Horae ad usum Romanum (Rome)
Analysis of Content
[b1r] [Officium BVM.] Incipit: ‘Versus. [D]omine labia mea aperies . . .’
[l1r] ‘Incipit officium in honore sancte crucis domini nostri Ihesu Christi.’ Incipit: ‘Ad matutinas. [P]atris sapientia ueritas diuina . . . [AH 30 no. 13] . . .’
[m1r] ‘Incipiunt septem psalmi penitentiales.’ Ps 6; 31; 37; 50; 101; 129; 142.
[o2v] ‘Letanie.’ ‘Anthoni', ‘Dionisi cum sociis' among the martyrs; ‘Leodegari' among the confessors; ‘Barbara', ‘Gertrudis', ‘Margareta', ‘Elisabeth', ‘Ursula', ‘Dorothea' among the virgins and widows.
[p7r] ‘Incipit officium sancti spiritus.’ Incipit: ‘Ad matutinas. Versiculus. [D]omine labia mea aperies . . .’
[r1r] ‘Incipit officium mortuorum.’ Incipit: ‘Ad uesperas. Antiphona. Placebo . . .’
Imprint: Naples: Mathias Moravus, 10 Nov. 1478. 8°.
Collation: [a12 b–k8 l m4 n–p8 q r4 s–y8].
Hain: H 11987;
Goff: Goff O‑35;
Proctor: Pr 3920;
Others: Bohatta, Horae, 38; CIBN H‑208; Fava–Bresciano 121; Sheppard 5436.
Copy number: H-159(1)
Printed on parchment.
Wanting [b1] containing the opening of the office of the BVM and [y8] containing the colophon. Bound in the following order: calendar [a], ‘officium BVM' [b–k], ‘officium mortuorum' [r–y], ‘psalmi penitentiales', ‘litanie', ‘orationes', ‘officium sancti Spiritus' [m–q], ‘officium sancte Crucis' [l].
Binding: Nineteenth-century calf; bound for the Bodleian Library; ‘68' in white at the head of the spine.
Size: 136 × 90 × 31 mm.
Size of leaf: 128 × 83 mm.
With an autograph letter from Sydney C. Cockerell (1867-1962), dated 18 July 1904, pasted onto the rear endleaf. Manuscript foliation: 1-162.
Four- to six-line historiated initials are supplied in pink on a gold ground edged in black. Some floral borders are supplied in pink, blue, green, and gold (north-eastern(?) Italy); see Pächt and Alexander II, 115 no. pr. 146. Other initials are supplied in gold, some on a red or blue ground edged in black, with the area defined by the letter in blue or red; some with violet or red pen-work decoration; other initials are supplied in blue with red pen-work decoration.
Provenance: Acquired after 1738, possibly from Richard Rawlinson (1690-1755).
Former Bodleian shelfmarks: MS. Rawl. 756, for which see SC I p. xxxviii; Arch. Bodl. D 68 subtus; Arch. Bodl. D f.25.
SHELFMARK: Arch. B f.43.
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