MAIORANIS, Franciscus de (1288-ca. 1328). Super primo libro Sententiarum. Basel: Nicolaus Kesler, 15 October 1489.
Chancery 2o (296 x 210 mm). Collation: a-m8.6 n8 o6(1+1); A-F8.6 G-O6.8; P-S6.8 (a1r title, a1v blank, a2r Prohemium; A1r Distinctio 18, N8v colophon and printer's mark; P1r table, S8v blank). 225 leaves. 55 lines and headline, double column. Types: 1:180(164)G (title, headlines and headings), 2:82aG (text). Six-, four-, and two-line initial spaces with printed guide- letters. Rubricated with red Lombard initials, a few underlines, and flourishes on title page. The blank conjugate of o1+1, usually cancelled by the binder, is present in this copy. (A few tiny wormholes through first 30 and last 25 leaves.)
Binding: contemporary blind-tooled sheep over wooden boards, the sides tooled with triple and quadruple fillets to a series of concentric frames, the central panel and one outer frame filled with floral and decorative rolls, the other frames with impressions of a rosette and a floral spray, an Augsburg binding, the tools not in Kyriss or Schwenke-Sammlung but resembling tools used by several of Kyriss's Jagd-Rolle or Bogenfries-Rolle shops; title stamped on front cover; two centerpiece bosses, remains of two clasps; early decorative rebacking in white pigskin (some scuffing, a few tiny wormholes, without the eight cornerpiece bosses); modern drop-back box.
Provenance: Buxheim, Charterhouse: 16th-century inscription and cross-in-circle symbol on a1r, armorial library stamp on a2r -- Graf von Ostein -- Graf von Waldbott-Bassenheim: sale, Carl Förster, Munich, 1883 -- Hans Fürstenberg: bookplate; Paris sale, 1985 (to Lathrop Harper).
Second edition, after the one published in Treviso in 1476. A student of Duns Scotus, Franciscus de Maioranis taught the Sentences of Peter Lombard in Franciscan houses in France and Italy. The commentary printed here was the third of three composed by him and was derived from his teaching in Paris in 1320-1321.
H 10535*; BMC III, 768 (IB. 37619); BSB-Ink. F-245; Goff M-91.