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Bod-Inc: J-127

Johannes Chrysostomus

Homiliae XXI (ed. Petrus Balbus).


Analysis of Content

[a2r] Balbus, Petrus: [Preface addressed to] Pius II, Pont. Max. Incipit: ‘[S]ententia mea semper fuit pontifex dignissime a primis usque temporibus . . .’

[a4r] [Table of contents.]

[a7r] Johannes Chrysostomus: Homiliae XXI. Edited by Petrus Balbus. Incipit: ‘[A]udistis fratres carissimi apostoli vocem tubam celestem . . .’ ed. Gelenius, V (1547), 9-195, with variants.

u10r [Verse colophon.] Incipit: ‘Doctor inauratus qui dicitur omeliarum | Viginti vnius nobile finit opus'; 2 elegiac distichs.


Imprint: [Brussels: Fratres Vitae Communis], 1479. 4°.


Collation: [a–t12 u10].


ISTC: ij00285000

Hain: HC *5038;

Goff: Goff J‑285;

BMC: BMC IX 171;

Proctor: Pr 9330;

Others: BSB‑Ink I‑347; Campbell 427; CIBN J‑181; HPT II 397; ILC 1346; Oates 3848; Sheppard 7178.

LCN: 14486179


Copy number: J-127(1)

Gathering [l] misbound in the order: . . . 4,3,6,5,8,7,10,9 . . .; gathering [s]: . . . 3,4,1,2 . . . 11,12,9,10.

Binding: Contemporary calf over wooden boards, with red-edged leaves; clasp and catch lost; rebacked. Double fillets form an intersecting double frame. Diagonal double fillets divide the inner rectangle into lozenge-shaped and triangular compartments.

Size: 214 × 146 × 55 mm.

Size of leaf: 204 × 138 mm.

Some marginal notes, mainly correcting the text, in an early hand. A line of text omitted at the tail of [t5r] is supplied in manuscript. On [a1r] typographical notes in French in a nineteenth-century hand.

Initials, paragraph marks, underlining of chapter headings, and capital strokes are supplied in red.

Provenance: Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex (1773-1843); book-plate with handwritten shelfmark ‘AA.e.16': see Lee, Royal book-plates, 40-1 no. 23; sale, pt I, lot 2273. Purchased for £5. 5. 0; see Books Purchased (1845), 17.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 7Q 5.14.

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