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Bod-Inc: A-311


Antiphonarium Augustense.


Analysis of Content

[a3r] [Order from Friedrich II, Count of Hohenzollern, Bishop of Augsburg (1486-1505), to Erhard Ratdolt, to print antiphonarium.] Incipit: ‘Quoniam frequens quorundam curatorum querela circumstrepit . . .’

[a3v] ‘Tabula super antiffanario . . .’

[a4r] [Antiphon to Virgin Mary.] Incipit, printed below four-line staves and plainchant: ‘Salue regina misericordie(!). Vita dulcedo et spes nostra salue . . .’ See Chevalier, Rep. hymn., 18150.

[a5r] ‘Antiffanarium per circulum anni, Dominica prima in aduentu domini ad vesperas Responsorium.’ Edited by Sixtus Haug. Incipit: ‘Ecce dies venient(!), dicit dominus, et suscitabo Dauid germen iustum et regnabit rex . . .' [Ier 23,5] Printed below four-line staves and plainchant: See Corpus antiphonalium officii, II, ed. Renatus-Johannes Hesbert, Rerum Ecclesiasticarum Documenta, Series Major Fontes VII (Rome, 1965), 53 no. 152 a, ‘Ad Cantica'; Antiphonale Pataviense (Wien 1519), ed. Karlheinz Schlager, Das erbe deutscher Musik, 88 (Kassel, 1985). See also Musik in der Reichstadt Augsburg, ed. Ludwig Wegele (Augsburg, 1965), 16.

[m4v] [Colophon.]

[m5v] [Concluding verse.] Incipit: ‘Erhardi Ratdolt felicia conspice signa | Testata artificem qua valet ipse manum'; 1 elegiac distich. See Adolf Layer, ‘Augsburger Musikdrucker der frühen Renaissancezeit', Gb Jb (1965), 124-9.


Imprint: Augsburg: Erhard Ratdolt, 23 Feb. 1495. Folio.


Collation: [a8+2 b–l8 m6].

Remarks: Collation as BMC. GW collates [a2 b–m8 n6].


ISTC: ia00773000

GW: GW 2062;

Hain: H *1156;

Goff: Goff A‑773;

BMC: BMC II 388;

Proctor: Pr 1904;

Others: Bohatta Lit. Bib., 23; BSB‑Ink A‑561; Latin Liturgical Manuscripts and Printed Books: Guide to an Exhibition Held [at the Bodleian Library] during 1952 (Oxford, 1952), no. 55; Meyer-Baer 9; Raphael Molitor, Deutsche Choral-Wiegendrucke (Regensburg, 1904; repr. Hildesheim, Zurich, New York, 1982), 60; Schottenloher pls 26-7, 30-1; Schramm XXIII 26 and pl. 10; Schreiber V 3337; Sheppard 1347.

LCN: 14423662


Copy number: A-311(1)

Wanting [a1-2], including woodcut, also [m4], a printed sheet of blank staves (ex informatione Prof. M. K. Duggan), and the blank leaf [m6].

Gathering [a] ‘made up'. Sewing visible between fourth and fifth leaves; last two leaves do not appear to be part of the gathering.

Binding: Contemporary German (Augsburg) blind-tooled calf over wooden boards. On both covers fillets form concentric frames, four on the upper cover, three on lower. On the upper cover two frames with rolls, the outer a cresting roll, the inner animals, trees, men, and fencing. Within the outer and innermost frames is a small badly-worn stamp, possibly a star. On the lower cover, within the middle frame is the roll of animals, trees, and fencing. In the inner rectangle on both covers is a strapwork stamp. Index tabs.

Size: 366 × 250 × 38 mm.

Size of leaf: 356 × 240 mm.

Provenance: Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; ‘Dupl' mark inside the upper cover. John Wickham Legg (1843-1921). Bequeathed in 1921; see Craster 295.

SHELFMARK: Inc. c. G5.1495.1.

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