Gregorius I, Pont. Max.
Moralia, sive Expositio in Job.
Analysis of Content
[a1v] [De inventione librorum Moralium Sancti Gregorii.] PL LXXV 507-10, with different ending, explicit: ‘ . . . huiusmodi libros comparantes.’
[a2r] Gregorius I, Pont. Max.: ‘Epistola' [addressed to] Leandrus, Bishop of Seville. ed. M. Adriaen, CCSL 143 (1979), 1-7; see CPL 1708 and Stegmüller, Repertorium biblicum, 2634.
[a3v] Gregorius I, Pont. Max.: Moralia, sive Expositio in Job. ed. M. Adriaen, CCSL 143 (1979), 8-577; 143A, 143B (1979-85).
[Q1r] [Explanatory note about the ‘Registrum'.] Incipit: ‘[Q]uoniam quidem bonorum laborum gloriosus est fructus . . .’ Explicit: ‘et lilia iocundetur.’
[Q1r] ‘Registrum breue et vtile omnium punctorum tactorum.’
Imprint: Nuremberg: [Johann Sensenschmidt], 11 Sept. 1471. Folio.
Collation: [a–c10 d12 e–k10 l12 m–z10 A B8 C–K10 L12 M–O10 P Q12 R10].
GW: GW 11429;
Hain: H *7928 (var.); HC 7928;
Goff: Goff G‑427;
BMC: BMC II 405;
Proctor: Pr 1944;
Others: BSB‑Ink G‑315; Sheppard 1394.
Copy number: G-217(1)
Wanting [a7], [A6], [N2] and the blank leaf [P12].
Gatherings [Q] and [R] bound at the beginning, before gathering [a].
Binding: Contemporary German (Nuremberg) blind-tooled leather over wooden boards with catches; two clasps lost; central boss and four corner-pieces lost on each cover. On both covers double fillets form an outer border, within which, on the upper cover, is a circular stag stamp, a small circular star stamp, a floral stamp, and a cresting roll. Triple fillets form the inner rectangle which is decorated with headed-outline tools making up merrythoughts, each containing a floral stamp. Leather index tabs, some dyed red. All stamps very worn, both covers damaged, and the spine virtually uncovered.
Size: 417 × 297 × 128 mm.
Size of leaf: 405 × 284 mm.
Early manuscript marginal additions and corrections to the text in black ink. Manuscript catchwords, some cropped, are supplied in black ink in a fifteenth-century hand. Pointing hands and ‘nota' marks in black ink.
On [a2r] a ten-line south German initial ‘R' is supplied in pink with white acanthus scrolling on a ground of gold and black with gold, with floral and foliate extensions into the inner and lower margins forming a border in red, blue, green, gold, grey, white, and pink, and decorated with gold dots. Other four- and six-line south German initials are supplied at the beginning of each book in blue, green, grey, red, pink, purple, and yellow on grounds of gold, pink, red, green, blue, black, or purple, with acanthus scrolling in yellow or white, and with floral and foliate extensions into the margins in blue, green, red, pink, grey, white, yellow, and gold, with gold dots. Other three- to four-line initials, some with extensions into the margins, and paragraph marks are supplied in red; capital strokes in red.
Provenance: Petrus Munich († after 18 Mar. 1489); inscription on [P11r]: ‘Hunc librum spectabilis vir Dominus Petrus Munich doctor bo[nae] me[moriae] parrochialis ecclesie in Amberg rector eidem parrochiali ecclesie in Amberg in sui memoriam et pro salute anime sue testatus est die xviii Marcii 1489'. Amberg, Bavaria, parish church of S. Martinus. Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label; sale (1835), lot 1956. Purchased for £2. 2. 0; see Books Purchased (1835), 12.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 7Q inf.1.8.
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