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Bod-Inc: E-070

Expositio Hymnorum


Analysis of Content

A1r [Title-page.]

A2r [Preface.] Incipit: ‘Iste liber dicitur liber himnorum. Hymnus dicitur laus dei cum cantico . . .’ Explicit: nos sancti spiritus gratia in mente. Amen

A2r [Hymnarius.] Incipit: ‘[P]rimo dierum omnium quo mundus extat conditus . . .

A2r [Hilarius]: Expositio hymnorum. Incipit: ‘  “[P]rimo dierum omnium”. Materia huius hymni est commendatio . . .’ Explicit: qui nunc super omnia regnat See E‑068, ‘Q' type.

M5r [Colophon.]

M5v ‘Tabula hymnorum.’


Imprint: Cologne: Heinrich Quentell, 14 July 1492. 4°.


Collation: A–D8.6 E–H6.8 I K6 L4 M6.

Remarks: Leaves A2 and A3 signed aii and a3, E1 and E2 signed ei and e2.

Illustrations: Accipies woodcut on A1r: see Schramm and Schreiber–Heitz no. 18.


ISTC: ie00149000

Hain: H *6784;

Goff: Goff E‑149;

BMC: BMC I 276;

Proctor: Pr 1309;

Others: BSB‑Ink H‑264; Oates 747; Sack, Freiburg, 1932; Schramm VIII p. 20 and pl. 128, no. 484; Schreiber V 3933; Sheppard 987; Voulliéme, Köln, 604.

LCN: 14536085


Copy number: E-070(1)

On M6r: ‘ . . . hymo'. Leaves M5-6 repaired.

Binding: Nineteenth-century purple cloth over paper boards for the Bodleian Library; bound in the same style as E‑075.

Size: 209 × 156 × 18 mm.

Size of leaf: 200 × 145 mm.

Provenance: Langnau, diocese of Konstanz, Brothers of St Paul the Hermit, convent of BVM: see Quarthal, Benediktiner . . ., 368-70; inscription on A1r: ‘Cœnobii Langnouiensis B. V. Mariæ FF Ord. S. Pauli primi Eremitæ'. Unidentified stamp: ‘V. F.' monogram in a wreath on A1v. Acquired by 1884; Bodleian date stamp ‘17 Nov. [18]84'; possibly the item referred to in the invoice from Camille Vyt, Ghent, 4 Nov. 1884 ‘Expositio', bought for 7 Francs, not found in Library Bills (1884); shelved next to another book of same probable provenance, E‑016.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 7Q 5.51.

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