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Bod-Inc: G-219

Gregorius I, Pont. Max.

Moralia, sive Expositio in Job.


Analysis of Content

[a1v] [Explanatory note about the ‘Registrum'.] Incipit: ‘[Q]uoniam quidem bonorum laborum gloriosus est fructus . . .’ Explicit: ‘et lilia iocundetur.’

[a1v] ‘Registrum breue et vtile omnium punctorum tactorum.’

[c1v] [De inventione librorum Moralium Sancti Gregorii.] PL LXXV 507-10, with different ending, explicit: ‘ . . . huiusmodi libros comparantes.’

[c2r] Gregorius I, Pont. Max.: ‘Epistola' [addressed to] Leandrus, Bishop of Seville. See G‑217.

[c3r] Gregorius I, Pont. Max.: Moralia, sive Expositio in Job. See G‑217.


Imprint: [Cologne: Conrad Winters, de Homborch, c.1476]. Folio.

Remarks: Voulliéme, Polain, and Sheppard date [c.1477], BMC [before 20 Sept. 1479?]. On the date see also Theo Gerardy, ‘Gallizianimarke, Krone und Turm also Wasserzeichen in großformatigen Frühdrucken', Gb Jb (1971), 11-23, at 22.


Collation: [a–o10 p10+1 q8 r s10 t8 v x10 y8 z A–D10 E8 F–H10 I8 K10 L8].


ISTC: ig00429000

GW: GW 11431;

Hain: HC *7927;

Goff: Goff G‑429;

BMC: BMC I 246;

Proctor: Pr 1177;

Others: BSB‑Ink G‑317; Polain 1714; Sack, Freiburg, 1629; Sheppard 891; Voulliéme, Köln, 508.

LCN: 14554986


Copy number: G-219(1)

On [c1v], l. 2: ‘ . . . Spa |', not as BMC.

Binding: Contemporary German blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, with metal clasps, catches, and corner-pieces; five bosses on each cover lost, and two corner-pieces from the lower cover. On both covers double fillets form a frame, within which is a small rosette stamp, a large rosette stamp, a ‘Ihesus' stamp, a ‘Maria' stamp, a small flower-petal stamp, a small fleur-de-lis stamp, a lozenge-shaped flower-petal stamp, a thistle stamp (Weale–Taylor pl. XI, no. 8), a circular lamb-and-flag stamp, and a stamp of two lions and a tree. Double fillets form an inner rectangle, decorated with a repeated foliate stamp; the inner rectangle is divided by further double fillets into triangular and lozenge-shaped compartments with a lozenge-shaped fleur-de-lis stamp (Weale–Taylor pl. XI, no. 5), two crowned lion rampant stamps, a small lozenge-shaped double-headed eagle, a small lozenge-shaped bird stamp, a circular flower-petal stamp (Weale–Taylor pl. XI, no. 4), the lamb-and-flag stamp, a lozenge-shaped eagle stamp (Weale–Taylor pl. XI, no. 6), a lozenge-shaped dragon stamp, a lozenge-shaped lion(?) stamp. Stamps as Weale–Taylor no. 144; similar to Auct. 7Q inf. 1.16 (Thomas Aquinas, Summa theologiae: Prima pars. [Cologne: Ulrich Zell, c.1470] (Bod-inc. T‑165)), and BL, IB.4030 (Cassiodorus, Ecclesiastica et tripartita historia. [Cologne: Conrad Winters, de Homborch, before 6 May 1478] (BMC I 245 = Pr 1175)). Leather and parchment index tabs, some dyed red, most ending in knotted leather ties. Spine badly damaged.

Size: 403 × 296 × 103 mm.

Size of leaf: 388 × 284 mm.

Frequent marginal annotations, including biblical references in a seventeenth-century(?) hand, and ‘nota' marks. Irregular manuscript foliation in black ink: 1-314.

At the beginning of each book six- to twelve-line initials are supplied in red or blue, some with reserved white decoration, or interlocked red and blue, with red or red and purple pen-work infill defined in green wash, red or red and purple pen-work decoration and extensions into the margins. Other three- to five-line initials are supplied in red with purple pen-work infill, decoration, and extensions into the margins, or in blue with red pen-work infill, decoration, and extensions into the margins. Paragraph marks, running headlines, book and chapter numbers are supplied in red; capital strokes and underlining in red, also hyphens in red to show where words have been split by line-endings.

Provenance: Coesfeld, North Rhine-Westphalia, Collis Mariae (Marienbrink), Augustinian Nuns; inscription on [a1r]: ‘Liber domus sororum Collis Mariae in Cosfeldia'. Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label; sale (1835), lot 1957. Purchased for £0. 11. 0; see Books Purchased (1835), 13.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 7Q inf. 1.6.

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