Rationale caeremoniarum missae Ambrosianae.
Analysis of Content
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 . . .’
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°.
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 ꝶ 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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