Franciscus de Retza
De generatione Christi, sive Defensorium inviolatae virginitatis BVM [Latin and German].
Analysis of Content
[a2r] [Franciscus de Retza: De generatione Christi, sive Defensorium inviolatae virginitatis BVM.] Incipit: ‘Hanc plena gratia salutare mente serena. Gaude Maria virgo cunctas hereses sola interemisti . . .’ See Kaeppeli I 397-400 no. 1135.
Imprint: [Speier: Johann and Conrad Hist, c.1484]. 4°.
Collation: [a–c8 d6].
GW: GW 10274;
Hain: H *6084;
Goff: Goff R‑152;
BMC: BMC II 503;
Proctor: Pr 2406;
Others: BSB‑Ink F‑252; Engel–Stalla col. 1658; Schramm XVI p. 16; Schreiber V 4045; Sheppard 1747.
Copy number: F-100(1)
Binding: Thick paper boards covered with leaves from a sixteenth-century missal on parchment. Strips from a thirteenth-century manuscript, in smaller module, are also visible. The spine is covered with early nineteenth-century gold-tooled calf. Scar of index tab on [a2].
Size: 216 × 160 × 20 mm.
Size of leaf: 205 × 138 mm.
A few corrections in an early German hand, brown ink.
Woodcuts coloured. Initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red; capital strokes in red. Bibliographical notes by Douce on a sheet of paper attached to the front endleaf.
Provenance: Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Württemberg, Capuchins; inscription on [a2r]: ‘Loci prope Capuccinorum Friburgi Brisgoiae'. Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834.
SHELFMARK: Douce 128.
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