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Itinerarium Beatae Virginis Mariae.


Analysis of Content

a2r Itinerarium Beatae Virginis Mariae. [Preface.] Incipit: ‘[S]ubsequens oracio de beata virgine et dei genitrice Maria . . . in septem partes principales est distributa . . .’

a4v [Table of contents.]

b2v ‘Prima pars commemorans gesta virginis in primo vite sue statu . . .’ Incipit: ‘[O] pulcherrima, famatssima(!), et excellentissima semper virgo . . .’


Imprint: [Basel]: Lienhart Ysenhut, [c.1489]. 4°.


Collation: a–n8 o4.

Illustrations: Woodcuts.


ISTC: ii00219000

Hain: HC 9324; C 3329;

Goff: Goff I‑219;

Proctor: Pr 7716;

Others: BSB‑Ink I‑653; CIBN I‑90; Oates 2823; Schreiber V 4577; Sheppard 2507.

LCN: 14551450


Copy number: I-048(1)

Bound with:
1. Speculum rosariorum Jesu et Mariae. Lüneburg: Johann Luce, 13 Sept. 1493 (S‑275).

Wanting a1, k1, n8, o1, and the blank leaf o4.

Binding: Contemporary blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, with metal clasp. On the upper cover rectangular ‘maria' scrolls and small lozenge-shaped fleur-de-lis stamps. On the lower cover the fleur-de-lis stamps only. Rebacked.

Size: 147 × 101 × 55 mm.

Size of leaf: 137 × 94 mm.

Four parchment leaves containing fifteenth-century lessons from the Old Testament have been removed from the binding in Nov. 1914; now MS. Douce c. 4 (fols 5,8,4,9).

Provenance: Johannes Kerstede (fl. c.1500); inscription on o3v: ‘Johannes kerstede est ep[ ] vocatus'. Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834.

SHELFMARK: Douce 8(2).

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