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Bod-Inc: E-076

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 . . .’

a3r [Hilarius]: Expositio hymnorum. Incipit: ‘Surgamus inquam et queramus . . .’ Explicit: in gaudium sempiternum. Amen See E‑068, not listed by Gneuss.

h6r ‘Tabula hymnorum.’


Imprint: [Paris: Antoine Denidel, c.1498]. 4°.

Remarks: Sheppard dates to [c.1497-1500]. In 50 leaves; therefore not HC 6781 (48 leaves), as in Pr, Sheppard, etc.


Collation: a8 b–h6.

Types: Types: 185 G, 75 G, and 99 G.

Leaves: 50 leaves.

Line number: 38 lines (b2r).

Type area: Type area: 151 ×93 mm (c1r).


ISTC: ie00158400

Proctor: Pr 8334;

Others: Sheppard 6515.

LCN: 14532967


Copy number: E-076(1)

Bound with:
2. Textus sequentiarum, cum optimo commento. [Cologne: Heinrich Quentell, 1496] (S‑178);
3. Thomas Aquinas, De venerabili sacramento altaris ad modum decem praedicamentorum. Expositio orationis dominicae. Nicolaus de Lyra, Dicta de sacramento. [Cologne: Heinrich Quentell, c.1489-4] (T‑187);
4. Petrus de Orbellis, Sermones hortuli conscientiae. Lyons: Engelhardus Schultis, 24 Nov. 1491 (O‑019).

a1 mutilated.

Binding: Seventeenth-century parchment, probably for the Bodleian Library; the gold stamp of the Library on both covers; two ties lost. Red-edged leaves.

Size: 200 × 146 × 64 mm.

Size of leaf: 195 × 137 mm.

Provenance: Charles Howard (1536-1624), 2nd Lord Howard of Effingham and 1st Earl of Nottingham; see James P. Carley, ‘Sir Thomas Bodley's Library and its Acquisitions: an Edition of the Nottingham List of 1604', Books and Collectors 1200-1700: Essays Presented A. G. Watson, ed. James Carley and Colin Tite (London, 1997), 357-86, no. 36; also James, Catalogus (1605), 71 (Expositio Hymnorum), 50 (Petrus de Orbellis); donated in 1604.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: 4° H 5 Th.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 5.11(1).

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