Leo I, Pont. Max.
Analysis of Content
[a2r] Bussis, Johannes Andreas de: [Letter addressed to] Paulus II, Pont. Max. Incipit: ‘[S]i tua michi o pater beatissime Paule . . .’
[a2v] [List of rubrics.]
[b1r] Leo I, Pont. Max.: Sermones. ed. A. Chavasse, CCSL 138, 138A (1973), 5-595; see CPL 1657-8. Tractatus nos 1; 3-4; 6-10; 12-19; 21-62; 64; 66; 63; 65; 67-81; 84; 82-96.
Imprint: [Basel: Michael Wenssler, c.1474-5]. Folio.
Collation: [a4 b–d10 e–g8 h–m10 n–p8 q10 r12].
Hain: H *10014;
Goff: Goff L‑132;
Proctor: Pr 7470;
Others: BSB‑Ink L‑100; CIBN L‑113; Sack, Freiburg, 2231; Sheppard 2321.
Copy number: L-065(1)
Wanting the blank leaves [a1] and [r12].
Binding: Eighteenth-century gold-tooled red morocco, with gold-tooled turn-ins, gilt-edged leaves, marbled pastedowns, and green silk bookmark. Triple fillets form a frame, with a floral stamp at each intersection. Pomegranate stamps on the spine.
Size: 270 × 190 × 28 mm.
Size of leaf: 264 × 174 mm.
Early ‘nota' mark on [l3r].
Between gatherings [a] and [b] is inserted a parchment illuminated leaf (mid-fourteenth-century France(?)), depicting scenes from the life of St Paul; see Pächt and Alexander I 47, no. 604, where other leaves by the same hand are recorded [also notes (unsigned) by A. C. de la Mare and M. R. Kauffmann in the Bodleian's annotated copy of Pächt and Alexander I, kept in Duke Humfrey's Library]. Initials, some with reserved white or pen-work decoration, are supplied in red; capital strokes and a few line fillers in red.
Provenance: Possibly Louis César de la Baume le Blanc, duc de La Vallière (1708-1780); sale (1783), lot 494, but the sale catalogue does not mention the illuminations. Richard Heber (1773-1833); see Catalogue, 1 (1834), lot 4089, sold for £2. 8. 0. Purchased for £2. 8. 0; see Books Purchased (1834), 17, where the imprint is recorded as being [Mainz: Peter Schoeffer, 1470].
SHELFMARK: Auct. 7Q inf. 2.9.
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