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Bod-Inc: E-071

Expositio Hymnorum


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a2r [Preface.] Incipit: ‘Iste liber dicitur liber himnorum. Hymnus dicitur laus dei cum cantico . . .’

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 . . .’ See E‑068, ‘Q' type.

m5r [Colophon.]

m5v ‘Tabula hymnorum.’


Imprint: Hagenau: [Heinrich Gran], 1493. 4°.


Collation: a–d8.6 e–h6.8 i4 k8 l4 m6.


ISTC: ie00152000

Hain: HC *6785 (I);

Goff: Goff E‑152;


Proctor: Pr 3178;

Others: BSB‑Ink H‑265; CIBN H‑347; Sheppard 2232.

LCN: 14536193


Copy number: E-071(1)

Bound with:
2. Textus sequentiarum, cum optimo commento. Reutlingen: Michel Greyff, 1490 (S‑176).

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled calf, for the Bodleian Library.

Size: 216 × 153 × 38 mm.

Size of leaf: 207 × 139 mm.

Initials, some with extensions into the margins, and paragraph marks and capital strokes are supplied in red. The two items in the volume are decorated in the same style, and have clearly travelled together from soon after 1493; compare, for instance, the ‘L' on a7r of item 1 with ‘L' in F7v of item 2.

Provenance: Johannes Apiarius (fl. 1584); inscription on title of item 2: ‘Fr. Ioannes Apiarius ordinis christiferæ virginis Mariæ V. V. V. V. Anno a nativitate Christi 1584'. Abensberg, Bavaria, Carmelites, BVM; inscriptions on a1r and on a2r: ‘Carmeli Abensbergani'. Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; ‘Dupl' and no. ‘2851' in pencil on a1r. Acquired between 1847 and c.1892, possibly in 1850; not in Catalogus (1843) with Appendix.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 5Q 5.1(1).

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