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Bod-Inc: D-195

Duranti, Guilelmus

Rationale divinorum officiorum.


Analysis of Content

[*1r] Tuscanus, Johannes Aloisius: [Letter to] Cardinal Petrus [Ferriz]. Incipit: ‘Inter omnes libros . . .’

[*1v] ‘Rubrice'.

A2r Duranti, Guilelmus: Rationale divinorum officiorum. See D‑194.


Imprint: Vicenza: Hermannus Liechtenstein, 1478. Folio.


Collation: [*2] A10 B–O a–o8.


ISTC: id00417000

GW: GW 9115;

Hain: H *6480;

Goff: Goff D‑417;

BMC: BMC VII 1037;

Proctor: Pr 7155;

Others: BSB‑Ink D‑334; Oates 2676; Sack, Freiburg, 1318; Sheppard 5905-6.

LCN: 14865201


Copy number: D-195(1)

Binding: Contemporary Italian (perhaps Florentine or Central Italian, to judge from the sixteenth-century ownership) dark brown sheep over wooden boards bevelled inwards; rebacked. Four round bosses on both covers, wanting. Two clasps (each fastened with three nails forming a triangle), hinging on the upper cover, wanting. Catches, in the form of a trefoil with pointed apex, wanting. Title label at the head of the lower cover. Covers tooled in blind with three five-line frames; within the second is a repeated S‑tool; the central panel is divided by a saltire and by a five-line double lozenge, containing a row of S‑tools; a rosette in the spaces so formed outside the lozenge and groups of knotwork X‑tools inside the lozenge. The edges were possibly originally dark green. Double headbands, apparently coloured dark green with the edges. Sewn on three white leather split thongs. The gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers. New pastedowns and endleaves.

Size: 310 × 210 × 63 mm.

Size of leaf: 298 × 203 mm.

Occasional early marginal notes in humanist hands. On o8v a manuscript list of 27 books belonging to Domenico di Taddeo Mociotti della Torre: ‘Questa sara una lista di tutti i libri che sono et [ ] | apresso me Domenico di Taddeo Mociotti della Torre -- cioe | Imprima un Terentio commentato | Item un libro di sacra scriptura chiamato Joannes de Turre Cremata | Item una bibia | Item un missale | Item un Terentio commentato | Un Virgilio commentato | Item un Retorica di Cice[rone] | Un par di Regule et Scholie | Un manipulus curatorum | Un Salustio | Un libro detto le fauole di Esopo | Un metodus confessionis | Un par di Officii di Cicerone | Un par di pistole familiari | Un Horatio | Un par di Commentarii | Un ditionario | Un par di pistole di Ouidio | Un exame ordinatorum | Un libro di sonetti et sermoni uulgari | Una expositione di epistole et vangeli | vari et diuersi libretti di po[e]sia | Item una somma dell Arciuescouo Antonio | Un vocabulista ecclesiastico | Un supplemento delle cronich | Un Leggendario di Santi | Un Rationale diuinorum officiorum'.

On A2r a nine-line central Italian initial is supplied in gold surrounded by white vine-stems defined in red, blue, or green; some gold dotting; see Pächt and Alexander II, 108 no. pr. 37. Other initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue.

Provenance: Domenico de Taddeo Mociotti (sixteenth century); on [*1r] an inscription: ‘Domenico de Tadej Mociotti de Turre Val[l]is Arni superioris' in a sixteenth-century hand. Andrea di Brandini; on [*1r] an inscription: ‘Andree d' brandiniis'. Possibly Edwin Henry Lawrence (†1891); on front pastedown an inscription: ‘From Dr. Lawrence 1820'. Acquired in 1820.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 2.16.

Copy number: D-195(2)

Wanting the blank leaf A1.

Binding: Contemporary Netherlandish blind-tooled calf over wooden boards; rebacked; two metal clasps lost. On both covers triple fillets form an intersecting double frame; the inner rectangle is filled with four impressions of a panel stamp: the mottoes ‘Amor vincit omnia', ‘Respice finem', ‘Mors soluit omnia' and ‘Hoc negat pecunia' form three horizontal compartments, each of which contains two birds or other animals.

Size: 315 × 210 × 62 mm.

Size of leaf: 305 × 194 mm.

Woodcut lettered ‘Guilhelmus durandi speculator', from Hartmann Schedel, Liber chronicarum. Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 12 July 1493 (S‑108(5)), leaf CCXVI ([vv4]), pasted to the verso of the front parchment endleaf. Early foliation and marginal notes.

Running headlines in blue. Initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue; red capital strokes and underlining.

Provenance: Old shelfmark ‘H‑J‑16' on front pastedown. Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834.

SHELFMARK: Douce 296.

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