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Bod-Inc: H-181

Horae ad usum Sarum (Salisbury)



Imprint: [Bruges: William Caxton, c.1475]. 8°.

Remarks: Usually recorded as Westminster, 1476, but more likely to be Bruges since its compositorial practice conforms with the Bruges Cordiale, not with any Westminster books. Collation not known.


Types: Type: 135; capital spaces.

Line number: 12 lines (1r).

Type area: Type area: 81 × 56 mm (1r).

Remarks: Leaf 1r: ‘ſue ſalutarem conſequātur | effectū | Beatus nicholaus ad | huc puerulus multo ieiu= | nio macerabat corpus | Ora pro nobis . . .'; 1v, l. 3: ‘ . . . Ma | ria ergo vnxit pedes iheſu | . . .'; 2r, l. 7: ‘Virgo ſancta | katherīa grecie gēm[a] . . .'; 2v, l. 11: ‘Erat autem mar | gareta annorum quīdecim |'; 3r, l. 7: ‘[ ]eus qui tres ma= | gos orientales Ia= | ſpar Melchior et Baltha= | ſar ad tua cunabula . . .'; 4r, l. 9: ‘Ora pro nobis beata go | barbara . . .’


ISTC: ih00420000

Hain: C 3052;

Goff: Goff H‑420;

Proctor: Pr 9623;

Others: Bohatta, Horae, 114; de Ricci, Caxton, 50; Duff 174; Hoskins 1; not in HPT; ILC 1211; Sheppard 7366-7; STC 15867.

LCN: 14463845


Copy number: H-181(1)

A fragment consisting of four leaves forming the outer half-sheet of a gathering, containing a portion of the suffrages at Lauds (St Thomas of Canterbury, St Nicholas, St Mary Magdalen, St Katharine, St Margaret, the Three Kings, St Barbara). For reproduction see Blades, Caxton, II (1863), 42-3. For this copy see Caxton, Exhibition, Bodley, no. 8.

Binding: The former binding, nineteenth-century half purple morocco, is now Douce Fragm. g.1*.

Size of leaf: 118 × 86 mm.

Provenance: Richard Farmer (1735-1797); a note in his hand in the upper margin of leaf 2v: ‘Caxton's Letter, not in Ames.' Francis Douce (1757-1834). Bequeathed in 1834.

SHELFMARK: Douce Fragm. g.1.

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