Gregorius I, Pont. Max.
Moralia, sive Expositio in Job.
Analysis of Content
[a1v] [Dominicis], Dominicus De, Bishop of Brescia: [Preface to Moralia, stating that 300 copies of the edition were produced by three men working for three months.] Incipit: ‘Sanctus Job exemplar patientie librum edidit, in quo dei prouidentiam . . .’ Explicit: ‘paruo precio comparari.’
[a2r] [Explanatory note about the ‘Registrum'.] Incipit: ‘[Q]uoniam quidem bonorum laborum gloriosus est fructus . . .’ Explicit: ‘et lilia iocundetur.’
[a2r] ‘Registrum breue et utile 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: Rome: Apud Sanctum Marcum (Vitus Puecher), 5 Sept. 1475. Folio.
Collation: [a12 b8 c d10 e8 f10 g h8 i k10 l8 m10 n o8 p q10 r8 s t10 u8 x–z A B10 C8 D10 E8 F–K10 L8 M–P10 Q8].
GW: GW 11432;
Hain: HC *7929;
Goff: Goff G‑428;
BMC: BMC IV 64;
Proctor: Pr 3536;
Others: BSB‑Ink G‑316; Sheppard 2821.
Copy number: G-220(1)
Leaf [Q8] backed.
Binding: Eighteenth/ nineteenth-century Italian(?) parchment.
Size: 418 × 288 × 84 mm.
Size of leaf: 413 × 273 mm.
Marginal annotations, mainly biblical references, and underlining in black ink in a sixteenth/seventeenth-century hand. On [Q8r] an ‘Index capitulorum secundum ordinem Biblie annotatorum' in a seventeenth/eighteenth-century hand. Some rubrics are supplied in black ink in the same or a similar hand.
On [c2r] a nine-line Roman initial ‘R' is supplied in red, pink, blue, and green edged and decorated in white, on a gold and grey ground, edged in black; foliate extensions forming a three-quarter foliate and floral border supplied in gold, red, pink, blue, green, white, and grey, and decorated with gold dots and black pen-work; in the lower margin a green laurel wreath edged in gold with the central space left empty for a coat of arms to be supplied; in the inner and upper margins a circlet edged in red, decorated with a tree against a background of the sky, is supplied in green, blue, white, and yellow. See Pächt and Alexander II, 107 no. pr 31. Other two- to nine-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. Manuscript foliation in black ink in the seventeenth/eighteenth-century(?) hand: [1-8 cropped] 9-344.
Provenance: Stamp erased from lower margin of [a2r]. Dimitrij Petrovich, Count Boutourlin (1763-1829); shelfmark no. 114, see Catalogue (1831); sale, Catalogue (1839), lot 250. Purchased for £1. 1. 0; see Books Purchased (1840), 16.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q inf. 2.11.
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