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Bod-Inc: E-075

Expositio Hymnorum


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a1v ‘Prologus'. Incipit: ‘Iste liber dicitur liber hymnorum. Hymnus dicitur laus dei cum cantico . . .’

a2r [Hilarius]: Expositio hymnorum. Incipit: ‘  “[P]rimo dierum omnium”. Materia huius hymni est commendatio . . .’ See E‑068, ‘Q' type.

a2r [Hymnarius.] Incipit: ‘[P]rimo dierum omnium quo mundus extat conditus . . .’

i6r ‘Tabula hymnorum.’


Imprint: Basel: Michael Furter, 1497. 4°.


Collation: a8 b–g6 h4 i6.

Illustrations: Woodcut on a1r: see Schramm.


ISTC: ie00157000

Hain: HC *6789;

Goff: Goff E‑157;


Proctor: Pr 7735;

Others: BSB‑Ink H‑269; Sack, Freiburg, 1935; Schramm XXII p. 43 and pl. 58, no. 336; Schreiber V 3938; Sheppard 2524.

LCN: 14536158


Copy number: E-075(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century purple cloth over paper boards for the Bodleian Library; bound in the same style as E‑070.

Size: 222 × 156 × 13 mm.

Size of leaf: 213 × 138 mm.

Occasional early notes and underlining in the text. On d4r a hymn written in a sixteenth-century(?) hand: ‘Quesumus auctor omnium | in hoc pascali gaudio | ab omni mortis impetu | tuum defendas populum | Gloria tibi, domine, qui surrexisti a mortuis cum patre et sancto spiritu in sempiterna secula. Amem(!)'; not found in AH.

Provenance: Date stamp ‘17 Nov. [18]84'; possibly the item referred to in the invoice from Camille Vyt, 4 Nov. 1884 ‘Hymnorum', bought for 7 Francs.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 7.81.

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