Gregorius I, Pont. Max.
Homiliae super Evangeliis [Dutch] Omelie in duutschen.
Analysis of Content
[a2r] Gregorius I, Pont. Max.: Homiliae super Evangeliis [Dutch]. ‘Omelie in duutschen.’ Incipit: ‘[M]ensel weten dat sinte Gregorius en die ander leerres in horen . . .’
Imprint: [Utrecht: Johann Veldener], 22 Apr. 1479. 4°.
Collation: [a–z A8 B10 C–P8 Q6].
GW: GW 11424;
Hain: HC 7954;
Goff: Goff G‑422;
BMC: BMC IX 11;
Proctor: Pr 8856;
Others: Campbell 854; HPT I 47, II 433; ILC 1115; Oates 3319-20; Sheppard 6867.
Copy number: G-213(1)
Binding: Contemporary Netherlandish blind-tooled calf over bevelled wooden boards, with metal catches; two clasps lost; rebacked. On both covers double fillets form a rectangle which is divided by further double fillets into triangular compartments, each with a single small circular lamb-and-flag stamp; parchment endleaves and pastedowns. See Foot, ‘Monasteries and Dragons', 196. Parchment index tabs ending in knotted thongs dyed red, green, or blue.
Size: 205 × 151 × 75 mm.
Size of leaf: 198 × 133 mm.
Notes in Dutch in red in a fifteenth-century hand on the recto of the front parchment endleaf, referring to useful homilies; incipit: ‘Een schoon exempel op den iii sondach . . .' Title in Dutch on [a1r] in a fifteenth-century hand in black ink. Occasional early manuscript corrections to the text, and early marginal annotations in Dutch.
One- to six-line initials are supplied in blue with reserved white decoration, red and blue, and red or blue; paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue; capital strokes and underlining in red.
Provenance: Haarlem, Netherlands, convent of Poor Clares, fifteenth century; inscription on the front pastedown: ‘Dit boec hoert te Haerlem tot die Clarissen by die grote hout poert.' P. L. Kuhnen (nineteenth century); stamped label on the front pastedown: ‘Succession de Mr. P. L. Kuhnen. No. 2624 de l'inventaire'. Purchased in 1892; see Annual Report of the Curators of the Bodleian Library, Oxford University Gazette, 9 May 1893, 477; purchase not identified in Library Bills.
SHELFMARK: Inc. e. N2.1479.1.
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