Rationale divinorum officiorum.
Analysis of Content
[a1v] ‘Tabula'. Incipit: ‘Iste liber diuiditur in octo libros. Primus liber habet nouem rubricas . . .’
[a4r] Guilhelmus Minacensis; [Duranti, Guilelmus]: Rationale divinorum officiorum. See D‑187.
Imprint: [Strasbourg: Printer of the 1483 Jordanus de Quedlinburg (Georg Husner), not after 1483]. Folio.
Collation: [a10 b c8 d–z A–M8.6 N O8 P Q6 R–V8.6 X8.]
GW: GW 9125;
Hain: H *6469 = 6470 = 6488;
Goff: Goff D‑427;
BMC: BMC I 130;
Proctor: Pr 633;
Others: BSB‑Ink D‑344; Oates 240; Sack, Freiburg, 1323; not in Sheppard.
Copy number: D-189(1)
Binding: Contemporary German (Nicolaus von Havelberg, Kyriß workshop no. 47), blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, remains of two clasps; rebacked. On both covers fillets form an intersecting double frame; the inner rectangle is divided by four sets of triple fillets into six square compartments separated by three rectangular ones. Within the outer frame are two different lozenge-shaped stamps: a pierced heart and a leaf ornament. In the central rectangular compartment of the upper cover are two tiny rosette stamps and two different lozenge-shaped stamps: a floral ornament and a griffin; in the two outer rectangular compartments is a stamp with a scroll with the inscription: ‘nicolaus d havelb'g' and a large rosette; in the outer square compartments are the symbols of the evangelists. Lower cover: within the outer frame is the lozenge-shaped heart stamps; in the central rectangular compartment of the innner rectangle are the large rosette and lozenge-shaped griffin stamp; in the outer square compartments are the symbols of the Evangelists. For the stamps see Kyriß pl. 97, nos 1-4 and pl. 98.
Size: 310 × 220 × 85 mm.
Size of leaf: 296 × 211 mm.
Early marginal notes.
On [a1v] a seven-line initial is supplied in interlocked red and blue with pen-flourishing in green; other initials are supplied in red or blue; paragraph marks are supplied in red; red capital strokes and underlining.
Provenance: Conrad Kirchain (fifteenth/sixteenth century); on [a1v] an inscription: ‘Sum Conradi Kirchain notarij' in an early hand. Albert Ehrman (1890-1969); armorial book-plate; accession no. ‘R 1409'; purchased from E. Nourry, through Maggs Brothers Ltd in 1955 for £70. Presented in 1978 by John Ehrman.
SHELFMARK: Broxb. 19.3.
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