Gregorius I, Pont. Max.
Moralia, sive Expositio in Job.
Analysis of Content
[12r] [Explanatory note about the ‘Registrum'.] Incipit: ‘[B]onorum laborum gloriosum esse fructum . . .’ Explicit: ‘diligenter satis patebit.’
[12r] ‘Registrum omnium punctorum tactorum.’
a2r Gregorius I, Pont. Max.: ‘Epistola' [addressed to] Leandrus, Bishop of Seville. See G‑217; this edition does not contain the ‘De inventione librorum Moralium Sancti Gregorii'.
a3r Gregorius I, Pont. Max.: Moralia, sive Expositio in Job. See G‑217.
II1r [Title-page] for ‘Tabula auctoritatum Biblie.’
II1v [Note about the ‘Tabula'.] Incipit: ‘Licet multa preclara sanctus Gregorius in librum beati Job . . .’
II2r ‘Tabula auctoritatum Biblie.’
Imprint: Basel: Nicolaus Kesler, 1496. Folio.
Collation:  2 36 a–z A–P6 Q R8 S 2A U–Z AA–GG6 HH8 II KK6 LL4.
Remarks: Gathering  numbered but not signed.
Illustrations: Woodcut title.
GW: GW 11434;
Hain: HC *7934;
Goff: Goff G‑432;
BMC: BMC III 772;
Proctor: Pr 7690;
Others: BSB‑Ink G‑320; Sack, Freiburg, 1632; Sheppard 2490.
Copy number: G-221(1)
Binding: Contemporary German blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards; central boss and four corner-pieces lost on each cover; two catches and clasps lost. On both covers triple fillets form a frame. Within this, on the upper cover, are a small circular rosette stamp, a small flower-petal stamp, and a decorative lozenge-shaped stamp; on the lower cover are a large rosette stamp, a fleuron, a small fleur-de-lis stamp, a second small flower-petal stamp, and a small circular stamp. On both covers triple fillets form the inner rectangle. In the innner rectangle of the upper cover headed-outline tools make up merrythoughts; on the lower cover it is divided by further triple fillets into triangular and lozenge-shaped compartments, with the fleur-de-lis stamp, a lozenge-shaped eagle stamp, and a third small flower-petal stamp, with the second small flower-petal stamp at the intersection of each set of fillets. Scar and slight remains of a manuscript label at the head of the upper cover. Traces of red colouring under the bosses on the upper cover.
Size: 329 × 225 × 81 mm.
Size of leaf: 318 × 213 mm.
Signatures of gathering2 A changed to T in black ink in an early hand. ‘Nota' marks and some pointing hands in early black ink.
On a2r a five-line initial ‘R' is supplied in red, with red pen-work infill and decoration; other two-line to seven-line initials, some with extensions into the margins, and paragraph marks are supplied in red; many of the principal initials supplied at the beginning of each book are in a rather darker red than the one used for the rest of the initials; capital strokes and underlining in red.
Provenance: Blaubeuren, Baden-Württemberg, Benedictines, S. Johannes Baptista; damaged early manuscript note of ownership on slip now attached to the front pastedown: ‘Hunc librum frater [ ] acquisiuit monasterio Blaubürrense anno [ ].' Johannes Giftheil (fl. 1599); inscription on slip, now attached to [11r], also signature on the title-page itself: ‘M. Joannis Giftheilii 1599'. A. D. C.' Magister Vitus Carolus (fl. c.1627); inscriptions on [11r] and on II1r: ‘Ex libris M. Viti Caroli S. Vlmae co-emptis 1627'. Franz Töpsl (1711-1796); provost of Polling, diocese of Augsburg, Bavaria, Augustinian Canons, SS. Jacobus, Salvator and S. Crux; book-plate, see Warnecke 1603. Note on [12r]: ‘F Mo[ ]i Polling'. Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; ‘Duplum' on slip below incomplete Blaubeuren inscription on the front pastedown; pencil no. on [11r]: ‘*I.N.163-562'. Acquired between 1847 and c.1892, possibly in 1850; not in Catalogus (1843) with Appendix.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 5Q 4.36.
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