Rationale divinorum officiorum.
Analysis of Content
[a2r] [Table of contents.] Incipit: ‘Iste liber diuiditur in octo libros. Primus liber habet nouem rubricas . . .’
[a3r] Guilhelmus Minatensis; [Duranti, Guilelmus]: Rationale divinorum officiorum. See D‑182.
Imprint: [Strasbourg: George Husner, not after 1478]. Folio.
Collation: [a12+1 b–l8 m10 n–z A8]. Collation as GW, not as BMC.
GW: GW 9114;
Hain: HC *6462;
Goff: Goff D‑418;
BMC: BMC I 85;
Proctor: Pr 360;
Others: BSB‑Ink D‑336; Campbell 657; Rhodes 723; Sack, Freiburg, 1319; Sheppard 294-5.
Copy number: D-187(1)
Binding: Contemporary German (Schwenke–Schwunke–Rabenau 68: Dillingen, Wappen-Meister) blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards, one central boss, four corner-pieces and two clasps on each cover lost. On the upper cover fillets form four frames; within the upper and lower sections of the outer frame are two repeated small lozenge-shaped stamps with a fleur-de-lis (Schwenke–Schunke 174 no. 135) and a stag (Schwenke–Schunke 141 no. 54); within the vertical sections is a repeated palm-leaf stamp (Schwenke–Schunke 207 no. 27); within the upper and lower sections of the the second frame are two ornaments formed by a large rosette, the palm-leaf stamp and two stamps with leaf ornaments; within the vertical sections is a simple leaf ornament; within the third frame is a repeated small rosette. The inner rectangle is filled with a repeated lozenge-shaped stamp with a double-headed eagle. On the lower cover fillets form four rectangular compartments, subdivided by fillets into triangular sections. In each section is the impression of one stamp: the small lozenge-shaped stamps with a fleur-de-lis and a stag, the large rosette, or a lozenge-shaped leaf ornament (Schwenke–Schunke 29 no. 40).
Size: 410 × 290 × 75 mm.
Size of leaf: 394 × 274 mm.
On front pastedown, notes in an early hand concerning various cases covered by canon law. On [a1r] in the same hand, an excerpt from Bonaventura concerning the celebration of the Mass, partly in tabular form, incipit: ‘Vt vero canonice hore debite persoluantur requiritur primo . . .' Early marginal notes in red and brown ink, partly in the same hand. A sheet of paper pasted on the lower pastedown contains a manuscript copy of the tables of Johannes Bedellus for ascertaining the date of the beginning of Lent, the dominical letter, the Golden Number, the year of the indiction etc. for the years 1457 to 1551; see GW 3759 and a similar anonymous table reproduced in Konrad Haebler, Hundert Kalender-Inkunabeln (Strasbourg, 1905), no. 51. Another hand has added at the foot ‘F S B | O D A I | 1594'.
On [a3r] a ten-line initial is supplied in green with pen-flourishing in red; other major initials supplied in red with pen-flourishing in green, or in red and green with pen-flourishing in red and green. Headings, initials, and paragraph marks are supplied in red; red capital strokes and underlining.
Provenance: Sebastian Pogner (fl. 1514-1519); on [a1v] an inscription: ‘Ego Sebastianus Pogner emi pro 6 solidos(!) Anno 14'; on [a2r] an inscription: ‘Sebastianus Pogner Coadiutor tunc temporis Lantzhut' S. Martini Anno etc. 19'. Conrad Schwäger (fl. 1567); on [a1v] an inscription: ‘S. Theologiae D. Conradus Schwägerius Thürsenreutinus 1567'. Ramsau, Bavaria, Augustinian Hermits, BVM, SS. Augustinus and Georgius; on [a2r] an inscription: ‘Liber Conuentus fratrum Eremitarum S. Augustini in Ramsau'. Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; ‘Dupl' on front endleaf. Purchased from Munich via Thomas Rodd for Fl. 20, i.e. £2. 0. 0; see Books Purchased (1837), 12.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q 1.4.
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