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Bod-Inc: G-222

Gregorius I, Pont. Max.

Moralia, sive Expositio in Job (ed. Bartholomaeus Cremonensis).


Analysis of Content

a1v [Dominicis], Dominicus De, Bishop of Brescia: [Preface to Moralia.] Incipit: ‘Sactus(!) 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 vtile omnium punctorum tactorum'.

c2r Gregorius I, Pont. Max.: ‘Epistola . . . in libros Moralium super Job', [addressed to] Leandrus, Bishop of Seville. See G‑217; this edition does not contain the ‘De inventione librorum Moralium Sancti Gregorii'.

c3r Gregorius I, Pont. Max.: Moralia, sive Expositio in Job. Edited by Bartholomaeus Cremonensis. See G‑217.

I4v [Colophon, naming the editor.]


Imprint: Venice: Reynaldus de Novimagio, 14 June 1480. Folio.


Collation: a b8 c10 d8 d e–h10 i8 k10 l–q8 [2-shaped r] r–v u–z10 [et]8 [con] [rum]10 A8 B10 C8 D–G10 H8 I6.

Remarks: Collation as in BMC, not as GW.


ISTC: ig00430000

GW: GW 11437;

Hain: HC *7930;

Goff: Goff G‑430;

BMC: BMC V 256;

Proctor: Pr 4437;

Others: BSB‑Ink G‑318; Hillard 917; Rhodes 862; Sack, Freiburg, 1630; Sheppard 3572-3.

LCN: 12275607


Copy number: G-222(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century English blind-tooled calf; bound for the Bodleian Library. ‘Sancti Gregorii Moralia' in an early hand in black ink along the lower edge.

Size: 336 × 238 × 90 mm.

Size of leaf: 325 × 218 mm.

Early marginal notes, including biblical references, in black ink, also underlining in the text. Some annotations in both red and black, in a sixteenth-century(?) hand.

On c2r a 16-line epigraphic initial ‘R' is supplied in green; other three- to seven-line epigraphic initials are supplied in red or green; pagination (1-656) and chapter numbers are supplied in red or black, some marginal rubrics and verse numbers in red; underlining in red.

Provenance: Dinkelsbühl, Bavaria, Carmelites; inscription on c2r: ‘Carmeli Dinckelspülensis'. Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); attached sheet, with Panzer reference in Kloß's hand on the verso; sale (1835), lot 1958. Purchased for £0. 8. 0; see Books Purchased (1835), 13.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 7Q inf. 2.19.

Copy number: G-222(2)

Wanting a1.

Binding: Twentieth-century English brown morocco; gilt-edged leaves.

Size: 328 × 228 × 75 mm.

Size of leaf: 315 × 202 mm.

Some early annotations and ‘nota' marks.

On c2r a Venetian 16-line initial ‘R' is supplied in gold surrounded by white vine-stems defined in red, blue, green, and gold, with gold dots, edged in black and gold, and extending into all margins and between the two columns of text. In the middle of the outer margin a circle edged in green contains the figure of S. Gregorius I, wearing a red robe with a golden collar and the papal tiara, holding a book coloured in blue in his left hand, with his right hand raised in blessing, and with a white dove bringing the message of God on his left, all on a blue ground. In the lower margin is a coat of arms on a red ground within a laurel wreath edged in gold. Other similar epigraphic initials are supplied in gold surrounded by white vine-stems defined in red, blue, and green at the beginning of each book. See Pächt and Alexander II, 111 no. pr. 91. Other epigraphic initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue; capitals touched with yellow wash.

Provenance: Unidentified coat of arms on c2r: paly of six or and azure, on a fess gules a pellet(?) sable; Pächt and Alexander suggest ‘ . . . on a fess gules a leopard's mask(?) argent'. Heavily erased inscription(?) on I4v. Scars of book-plate on the front pastedown. Francis Edward Norris (1885-1966). Presented by Norris in 1952, see BLR 4, 3 (1952), 174.

SHELFMARK: Inc. c. I4.1480.2.

Copy number: G-222(3)

Fragment. Not in Sheppard.

Leaf k10, gatherings l and m, and leaf n1 only.

Binding: Twentieth-century quarter parchment, with tan cloth over pasteboards.

Size: 343 × 237 × 9 mm.

Size of leaf: 328 × 218 mm.

Occasional ‘nota' marks.

Capitals touched with yellow wash.

Provenance: Dr Brian Lawn (1905-2001); book-plate; not identified in catalogue. Bequeathed in 2001.

SHELFMARK: Lawn c.4.

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