ASTESANUS DE AST (early 14th century). Summa de casibus conscientiae. Edited by Bartholomaeus de Bellatis and Gometius de Ulixbona. Venice: Leonardus Wild, for Nicolaus de Frankfordia, 28 April 1480.
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ASTESANUS DE AST (early 14th century). Summa de casibus conscientiae. Edited by Bartholomaeus de Bellatis and Gometius de Ulixbona. Venice: Leonardus Wild, for Nicolaus de Frankfordia, 28 April 1480.

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ASTESANUS DE AST (early 14th century). Summa de casibus conscientiae. Edited by Bartholomaeus de Bellatis and Gometius de Ulixbona. Venice: Leonardus Wild, for Nicolaus de Frankfordia, 28 April 1480.

Super-chancery 2° (299 x 207mm). Collation: a-g10 G12 h-x10 y12 aa-xx10 yy12 1-910 108. 554 leaves. 56 lines and headline, double column. Type: 2/6:150G, 3:74G. Contemporary rubrication alternating in red or blue, major initials in interlocking red and blue, pages ruled in red, an illuminated historiated or ornamental initials opening the prologue and each of 8 books, opening text page with decorate headline and emblatic armorial, the illuminated work probably late 19th-century. (First fore-margins lightly frayed, small dampstain at some gutters and fore-margins, an occasional small stain, final leaf torn without loss, lightly stained and a little trimmed.) Early 20th-century half diced russia over wooden boards, two fore-edge clasps (jointly a little split). Provenance: A.H. Bright (bookplate).

The Summa is the major work of Astesanus, an important Franciscan canon lawyer and an significant legal reference work of the Middle Ages. HC *1896; BMC V, 265 (IB. 20752); GW 2757; IGI 926; BSB-Ink. A-801; Goff A-1169.

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