A large and handsome mudejar binding, possibly bound at Barcelona, from the Abbey collection.
Hans Koberger directed a branch of his uncle’s business in Barcelona from 1495-7, and the present volume is likely to be a witness to trade in Koberger books to the Iberian Peninsula, decorated and bound once there. As the title indicates, the work is Nicolaus’s supplement to Bartholomaeus de Sancto Concordio’s Summa. As a digest of canon law conveniently arranged alphabetically for easy reference, it was popular in the second half of the 15th century.
Provenance: a few contemporary annotations — [H.P. Kraus (collation note, 1960)] – John Roland Abbey (1894-1969; sold Sotheby’s, 21 June 1967, lot 2055; label on box).