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Bod-Inc: B-181

Bernardus Claravallensis

Homiliae super evangelio Missus est angelus Gabriel.


Analysis of Content

A1v Bernardus Claravallensis: Homiliae super evangelio Missus est angelus Gabriel. [Also known as In laudibus virginis matris.] See B‑180.

D4r ‘Speciales figure et multum notabiles ex compendio biblie cum magna diligentia enucleate in omnibus quasi sermonibus ad laudem beate Marie servientibus'. Incipit: ‘Marie conceptio et natiuitas signum fuit reparationis humane . . .’ See Hauréau V 58r. Twelve figurae.


Imprint: [Antwerp: Gerard Leeu, between 2 Aug. 1487 and 26 Nov. 1489]. 4°.

Remarks: As dated in HPT.


Collation: A–E6.

Illustrations: On A1r a woodcut depicting the Annunciation; woodcut initials.


ISTC: ib00400000

GW: GW 3933;

Hain: HC 2864 = H 2865; C 963;

Goff: Goff B‑400;

BMC: BMC IX 193;

Proctor: Pr 9389;

Others: Campbell 281 = 280; CIBN B‑271; HPT II 420; ILC 384; Inventaris, 182; Oates 3921; Schäfer 42; Sheppard 7216.

LCN: 14005513


Copy number: B-181(1)

Bound with:
2. Bonaventura, Speculum Beatae Mariae Virginis. Antwerp: Gerard Leeu, 2 Aug. 1487 (B‑456);
3. Sermones compositi super particulis antiphonae Salve regina. Alost: Thierry Martens, 9 July 1487 (S‑182);
4. Michael Francisci de Insulis, Quodlibet de veritate fraternitatis Rosarii [Gouda: Gerard Leeu, between 1483 and 11 June 1484] (F‑095(1));
5. Michael Francisci de Insulis, Decisio de septem doloribus BVM. Antwerp: Thierry Martens, [not before 1496; not after 1497] (F‑093).

Binding: Contemporary Flemish (Mechelen) blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, two clasps lost; rebacked. Within a border is a double intersecting frame, on both covers. Within the outer frame, two rectangular stamps, one with hare and hound, the other with hare, bird, and hound, and a lozenge-shaped fleur-de-lis stamp; at the head and foot of each cover is a rectangular stamp with the inscription ‘Aue Maria'. In the inner rectangle is a lozenge-shaped stamp with a double-headed eagle and a minute round stamp with the head of Christ. Along the lower edge: ‘Tractatus et sermones de beata virgine'. Index tabs of red paper in the last two items. On the binding see Prosper Verheyden, ‘De paneelstempel Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-ten-Troon', De Gulden Passer, 24 (1946), 19-32, at 30, and reproduced as pl. 5, and Foot, ‘Monasteries and Dragons', 197.

Size: 210 × 145 × 57 mm.

Size of leaf: 202 × 131 mm.

Manuscript table of contents on former front pastedown, now raised, and early marginal notes, all probably in the hand of Petrus de Manso: on l5v of item 2, ‘Deuotam meditationem super Aue Maria vide in Stimulo amoris sancti Bonauenture capitulo xvi° 3e partis, et similiter super Salue regina capitulo xix° ibidem. Per aliam meditationem breuem et deuotam super Aue Maria quere inter opuscula domini .P. de Aillyaco cardinalis, et similiter expositionem cantici Magnificat etc.'. On n4r of item 3, ‘Item deuotam meditationem super Salue regina vide in Stimulo amoris sancti Bonauenture capitulo xix° 3e partis.' On d6r of item 4, ‘Preterea ex alio ampliori tractatu psalterii beate Marie, de quo autor in prologo huius compendii mentionem facit, tracta sunt aliqua singularia in codice sequenti contenta ad laudem christifere Marie etc.', followed by a gathering of originally 12 leaves (three leaves cut out between fols 6 and 7) in manuscript with the title on fol. 1r: ‘Sequuntur singularia breuiter excerpta a tractatu psalterii beate Marie magistri Alani de Rupe doctoris sacre theologie ordinis predicatorum. Instructio pulcherrima et profunda, quam reuelauit virgo Maria Alano sponso suo nouello', incipit: ‘Accidit semel, quod beatissima virgo Maria, domina nostra predulcissima, apparuit sponso suo nouello petenti quomodo illam et alios sanctos deberet pie et deuote venerari . . .'; fol. 7r: ‘Sequuntur septuaginta due excellentie salutationis angelice predicto nouello sponso Marie a domino Jhesu reuelate', incipit: ‘Jhesus ad sponsam et matrem suam Mariam. O dilectissima mater mea Maria et sponsa, mihi placet te laudari in tua salutatione angelica . . .’

Initials are supplied in red with reserved white decoration; occasional red capital strokes and underlining.

Provenance: Mechelen, Flanders, Béguines; see binding note. Petrus de Manso (Peter Verhoeven, fifteenth/sixteenth century); inscription on A1r; ‘Pertinet michi Petro de Manso presbitero, confessori olim/ [added later] religiosarum sororum de Thabor' (possibly Thabor, near Sneek, Friesland, S. Elizabeth, Mons Oliveti), with later additions ‘deinde curato beghin[ ] Machlin[ ]', ‘quod post obitum meum de conuentui(!) Rubee Vallis in Zonia' (rest deleted), ‘Oretur queso pro me .p.' Zoniënbos at Oudergem, Brabant, Roo- or Roedenclooster, Augustinian Canons, S. Paulus; on A1r: ‘Bibliothecæ Rubeæ Vallis'. On former back pastedown, ‘22 7bris 1792 N° 424 C'. Louvain; on front pastedown ‘N. 1015 R. F. Charlis Presbr. Lov. 1808'. Purchased for £0. 16. 0; see Library Bills (1829-32), no. 243, item 9, and Books Purchased (1831), 2.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q inf. 1.11(1).

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