Incipiu[n]t questio[n]es fratris gratia dei de esculo.

Accession number: 
PML 333
Gratiadei, Giovanni, of Ascoli, -1341.
Venetiis : [Hermannus Liechtenstein for?] Antonii de regio, .1484. pridie kalendas maias [30 April 1484].
[44] leaves ; 29 cm (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Purchased with the Bennett collection, 1902.

Title from incipit (leaf a2r): Incipiu[n]t questio[n]es fratris gratia dei de esculo excellentissimi sacre paginis doctoris p[re]dicatoru[m] ordinis per ip[su]m in flore[n]tissimo studio patavino disputate feliciter.
Colophon (leaf g5v): Questio[n]es fratris gratiadei de esculo ordinis predicatoru[m] p[er] ip[su]m in flore[n]tissimo studio patavino disputate: excelle[n]tissimi sacre pagine doctoris ad instantiam Antonii de regio: Anno incarnationis christi .1484. pridie kalendas maias: feliciter Venetiis impresse: ibide[m]q[ue] Joanne mocenigo principe illustrissimo regnante.
Printed in types 5:150G and 6:74G.
Collation: a⁸ b-g⁶: 44 leaves, leaves a1 and g6 blank.
Paper format: Chancery folio
PML copy on vellum.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 29 x 18.7 cm.
Checklist author name form: Gratia Dei de Ascolo.

19th-century gilt-tooled brown morocco over boards (30.5 x 19.5 cm.), sewn on 5 bands, with gilt stamp of Theodore Williams. Vellum pastedowns and fly leaves; gilt and gauffered edges.

Hand decoration: Contemporary Venetian illuminated initial and border decoration with author portrait in bottom margin roundel (leaf a2r); alternating red and blue intials and paragraph marks. Annotations: No marginal notations in text. Some underlining in black ink.

Theodore Williams (d. 1826), monogram binding; his sale, Sotheby's, 5 April 1827, lot 1674 to Thorpe for £13.2.6; Philip Augustus Hanrott; his sale, Evans, part II, 5 Aug. 1833, lot 864 to Thorpe for £4; Bertram Ashburnham, Earl of Ashburnham (1797-1878), with shelf mark: 5.F. (front fly leaf verso); his sale, Sotheby's, part II, 25 June 1897, lot 1794, to Pickering and Chatto for £68; Richard Bennett (1849-1930), armorial bookplate (front pastedown) and bibliographical notes: No. 31, 6/12/97 and price code: ys/we/- (front fly leaf verso); J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), purchased with the Bennett collection, 1902.