Rationale divinorum officiorum.
Analysis of Content
[a2r] [Table of contents.] Incipit: ‘Racionalis diuinorum officiorum libri registrum sub numero foliorum'.
[b1r] Guilhelmus Minatensis; [Duranti, Guilelmus]: Rationale divinorum officiorum. See D‑183.
Imprint: [Speier: Peter Drach, not after 1476]. Folio.
Collation: [a4 b–z A–M10 N O8.]
GW: GW 9109;
Hain: H *6467;
Goff: Goff D‑412;
BMC: BMC II 489;
Proctor: Pr 2346A;
Others: BSB‑Ink D‑329; Sack, Freiburg, 1316; Sheppard 1689.
Copy number: D-185(1)
Binding: Contemporary German blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards, five metal bosses and four corner-pieces on each cover; remains of two clasps. On the upper cover fillets form an outer border within which is a large rosette; double fillets form a double frame; within the outer is a lozenge-shaped stamp with a pierced heart, in each corner is a stamp with the symbol of an Evangelist; the inner rectangle is divided by fillets into lozenge-shaped and triangular compartments; at all points of intersection in the central compartment a small floral stamp. On the lower cover fillets form an outer border and a frame; the inner rectangle is divided by fillets into lozenge-shaped and triangular compartments. In the compartments, the large rosette stamp or the small flower stamp. Fragments from a twelfth-century manuscript missal on parchment containing the Gradual and Gospel of Tuesday in Holy Week are used as reinforcing pieces. Traces of former pastedowns from a fifteenth-century manuscript.
Size: 308 × 225 × 92 mm.
Size of leaf: 293 × 209 mm.
The initials at the beginning of each book are supplied in red with reserved white decoration and pen-work decoration in blue or interlocked red and blue. Running headings, initials, and paragraph marks are supplied in red; red capital strokes and underlining.
Provenance: London, British Museum; shelfmark ‘IB.8518'; stamp dated 1902 and duplicate stamp dated 1913. Transferred to the Bodleian in Oct. 1913; see ‘List of Duplicate Incunabula' (Library Records c. 1054), no. 5.
SHELFMARK: Inc. d. G8.1.
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