographic notes by Sydney Cockerell, laid-in (front pastedown); Richard Bennett (1849-1930), purchased Morris's library in August 1896, price code: wlm/-/- +___ (front pastedown); Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), purchased with the Bennett collection, 1902.