Analysis of Content
[a1r] Ambrosius: Hexaemeron, six books. PL XIV 123-274. CSEL XXXII/1a, 3-261.
Imprint: Augsburg: Johann Schüssler, c.5 May 1472. Folio.
Remarks: The colophon reads: ‘Circiter ydus maijas xj'.
Collation: [a b10 c10+1 d10 e8 f g10 h8].
Remarks: Collation as GW, not as BMC.
GW: GW 1603;
Hain: H *903;
Goff: Goff A‑555;
BMC: BMC II 329;
Proctor: Pr 1595;
Others: BSB‑Ink A‑475; CIBN A‑294; Oates 894; Rhodes 73; Sheppard 1182.
Copy number: A-232(1)
1. Expositio canonis missae. [Augsburg: Günther Zainer, c.1470] (E‑067);
2. Aureola ex floribus S. Hieronymi contexta. [Nuremberg: Johann Sensenschmidt, c.1470-2] (H‑100(1));
3. Hieronymus, De viris illustribus. [Augsburg: Günther Zainer, before 1473] (H‑103).
Wanting the blank leaf [h8].
Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled calf for the Bodleian Library; the gold stamp of the Library on both covers. Parchment index tabs.
Size: 319 × 215 × 30 mm.
Size of leaf: 310 × 211 mm.
On [a1r] of item 1 excerpts from the Bible [Am 2,1; Am 3,6; Ioel 1,5] with commentary in a fifteenth-century hand. On the blank leaf [a12v] of item 1, the beginning of a bull by Martin V, Pont. Max., confirming the rule of the order of the Augustinian hermits proposed by Lupus de Oliveto, added by an early hand, continued on [h7r-v] of item 4; incipit: ‘[M]artinus episcopus seruus seruorum dei. Ad perpetuam rei memoriam. Et si procuratorum Cristi fidelium, quibus curam apostolatus officii gerimus statu . . .'; not found in Laurentius Empoli, Bullarium ordinis eremitarum S. Augustini (Rome, 1629), 249-59. In item 2 occasional early marginal annotations, including Biblical references, corrections, and ‘nota' marks; in item 3 marginal notes in an early hand, extracting key words, occasionally in German, also supplying Greek words.
Two- to four-line initials are supplied in red, in the same style in all items in the volume; some with acanthus leaf infill in red ink.
Provenance: Leonhard Panholz (fl. 1473); on [h7r] of item 4: ‘Comparatus per leonardum panholcz de operkof[e]n plebanum in obern vichpach dyoc[esis] Rat[isponensis] Anno 1474 [corrected to 1473]', possibly Ober-Viehbach near Dingolfing: see Oesterley 716. Regensburg, Bavaria, Benedictines, S. Emmeramus; on [a2r] of item 1 inscription ‘Monasterii S. Emmerami Ratisbonæ' in an eighteenth-century(?) hand. The four items were purchased as one volume from Payne and Foss, A Catalogue of Books in Foreign Languages . . . (London, 1824), no. 4310, for £3. 3. 0: see Library Bills and Books Purchased (1824), 1.
Former Bodleian shelfmark: Auct. 2Q 3.19.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 3.19(4).
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