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Breviarium Windeshemense [Windesheim].


Analysis of Content

[1aa1r] [Title-page.]

[1aa2r] [Rubricae.] Incipit: ‘De aduentu. [A]duentus domini proxima dominica post vi kalendas . . .’ sacramenti usque ad adventum domini'.’

[1aa7r] [Calendarium.] Incipit: ‘Januarius habet dies xxxi . . .’

1A1r [Psalterium.] Incipit: ‘Dominicis diebus. Inuitatorium. [A]doremus dominum . . . In I nocturno psalmus. Beatus vir, qui non abiit in consilio impiorum . . .’ [De una virgine] Ad laudes. Angulare fundamentum . . .per eterna secula amen'.’

I2v [Litaniae sanctorum.]

I5v [Officium defunctorum.] Incipit: ‘Incipiunt vigilie defunctorum. Ad vesperas. Antiphona. Placebo domino . . .’

K3r [Hymnarium. Pars hiemalis.] Incipit: ‘In adventu domini ad vesperas ymnus. Conditor alme syderum . . .’

L1r [Commune sanctorum.] Incipit: ‘De apostolis in simplicibus festis ad vesperas antiphone et psalmi feriales. Capitulum. Beatus vir ut infra. Ymnus. Exultet celum. Versus. In omne terra. Ad magnificat antiphona. Ecce ego mitto. In duplici festo super psalmos feriales. Antiphona. [E]cce ego mitto vos sicut oues . . .’ [De virginibus] Ad nonam. Capitulum. Timentes dominum custodient . . .ad nuptias'.’

N4r [Officium BVM parvum.]

N6r Suffragia.

N8v ‘Psalmi quindecim graduum'.

2A1r [Hymnarium. Pars aestivalis.] Incipit: ‘Ab octaua Pasche vsque ad Ascensionem . . .’ [A]d cenam agni prouidi et stolis albis . . .’ See AH 27,88.

2aa1r [Proprium de tempore. Pars hiemalis.] Incipit: ‘Dominica prima in aduentu. Ad vesperas antiphona. [S]obrie et iuste et pie viuamus in hoc seculo . . .’ Cetera ut supra'.’

11r [Proprium de sanctis. Pars hiemalis.] Incipit: ‘In vigilia beati Andree. Lectio prima secundum Iohannem. [I]n ill[o tempore] stabat Johannes . . .’ [Ambrosii ep.] Euangelium. Vos estis sal terre'.’


Imprint: Antwerp: Gerard Leeu, 15 Oct. 1488. 8°.


Collation: Rubricae, Calendarium: [aa]8 bb10; Psalterium-Commune sanctorum: A–N8; Hymnarium. Pars aestivalis: A8; Proprium de tempore. Pars hiemalis: aa–gg8 hh4+1 ii6 kk–nn8 oo6; Proprium de sanctis. Pars hiemalis: 1-38 410.

Remarks: Collation as Sheppard. GW incorrectly describes the sections, which in the Bodleian copy form parts of the Pars hiemalis, as belonging to the Pars aestivalis.

Types: Types: 72 G and 63 G of Thierry Martens, Alost are used: see GW V col. 171, 1b.

Leaves: In the Bodleian copy, the first section contains 18 leaves, the second 104, the third 8, the fourth 105 and the fifth 34.

Illustrations: Woodcut on [aa1r]: on the left, David, with his harp, directs two figures carrying the Ark of the Covenant into the Temple behind him.


ISTC: ib01144450

GW: GW 5241 (Ergänz V);

Hain: C 1331 = 1332;

Proctor: Pr 9378;

Others: Bohatta, Lit. Bibl., 545-6; HPT II 420; Inventaris, 165; ILC 481; Jan van Ruusbroec, catalogue (1981) 225; B. Kruitwagen,`Het Breviarium Windeshemense, Antwerpen, Gerard Leeu, 1488, 15 October', Het Boek, 3 (1914), 193-202; Proctor, Campbell, III 367 A; Sheppard 7223-4.

LCN: 13913159


Copy number: B-528(1)

Commune sanctorum bound at end.

Binding: Contemporary Netherlandish(?) blind-tooled calf over bevelled wooden boards, with remains of metal catches and clasps. On both covers, double fillets form concentric intersecting frames; further double fillets divide the inner rectangle into triangular and lozenge-shaped compartments. On both covers four different sizes of flower-petal stamps. Stamps very worn.

Size: 148 × 104 × 48 mm.

Size of leaf: 138 × 95 mm.

On the rear parchment endleaf, manuscript prayers in Latin, written in a late fifteenth/early sixteenth-century hand, with incipit: ‘[S]alutifera vulnera dulcissimi amatoris mei Jhesu Christi . . .', ‘Domine amantissime Jhesu Christe, benedicti sint claui quibus manus pedesque tuos . . .', ‘Splendide ac intime discem dulcis Jhesu hac tua spinea corona . . .', ‘[A]ve sanctissima Maria mater dei regina celi . . .', ‘Radix viua mire pietatis oliua . . .'; the last two prayers are ascribed to Sixtus IV, Pont. Max., according to the note which precedes them; back parchment pastedown contains part of an unidentified text in Dutch, written in a fifteenth-century(?) hand.

Note on the verso of the back endleaf in Dutch, in an early hand, concerning the rector of Ouden[h]ove.

Principal initials are supplied in blue, purple or interlocked red and blue, with reserved white decoration, and some with red pen-work infill and extensions into the margins, touched with green; other initials are supplied in red or blue; paragraph marks are supplied in red; underlining and capital strokes in red.

Provenance: Erased inscription on verso of front endleaf. Johannes Althier (Altheer, fl. 1787-1840); purchase inscription, for 7 Fl. on the recto of the front endleaf: ‘Althier, Utrecht, Dec. 1826, 7 flor.' Thomas Thorpe (1791-1851); Catalogue (1837), part IV, no. 244; Thorpe catalogue states that this catalogue consisted of books purchased from Heber's library. Richard Heber (1773-1833). Purchased for £0. 9. 0; see Books Purchased (1837), 7 and Library Bills (1837-8), no. 18.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 6.21.

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