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Bod-Inc: E-068

Expositio Hymnorum


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a2r [Preface.] Incipit: ‘Iste liber dicitur liber hymnorum. Hymnus dicitur laus dei cum cantico . . .’ Explicit: Materia huius hymni est commendatio . . .tuum dimissum est tibi First part of commentary included in preface.

a3r [Hymnarius.] Incipit: ‘[P]rimo dierum omnium quo mundus extat conditus vel . . .’

a3r [Hilarius]: Expositio hymnorum. Incipit: ‘Surgamus inque et queramus . . .’ Explicit: in gaudium sempiternum. Amen See H. Gneuss, Hymnar und Hymnen im englischen Mittelalter (Tübingen, 1968), 202 ‘P' type. On the authorship see Gneuss 200-6. See also A. Moss, ‘Latin Liturgical Hymns and their Early Printing History, 1470-1520', Humanistica Lovaniensia, 36 (1987), 112-37, at 112-20.

i4v [Colophon.]

i4v ‘Tabula hymnorum.’


Imprint: Paris: Pierre Levet, 9 Dec. 1488. 4°.


Collation: a–g8 h i6.

Types: Types: 81 G, 113 G.

Leaves: 68 leaves.

Line number: 35 lines (a4r).

Type area: Type area: 139 ×89 mm (a4r).


ISTC: ie00147500

Hain: HC 6782;

Proctor: Pr 8058;

Others: CIBN H‑341; Hillard 1063; Pellechet 4679; Sheppard 6276.

LCN: 14536141


Copy number: E-068(1)

Bound with A‑254; see there for details of binding.

Size of leaf: 188 × 128 mm.

On a1r: ‘ . . . hymno | rum vna cum textu'; on a2r, l. 2: ‘ . . . cum cantico . . .', not as Pellechet.

Early marginal annotations and ‘nota' marks, also some interlinear annotations, and brackets added in the text. Foliation added in manuscript to the table of contents.

Provenance: See A‑254; for this item, James, Catalogus (1605), 71.

SHELFMARK: 4° W 7(3) Th. Seld.

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