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Bod-Inc: D-191

Duranti, Guilelmus

Rationale divinorum officiorum.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a2r ‘Tabula'. Incipit: ‘Iste liber diuiditur in octo libros. Primus liber habet nouem rubricas . . .’

a4r Guilhelmus Minatensis; [Duranti, Guilelmus]: Rationale divinorum officiorum. See D‑187.


Imprint: Strasbourg: [Printer of the 1483 Jordanus de Quedlinburg (Georg Husner)], 19 July 1493. Folio.


Collation: a8 b–i8.6 k6 l–v8.6 x–z A–H6 I–O8.6 P Q8. Leaf a1 unsigned, a2 signed a1.


ISTC: id00436000

GW: GW 9137;

Hain: HC *6496;

Goff: Goff D‑436;

BMC: BMC I 143;

Proctor: Pr 626;

Others: BSB‑Ink D‑353; Sack, Freiburg, 1330; Sheppard 487.

LCN: 11466677, 14864383


Copy number: D-191(1)

Wanting the blank leaf Q8.

Binding: Eighteenth/nineteeenth-century blue pasteboards.

Size: 278 × 210 × 50 mm.

Size of leaf: 272 × 182 mm.

On [a1r] an inscription in the hand of Georgius Arnold: ‘Sponte sua discet nullo monitore coactus | Qui cupit egregij nomen habere virj'.

On a4r an eight-line initial is supplied in interlocked red and blue with pen-work decoration in brown and green; other initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue; red capital strokes and underlining.

Provenance: Georg Arnold (fl. 1567); on [a1r] an inscription: ‘Georgius Arnold me iure vendicat Anno 1567'. Georg Rosenperger (fl. 1567); on [a1r] an inscription: ‘Georgius Rosenperger'. Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; ‘Duplum' on front endleaf. Purchased on 17 Jan. 1886 from Caspar Haugg, Catalogue 79, no. 493 for 10 Marks; see Library Bills; ‘No. 493' in pencil inside upper cover.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 3Q 5.35.

Copy number: D-191(2)

Binding: Contemporary German (Augsburg?) blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, one central boss and four corner-pieces on each cover lost; two metal clasps. On the upper cover fillets form a border; triple horizontal fillets create a compartment in which is stamped ‘Rationale'; within this and within the border is a roll of crocketed cresting; within a single dotted line is a roll of a floreate tendril; quadruple fillets form a frame within three sides of which is a small floral stamp; the inner rectangle is filled with fleurons surrounded by merrythoughts. The lower cover is decorated in a similar fashion, but without the asymmetry caused by the compartment for the title. On the spine is a large rosette.

Size: 293 × 210 × 65 mm.

Size of leaf: 283 × 205 mm.

On a3r an initial is supplied in azure on a burnished gold ground, the gilt with punch-dotting, the azure with foliate scrolling, within a segmented frame of red and green, and with some gold dotting; in lower margin, a foliate ornament is supplied in the same palette. Initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red; red capital strokes and underlining.

Provenance: Matthias Aniser (fl. 1625); on [a1r] an inscription: ‘In vsum Matthiae Aniserj tunc temporis coop[eratoris] ad S. Nicolaus [ ]alae 25'; below in the same hand ‘Emptus floreno et 30 cruc. die 18 Julÿ 1625'; on [a2r] an inscription: ‘Ex libris Matth. Aniseri Sacerd[otis]'. On front pastedown an old shelfmark ‘XII B.b.21'. Neil Ripley Ker (1908-1982). Given through the Friends of the Bodleian from the collection of N. R. Ker.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: Inc. d. G7.1486.2.

SHELFMARK: Inc. d. G7.1493.1.

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