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Biel, Gabriel

Sacri canonis missae expositio.


Analysis of Content

[*2r] Biel, Gabriel: ‘Prologus'. Incipit: ‘Sacri canonis misse expositio resolutissima . . . [I]n nomine superbenedicte trinitatis, patris . . .’

[*4r] ‘Tabula contentorum'.

a1r Biel, Gabriel: Sacri canonis missae expositio. ‘Lectura super Canone Misse in alma universitate Tuwingensi ordinarie lecta.’ G. Biel, Canonis misse expositio, ed. H. A. Oberman and W. J. Courtenay, 5 vols (Wiesbaden, 1963-76).


Imprint: [Reutlingen:] Johann Otmar, 15 Nov. 1488. Folio.


Collation: [*] [†]8 [|]10 a–y8.6 z8 A–K6.8 L–N6 O–X8.6 Y8 Z10

Remarks: The first three gatherings are numbered but not signed.


ISTC: ib00659000

GW: GW 4332;

Hain: HC *3178;

Goff: Goff B‑659;

Proctor: Pr 2714;

Others: BSB‑Ink B‑503; Oates 1218; Sheppard 1979.

LCN: 13907968


Copy number: B-341(1)

Binding: Contemporary German blind-tooled calf over wooden boards. On both covers triple fillets form a double frame; in the inner frame a repeated stamp of a foliate staff, and a rosette in the corner; in the inner rectangle a single stamp makes up a merrythought pattern, surrounding a repeated floral stamp; the title stamped and gilt on the upper cover; for another book printed by Otmar and with the title stamped in gold see H‑132(1); centre-pieces, four corner-pieces, two catches, and two leather clasps all lost; with tawed leather index tabs.

Size: 310 × 210 × 90 mm.

Size of leaf: 292 × 194 mm.

A few early notes and pointing hands.

Four-line initials and paragraph marks are supplied in alternate red or blue; red capital strokes, until x5r, and underlining of headings and running heads. Rubrication dated 1496 on [*]3v and Z7v.

Provenance: Joseph Franz Ecker von Käpfing und Lichteneck, Bishop of Freising (1696-1726); on the front pastedown an engraved armorial book-plate, Warnecke 558. Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich: ‘Duplum' ‘no 902'. Acquired between 1847 and c.1892; not found in Catalogus (1843), with Appendix.

SHELFMARK: Auct 5Q 3.10.

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