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Bod-Inc: E-023

Epistolae et Evangelia (Plenarium) [Low German]

Die duythsche euangelien epistolen und lectien.


Analysis of Content

a2r Epistolae et Evangelia (Plenarium) [Low German]: Die duythsche euangelien epistolen und lectien. Incipit: ‘[I]n der ere gods ynd Marien synre lieuer moider . . .’ This edition forms part of the same textual group as the High German plenaries represented by the Augsburg edition; see VL VII 738-63, at 751 no. B.b and 756 no. 2. See also Johann Alzog, Die deutschen Plenarien (Handpostillen) im 15. und zu Anfang des 16. Jahrhunderts (Freiburg, 1874); Paul Pietsch, Ewangely und Epistel Teutsch. Die gedruckten hochdeutschen Perikopenbücher (Plenarien) 1473-1523 (Göttingen, 1927), and Winfried Kämpfer, Studien zu den gedruckten mittelniederdeutschen Plenarien, Niederdeutsche Studien, 2 (Münster, 1954), 2.


Imprint: [Cologne: Ludwig von Renchen], 10 Apr. 1489. Folio.


Collation: a8 b6 c d8 e6 f8 g–q6 r6 s–z A–P6.

Types: Types: 158; 93B.

Leaves: 236 leaves.

Line number: 42 lines.

Type area: Type area: 197 ×122 mm.

Illustrations: Woodcuts; woodcut border and initials.


ISTC: ie00089000

Hain: HC 6751; C 2332;

Goff: Goff E‑89;

Proctor: Pr 1265;

Others: Borchling–Claussen 147; Schramm VIII p. 25; Schreiber V 4983; Sheppard 957; Voulliéme, Köln, 406.

LCN: 14865529


Copy number: E-023(1)

Bound with:
2. Seelentrost. Cologne: Johann Koelhoff, the Elder, 23 June 1489 (S‑129(1)).

Wanting leaves a1, r4, and the blank leaf P6; all woodcuts, which had been cut away by Francis Douce, are now in the Ashmolean Museum; leaf a2 reinstated from Douce Fragm. b.1(22) in 1893 (pencil note).

Binding: Contemporary German (Cologne, Kyriß workshop no. 98) blind-tooled calf over wooden boards; two clasps lost; both covers very worn and extensively repaired; rebacked. On both covers fillets form a double frame. In the inner frame a round stamp with a lamb and flag and a stamp with the arms of Cologne. On the lower cover a number of smaller stamps; see Kyriß pl. 199, nos a (arms of Cologne), 5, 6, 9, 12.

Size: 298 × 210 × 90 mm.

Size of leaf: 282 × 202 mm.

Pastedowns, raised, from a legal document referring to Canon Johannes de Redingen of St Gereon, Cologne, and another document dated Cologne, 1449.

On a2r a woodcut initial and border coloured; a six-line initial is supplied in blue with reserved white decoration and pen-flourishing in red. Initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue; red capital strokes and underlining.

Provenance: Francis Douce (1757-1834); small circular stamp in black ink. Bequeathed in 1834.

SHELFMARK: Douce adds. 83(1).

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