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Bod-Inc: E-069

Expositio Hymnorum


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a2r [Preface.] Incipit: ‘[L]iber iste dicitur liber hymnorum. Hymnus dicitur laus dei cum cantico . . .’ See E‑068. First part of commentary included in preface.

a2v [Hymnarius.] Incipit: ‘[P]rimo dierum omnium quo mundus extat conditus vel . . .’

a2v [Hilarius]: Expositio hymnorum. Incipit: ‘Surgamus inquam et queramus . . .’ See E‑068, ‘P' type.

g10r ‘Tabula hymnorum.’


Imprint: [Geneva: Louis Cruse, c.1487]. 4°.

Remarks: As dated by Sheppard; Lőkkös dates to [after 1487], IGI to [c.1490].


Collation: a–f8 g10.

Remarks: On the signatures see M. Besson, L'église et l'imprimerie dans les anciens diocèses de Lausanne et de Genève jusqu'en 1525, 2 vols (Geneva, 1937-8), at II, no. CXXI.


ISTC: ie00147900

Hain: R 506;

Proctor: Pr 7814A;

Others: Besson, II, no. CXXI; IGI 4963; Lőkkös, Genève, 54; Sheppard 6773-4.

LCN: 14536198


Copy number: E-069(1)

Bound with A‑611; see there for details of binding, acquisition, and additional leaves of notes.

Size of leaf: 215 × 150 mm.

Over the title-page is pasted the title of another edition printed by Cruse (Pellechet 4670, C 2375), bearing the device of the publisher, ‘P. B.', for which see Besson, II, no. CXXII, pl. CXXX.

Copious early marginal and interlinear notes, and underlining in the text.

Initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 5.65(1).

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