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Bod-Inc: B-529


Breviarium Aeduense [Autun].


Analysis of Content

[*r] [Calendarium.] GW notes [*1] as being unknown, although it presumably contained the calendar for January and February.

a2r [Psalterium.] Incipit: ‘[Inuitatorium.] Adoremus Dominum, qui fecit nos Psalmus. Venite. Hymnus. Primo dierum omnium. Hymnus. Nocte surgentes. Psalmus. [B]eatus vir qui non abiit in consilio impiorum . . .’

g3v [Litaniae sanctorum.]

h4r [Proprium de tempore.] Incipit: ‘In vigilia adventus domini ad vesperas.Antiphona. Benedictus. Capitulum. [E]cce dies veniunt, dicit Dominus et suscitabo. Hymnus. Conditor alme syderum . . .’ [Sabbato] lectio iii. Onus verbi domini . . .iratus est dominus usque in eternum'.

[con]6v [Proprium de sanctis.] Incipit: In vigilia sancti Andree apostoli . . .Ad vesperas super psalmos. Antiphona. Dilexit Andream Dominus in odorem suauitatis alleluia. Capitulum. [N]am non estis hospites et aduene . . .’ Crisanti et Darie. Oratio.Deus qui nos concedis . . . societatis gaudere. Per'.

T2r [Officium defunctorum.]

X2v [Commune sanctorum.] Incipit: ‘De apostolis.[Capitulum.] [V]os amici mei estis, si feceritis quod precipio vobis, dicit Dominus . . .’ [De virginibus] Ad vesperas. Oratio. Exaudi nos deus salutaris noster'.

Y5v [Rubricae.] Incipit: ‘[V]olentibus horas canonicas secundum vsum ecclesie Eduenensis . . .’ prout latissime in breviariis continetur'.

Y7v [Colophon, acknowledging the editorial contribution of Simon de Vetericastro made on the instructions of Cardinal Jean Rolin, Bishop of Autun (1436-83).

Z2r [Officium BVM parvum.] Incipit: ‘[Antiphona.] [D]omine, labia mea aperies . . .’

Z3v [Officium BVM.] Incipit: ‘Ad vesperas. Antiphona. Missus est Gabriel angelus . . . Psalmus. Dixit dominus domino meo. Capitulum. [E]cce virgo concipiet . . .’

Z8v [Officium Conceptionis BVM.] Incipit: ‘In primis vesperis. Antiphona. Sicut lilium inter spinas . . . Oratio. [D]eus qui per immaculatam virginis conceptionem . . .’


Imprint: Paris: [Ulrich Gering], 10 Mar. 1480/1. 4°.


Collation: [*]6 a–z8 [con]10 A–I kk L–Z8 aa6.


ISTC: ib01145100

GW: GW 5246;

Proctor: Pr 7867;

Others: Bohatta, Lit. Bibl., 53; Sheppard 6140.

LCN: 13913075


Copy number: B-529(1)

Wanting [*1], R1 and the blank leaves Y8 and Z1.

In this copy, a1r, described by GW as containing the Tabula festorum mobilium, is blank, as in Pellechet 2844. All red-letter entries in the Calendarium and all rubrics are in manuscript, not printed, unlike the copies described by Pellechet 2844 and GW. Printed on parchment.

Binding: Late eighteenth-century French gold-tooled red morocco; the spine gold-tooled; marbled pastedowns. Cropped leaves.

Size: 197 × 140 × 75 mm.

Size of leaf: 189 × 122 mm.

On a2r a six-line initial ‘B' is supplied in blue with white tracery and edging, and with floral infill decoration in blue, red, and white, all on a gold ground; accompanied by a full border within red rules, decorated with flowers (in some instances identifiable as poppies) or strawberries in red and green, and other flowers and foliage in blue, green, gold, and red, and decorative pen-strokes in black; a space has been left in the middle of lower margin, presumably for a coat of arms. On h4r a two-line initial ‘E', and on [con]6v a two-line initial ‘I', are both supplied in gold on a blue and maroon ground with white tracery; accompanied by a quarter border, with decoration as above, with the addition, in each case, of a strawberry in red and green. By a French hand, with decoration similar to those in The George Abrams Collection (London: Sotheby's, 16-17 Nov. 1989), lot 47 (Albrecht von Eyb, Margarita poetica I. Paris: Ulrich Gering, 20 Nov. 1478), lot 50 (Robert Gaguin, Compendium de origine et gestis Francorum. Paris: Thielman Kerver for Durand Gerlier and Jean Petit, 13 Jan. 1500), and lot 119 (Publius Terentius Afer, Comoediae, Strasbourg: Johann (Reinhard) Grüninger, 11 Feb. 1499). Other initials are supplied in red, blue, or interlocked red and blue. Paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue. Red-letter entries in the Calendarium and rubrics are supplied in red (see above). Capitals touched with yellow wash. Text enclosed within single red rules. Some running titles supplied in a seventeenth-century(?) hand.

Provenance: Cancelled inscription on aa6v: ‘Lib[er] [ ] et aliorum 1664'. Purchased for £2. 4. 0; see Library Bills (1837-8), no. 22 ‘Books Purchased by the Librarian', and Books Purchased (1838), 5.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q inf. 1.28.

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