Rationale divinorum officiorum.
Analysis of Content
[a1r] Guilhelmus Minatensis; [Duranti, Guilelmus]: Rationale divinorum officiorum. Guillelmi Duranti Rationale divinorum officiorum, ed. A. Davril–T. M. Thibodeau, CCCM 140, 140A (Turnhout, 1995-8), books 1-6; and see Bertrand Guyot, ‘Essai de classement des éditions du Rationale', in Guillaume Durand . . . Actes de la Table Ronde du C. N. R. S., Mende 24-27 mai 1990, ed. P. M. Gy (Paris, 1992), 201-5, 1A; see Schulte II 144-56 at 155, no. 6, and Franz, Messe, 476-82.
Imprint: [Mainz]: Johann Fust and Peter Schoeffer, 6 Oct. 1459. Folio.
Collation: [a–c10 d8 e f10 g7 h2 i8 k6 l–p10 q8 r10 s11].
GW: GW 9101;
Hain: HR 6471;
Goff: Goff D‑403;
BMC: BMC I 20;
Proctor: Pr 66;
Others: BSB‑Ink D‑324; de Ricci, Mayence, 65; Oates 21; Rhodes 722; Sheppard 27-8.
Copy number: D-178(1)
Printed on parchment. The two-colour printed initials at the beginning of each book are omitted, also the red-printed headings of books 4 and 8 and the sub-headings in the latter part of books 6, 7, and 8; see GW Anm. 1, 1, and 6. Col. 2, line 44 on [c7v] reads ‘Nt' cūcta eccīe . . .'; col. 1, line 2 on [r1r] reads ‘Ostq[uam] de diuīs . . .'; see GW Anm. 1, 5.
Binding: Eighteenth-century red morocco, gold-tooled and inlaid; marbled pastedowns; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.
Size: 415 × 302 × 72 mm.
Size of leaf: 397 × 280 mm.
A few early marginal notes.
On [a1r] a 13-line German initial 'Q' is supplied in green with acanthus-leaf decoration highlighted in white and black within a pale blue frame, on a gold ground; the space defined by the letter is gold highlighted with foliate decoration; foliate and floral extensions into the upper, inner, and lower margins in green, red, blue, and ochre with some gold dotting; initials beginning each book are supplied in similar style; other initials are supplied in red or blue; running headlines and paragraph marks are supplied in red; red capital strokes and underlining. The illuminator was probably working for the Fust & Schoeffer's workshop (ex informatione Mayumi Ikeda).
Binding: Bethlehem (Herent), near Louvain, Priory, BVM, Augustinian Canons; on [h2r] an erased inscription: ‘Pertinet monasterio de bethleem iuxta Lou[ianum]'. On [n6r] a partly erased inscription: ‘Pro Monasterio Regularium [ ]'. Pietro-Antonio Bolongaro-Crevenna (1735-1792); printed label ‘285'; sale (1789), lot 285; in the annotated catalogue marked down to Payne for Fl. 920. Purchased through Payne for £80. 10. 0; see Books Purchased (1790), 2.
Former Bodleian shelfmark: Auct. Y 1.7.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 4Q 1.3.
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