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Bod-Inc: C-100

Casola, Petrus

Rationale caeremoniarum missae Ambrosianae.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a2r Casola, Petrus: [Preface addressed to the clergy of Milan.] Incipit: ‘Non dubito, dignissimi confratres, imbecillitatem ingenioli mei a multis . . .’

a3r Casola, Petrus: Rationale caerimoniarum missae Ambrosianae. Incipit: ‘Sacerdos preparando se ad missam celebrandam primo induit camisium dicendo . . .’

g7r [Colophon.]

g7v [Casola, Petrus]: [Valedictory letter addressed to the clergy of Milan(?).] Incipit: ‘Habetis, uenerabiles sacerdotes, hunc meum minime ambitiosum laborem . . .’


Imprint: [Milan]: Ambrosius de Caponago, for Alexander Minutianus, 18 June 1499. 4°.


Collation: a–g8.


ISTC: ic00230000

GW: GW 6157 (Anm.);

Hain: HCR 4552;

Goff: Goff C‑230;

BMC: BMC VI 791;

Proctor: Pr 6075;

Others: Sheppard 5037-8.

LCN: 13890389, 13890424


Copy number: C-100(1)

First leaf unsigned. Leaf b8v ends ‘ . . . dū in cretensi Insula moram'.

Binding: Eighteenth/nineteenth-century half dark brown morocco over marbled paper boards; marbled pastedowns; gold-tooled spine.

Size: 206 × 153 × 13 mm.

Size of leaf: 197 × 143 mm.

Early marginal notes and pointing hands in faded black ink. On g8r a manuscript table of contents in a sixteenth-century(?) hand.

Manuscript foliation in faded black ink: 1-53.

Provenance: Giovanni Maria Frotta (seventeenth/eighteenth century?); inscription on a1r: ‘Di Prete Gio. Maria Frotta'. Purchased for £0. 7. 6; see Books Purchased (1843), 11.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 6.28.

Copy number: C-100(2)

First leaf signed a. Sheets b3.6 and b4.5 are differently set up, without paragraph marks and with different forms of and Ṽ. Signature b6v ends as in the first copy above.

Binding: Eighteenth-century(?) half light brown morocco over marbled paper boards.

Size: 205 × 145 × 12 mm.

Size of leaf: 200 × 143 mm.

Occasional marginal annotations, some providing alternatives to the text, but most summarizing key points.

Provenance: Johannes Baptista Corneus (1607-1690); inscription on a1r: ‘Presbyteri Johannis Baptiste Cornei Primicerii RR Lectorum ecclesie Metropolitane Mediolani, Protonotarii Apostolici'. Giovanni Francesco Borghi (fl. c.1800); printed book-label on pastedown; for a Francesco Borghi, see Gelli 67. Revd William John Blew (1808-1894); sale: 20 June 1895, lot 597; ‘Blew sale' in pencil on pastedown. Purchased at Blew's sale for £3. 3. 0; see Library Bills, 22 and 30 June 1895.

SHELFMARK: Inc. e. I3.1499.1.

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