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Bod-Inc: C-407


Compendium rationale super repraesentatione et significatione missae.


Analysis of Content

[a1r] Compendium rationale super repraesentatione et significatione missae. Incipit: ‘[C]um pro salute humani generis . . .’ Authorship unknown. Entered by BMC and Goff under Durandus, and by IBP under Bernardus de Poncius (an error for Parentinis); not found in Franz, Messe.


Imprint: [Lübeck: Lucas Brandis, c.1478]. 4°.


Collation: [a b6].

Types: Type: 100 G; see GfT pl. 15.

Leaves: 12 leaves.

Line number: 26 lines.

Type area: Type area: 131 ×81 mm.


ISTC: ic00794480

GW: Not in GW;

Hain: H *3545 (II);

Others: BSB‑Ink C‑493; not in Sheppard.

LCN: 14438971


Copy number: C-407(1)

Formerly bound with Engelbertus Cultrificis, Defensorium privilegiorum fratrum mendicantium. Nijmegen: [Printer of Cultrificis, ‘De simonia vitanda' (Gerardus de Leempt?)], 1479 (GW 7851); now British Library, IA.48050 (BMC IX 91) and Engelbertus Cultrificis, De simonia vitanda. Nijmegen: [Printer of Cultrificis, ‘De simonia vitanda' (GW 7851)], 23 Aug. 1479 (GW 7851). According to the fifteenth-century title-label, formerly also bound with an edition of Aurelius Augustinus, De vita christiana.

Binding: Contemporary German blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, bosses and corner-pieces lost; two metal clasps; rebacked. Formerly chained: remains of a hasp at head of the lower cover. Title-label at the head of the upper cover with the inscription: ‘Priuilegia ord. confessionale a[ ]llio: Aug9 de uita christiana'. On the upper covers fillets form a border and a double frame; within the border a small floral stamp; within the outer frame a stamp of a foliate staff. The inner rectangle is divided by fillets into three horizontal compartments; the central compartment is divided by diagonal fillets into four triangular sections. In the central compartment a large floral stamp, in the upper and lower compartments a lozenge-shaped stamp with an eagle. On the lower covers fillets form a border and a double frame. Within the border is the small floral stamp, within the outer frame the eagle stamp. In the inner rectangle is the large floral stamp.

Size: 211 × 138 × 30 mm.

Size of leaf: 196 × 132 mm.

Fragment of a parchment manuscript of a rabinic text in Hebrew in an Ashkenazic script of the thirteenth/fourteenth century bound in as front endleaf. Fragment of a thirteenth-century(?) parchment manuscript of an alphabetical treatise on virtues and vices, written in a German hand, bound in as rear endleaf.

Initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red; red capital strokes and underlining.

Provenance: Albert Ehrman (1890-1969); book-plate on the front pastedown; accession no. ‘R 639'; purchased in 1948 from Lathrop Colgate Harper for £40. Presented in 1978 by John Ehrman.

SHELFMARK: Broxb. 16.2.

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