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Bod-Inc: D-111


Diurnale Benedictinum congregationis Sanctae Justinae.


Analysis of Content

[*1r] [Calendarium.] Roman calendar with the addition of: 8 Jan. ‘Seuerini ab.'; 31 Jan. ‘Geminiani ep.'; 28 Feb. ‘Macarii cf.'; 18 Mar. ‘Anselmi ep. et cf.' (red); 26 July ‘Pastoris cf.' ‘Symeonis' (red); 19 Sept. ‘Anniuersarium domini Ludouici ep.' (red); 5 Oct. ‘Placidi cum sociis' (red); 7 Oct. ‘Iustina' (red); 10 Oct. ‘Zerboni ep.'; 9 Dec. ‘Siri ep.'.

[†2v] ‘Tabula Parisina'.

a1r [Proprium de tempore.] ‘Officium diuinum secundum morem monachorum congregationis Sancte Justine ordinis sancti Benedicti'.

o1r ‘Proprium sanctorum'.

z7r [Officium] in dedicatione ecclesiae.

aa1r [Commune sanctorum.]

A1r [Psalterium feriatum.]

I4r [Hymnarium.]

L6r ‘Psalmi penitentiales'. Ps 6; 31; 37; 50; 101; 129; 142.

M1r [Litaniae sanctorum.] It includes: ‘Gregori', ‘Cyrine', ‘Procule', ‘Nazari et Celse', ‘Placide cum sociis' among the martyrs; ‘Anselme' among the confessors and doctors; ‘Benedicte' (twice), ‘Symeon', ‘Seuerine', ‘Columbane', ‘Galle', ‘Paule prime heremite' among the monks and hermits; ‘Anna', ‘Elizabeth', ‘Iustina', ‘Chaterina', ‘Margarita', ‘Scholastica', ‘Clara', ‘Ursula' among the virgins and widows.

M7r [Officium defunctorum.] Use of Rome.

O1r [Officium parvum Mariae.]

O3v [Colophon.]


Imprint: Venice: Bernardinus Benalius, Georgius Arrivabenus, and Paganinus de Paganinis, 25 Apr. 1484. 16°.


Collation: [* + ] a-z aa bb8 cc4 A–N8 O4.

Remarks: GW signs the first two gatherings as [a b].


ISTC: id00279200

GW: GW 8506;

Proctor: Pr 4907;

Others: Bohatta, Lit. Bibl. 599; Sheppard 4013.

LCN: 13913135


Copy number: D-111(1)

On a1r, l.1: ‘ . . . diurnū'. Leaves y6-7 cropped.

Binding: Late fifteenth/early sixteenth-century Italian (Venetian or Paduan(?)) red goatskin over wooden boards, bevelled inwards; rebacked, old spine laid down. Two clasps lost (formerly hinged on the upper cover and secured by one star nail); brass catches on the fore-edge of the lower cover. On both covers two pairs of double-line fillets form three frames; mitred corners. The border between the second and third frame is decorated with a repeated bud-and-two-circles tool. In the centre of the innermost frame is a lozenge-shaped interlaced tool with an empty centre. Edges gilt and gauffered with lines of Y‑tools between roundels, within a triple border: S‑tools between two double dotted lines. Double headbands of diagonal dark green and red silk. Sewn on two double bands. Two-line saltire on cross in the compartments. Endleaves: pastedown plus one paper and one parchment at each end, no watermark.

Size: 101 × 78 × 38 mm.

Size of leaf: 95 × 67 mm.

Provenance: Benedetta Contarini(?) (fl. c.1500); an inscription on back pastedown: ‘D[omina] S[uora] Benedicte Conta[ri]ne'. John Trotter Brockett (1788-1842); armorial book-plate; sale (16 June 1843), lot 1055. Purchased for £1. 14. 0; see Books Purchased (1843), 37, where it is described as being printed on parchment, and Macray 435.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 6.39.

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