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Bod-Inc: H-169

Horae ad usum Romanum (Rome) [Greek]


Analysis of Content

Α1r [Title-page.]

Α2r ‘ Ἀκολουθία εἴτ οὐ̂ν ὡ̂ραι τη̂ς ἀειπαρθένου Μαρίας κατ ’ ἔθος τη̂ς Ρ̀ωμαικη̂ς ἀυλη̂ς .’

Κ6r ‘ Ἀρχὴ τω̂ν ἑπτα τη̂ς μετανοίης Ψαλμω̂ν .’ Incipit: ‘ Ἀντίφωνος. Μὴμνησθείης .’ Ps 6; 31; 37; 50; 101; 129; 142.

Μ2r [Litanies.]

Ν6v ‘ Σύμβολον του̂ ἁγίου Ἀθανασίου .’

ξ2v ‘ Εἴς τὴν λειτουργίαν τη̂ς ὑπεραγίας καὶ ἀειπαρθένου Μαρίας. Εἰσοδικόν .’

ξ8r [Colophon.]


Imprint: Venice: Aldus Manutius, Romanus, 5 Dec. 1497. 16o.


Collation: α–ξ8.

Illustrations: One cut, Annunciation (72 × 55 mm), already used in Horae ad usum Romanum Venice: Johannes Hamman, 14[93] (Pr 5190) and in Horae ad usum Sarum Venice: Johannes Hamman, for Franciscus Egmondt and Gerardus Barrevelt, 1494 (Pr 5205; BMC V 426); see Scapecchi 19.


ISTC: ih00391000

Hain: HR 8830;

Goff: Goff H‑391;

BMC: BMC V 558;

Proctor: Pr 5560;

Others: Bohatta, Horae, 1484 = Off. 91; Curt F. Bühler, ‘Notes on Two Incunabula Printed by Aldus Manutius', Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, 36 (1942), 18-26; CIBN H‑251; Essling 463; Hillard 1044; Rhodes 939; Sander 5065; Scapecchi, ‘Annali', 19; Sheppard 4642.

LCN: 14461764


Copy number: H-169(1)

Variant B: see Bühler, ‘Notes on Two Incunabula', 24. In 1887 the following metal cuts were removed from the volume: The Last Supper and the Washing of the Feet (XYL‑1.1); on the verso: Jesus at Gethsemane (XYL‑1.1); The Descent into Hell (XYL‑1.2); on the verso: the Resurrection (XYL‑1.2); the last two reproduced by C. Dodgson, Prints in the Dotted Manner and Other Metal-Cuts of the XV Century in the Department of Prints and Drawings, British Museum (London, 1937), nos 55-6.

Binding: Contemporary Italian blind-tooled morocco. Two clasps and catches lost. Quadruple fillets form a quadruple frame; within the second frame a repeated stamp of quatrefoils and lozenges contained within saltires. In the inner rectangle is a row of five impressions of a floral stamp. On the spine single intersecting fillets form a pattern of lozenges.

Size: 122 × 90 × 19 mm.

Size of leaf: 113 × 83 mm.

Provenance: Samuel Butler (1774-1839); sale, pt II, lot 832. Purchased for £35. 14. 6; see the annotated sale catalogue; listed without the price in Books Purchased (1840), 34.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1R 5.34 (metal cuts: Arch. G f.6,7).

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