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Bod-Inc: G-326

Guilelmus Parisiensis

Postilla super epistolas et evangelia.


Analysis of Content

a1v Guilelmus Parisiensis [pseudo-; Herolt, Johannes: Introductory preface.] Incipit: ‘[V]itam bonam et exitum beatum, ego frater Gwillelmus sacre theologie professor . . .’

a1v [List of doctors of the Church, with abbreviations of their names.] Incipit: ‘Sunt hec doctorum nomina. Sancti Augustini, Sancti Gregorii . . .’

a1v ‘Ad istos immediate subscriptos sanctus Paulus scripsit epistolas.’ Incipit: ‘Romani sunt qui in partibus Italie . . .’

a1v [Epistolae.] Incipit: ‘[F]ratres, scientes quia hora est iam nos de somno . . .’

a2r Guilelmus Parisiensis [pseudo-; Herolt, Johannes]: Postilla super epistolas. Incipit: ‘  “[F]ratres, scientes quia hora est”, etc. Verba proposita orginaliter ad Romanos xiii capitulo sunt scripta . . .’ The ‘Epistola' for each day, with its ‘Postilla' is followed by the ‘Evangelium' and its ‘Postilla.' See G‑318.

a2r [Evangelia.] Incipit: ‘[I]n illo tempore; cum appropinquasset Ihesus Iherosolimis . . .’

a2v Guilelmus Parisiensis [pseudo-; Herolt, Johannes]: Postilla super evangelia. Incipit: ‘  “[C]um appropinquasset” Math. xxi, Mar. xi, Lu. xix, Jo. xii [Mt 21,1; Mc 11,1; Lc 19,29; cf. Io 12,12]. Historia huius euangelii facta est . . .’ See G‑318.


Imprint: [Cologne: Ulrich Zell, not before 1480]. Folio.

Remarks: Dated by GW on the basis of the date of the ‘Mora', 1280, perhaps in error for 1480, indicating that this edition was dependent on an edition printed in 1480; cf. G‑318. Copy with the date of rubrication ‘1487' sold at auction, Reiss and Auvermann, Apr. 1983, lot 1270.


Collation: a–p8 q6 [r4].


ISTC: ig00662000

GW: GW 11981;

Hain: H *8246;

Goff: Goff G‑662;

Proctor: not in Pr;

Others: BSB‑Ink H‑151; Goff, ‘Postilla', 23; Sheppard 705; Voulliéme, Köln, 532.

LCN: 14459474


Copy number: G-326(1)

Wanting a1 and gathering [r].

Binding: Contemporary English (Cambridge or London, possibly binder ‘W. G. - I. G.') blind-tooled calf over wooden boards; clasp and catch lost; rebacked. On both covers fillets form concentric frames; within the inner frame is a small circular fleur-de-lis stamp (Oldham, Blind-stamped Bindings, pl. X, no. 23). The inner rectangle is divided by triple fillets into triangular and lozenge-shaped compartments decorated with a circular rosette stamp (Oldham pl. X, no. 25), a fleuron (Oldham pl. X, no. 24), and a small star stamp.

Size: 297 × 215 × 45 mm.

Size of leaf: 286 × 202 mm.

Parchment rear pastedown from a fourteenth-century English manuscript Latin grammar, with initials in red and green; paragraph marks in red.

Frequent early marginal notes, ‘nota' marks, and pen-trials, most apparently in one fifteenth/sixteenth-century hand.

Provenance: Eardley Knollys (1902-1991)(?). Long Crichel House, near Wimborne Minster, Dorset(?). Maggs Bros. Ltd, Early Presses and Monastic Libraries, catalogue 890 (1964), no. 6; according to a cutting from a sale catalogue attached to the recto of the front endleaf, ‘this copy comes from Long Crichel House, Wimbourne and was sold by the National Trust'. Purchased from Maggs Brothers Ltd in 1964 out of the Gordon Duff Fund; book-plate and Bodleian stamp, dated 26 Mar. 1964.

SHELFMARK: Inc. d. G3.6.

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