Guido de Monte Rochen
Manipulus curatorum (2nd recension).
Analysis of Content
[a2r] [Table of contents.] ‘Tractatus primus de sacramentis. Et habet tria capitula . . .’
[a4v] Guido de Monte Rochen: [Letter addressed to] Raimundus Gaston, Bishop of Valencia. ‘[R]euerendo in Christo patri ac domino Raymundo diuina prouidencia sancte Valencie episcopo . . .’ See G‑276.
[a5r] Guido de Monte Rochen: [Prologue.] Incipit: ‘[Q]uoniam secundum quod dicit propheta Malachie(!) . . .’
[a5v] ‘Diuisio libri.’
[a6r] Guido de Monte Rochen: Manipulus curatorum. ‘De institucione sacramentorum.’ Incipit: ‘[S]ciendum ergo quod omnia sacramenta . . .'; explicit: ‘ . . . cuius regni conciues nos faciat ex regum dominus dominancium Ihesus Christus amen.’
Imprint: [Esslingen: Conrad Fyner, c.1478-80]. Folio.
Remarks: As dated by GW; Sheppard dates [1476-8?], Sack [c.1479].
Collation: [a10 b–q8].
GW: GW 11727;
Hain: HC *8158;
Goff: Goff G‑573;
BMC: BMC II 517;
Proctor: Pr 2480;
Others: BSB‑Ink G‑443; Oates 1149; Sack, Freiburg, 1691; Sheppard 1779.
Copy number: G-278(1)
Leaves [d3-4] have changed places with [f3-4].
Binding: Contemporary German blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards; remains of metal bosses and clasps; rebacked. Quadruple fillets form an intersecting double frame. Within the outer frame a foliate staff stamp; seven diagonal fillets divide he inner rectangle into triangular compartments, decorated with headed-outline tools and foliate stamps; acorns and leaves have been stamped on the diagonal fillets; rosette stamps in the corners and at the centre of the inner rectangle. From a manuscript label on the upper cover it appears that the volume at one time contained also ‘Tractatus de modo praedicandi'; shelfmark ‘A 70', in red; for another book with a Dürnstein provenance see Goldschmidt I 142-3 and plates VIII, XCIC, but not showing these stamps.
Size: 285 × 204 × 43 mm.
Size of leaf: 271 × 196 mm.
On [a1r] an early inscription, damaged, mostly unread: ‘Manipulus curatorum emptus [ ] pro fratribus eius monasterii [ ]'. Some marginal annotations, extracting key words, in an early hand; early foliation in the upper margin in brown ink; the gatherings are numbered in the lower margin in red ink.
On [a4v] an eight-line initial is supplied in red on a green ground surrounded by a yellow and blue double frame, edged in red; the space defined by the letter has network decoration with red and yellow spots. Other two- to four-line initials are supplied in red or green, or sometimes blue; paragraph marks, underlining of chapter headings, and capital strokes in red.
Provenance: Dürnstein, Lower Austria, Canons Regular, BVM; inscription on [d3r]: ‘Iste liber est canonicorum Regularium beate Marie virginis in Tirnnstein'; other similar inscriptions have been cancelled. Purchased for £0. 15. 0; see Books Purchased (1851), 51.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q 5.12.
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