Mammotrectus super Bibliam.
Analysis of Content
[a1r] [Marchesinus, Johannes: Prologue.] Incipit: ‘[I]mpatiens proprie imperitie ac ruditati compatiens pauperum clericorum . . .’ See Stegmüller, Repertorium biblicum, 4776(I). See also A. Moss, ‘Latin Liturgical Hymns and their Early Printing History, 1470-1520', Humanistica Lovaniensia, 36 (1987), 112-37, at 118.
[a1r] [Marchesinus, Johannes]: Mammotrectus super Bibliam I: Gn–Apc [omitting Ps]. Incipit: ‘ “[F]rater Ambrosius”, etc. Frater sit in fide. Perferens . . .’ See Stegmüller, Repertorium biblicum, 4776(I), with some variations; Stegmüller omits Ios-Est inclusive, all books from Ier to the end of the Old Testament, Mc–Io, all the letters of Paul except Rm, Act, and the Canonical Epistles; he includes Ps, but after Is.
[h8r] [Marchesinus, Johannes]: Mammotrectus super Bibliam II. Incipit: ‘[E]mendaram penultima producta pro emendaueram . . .’ See Stegmüller, Repertorium biblicum, 4776(I) (Ps); 4777(II) 17, 18, 16, 15, 1-3, 6, 4-5, 7-12, 19.
[p4r] [Marchesinus, Johannes?]: ‘Prefatio'. Incipit: ‘[O]mnium scriptorum veterum vsque in nos celebris est . . .’ Explicit: iungitur prosequendus
[p4r] [Table of contents.]
Imprint: Mainz: Peter Schoeffer, 10 Nov. 1470. Folio.
Collation: [a–d10 e8 f g10 h8 i4+1 k l10 m8 n6 o10 p4].
Types: Type: 91 G. 2 columns.
Leaves: 129 leaves.
Line number: 48 lines ([a1v]).
Type area: Type area: 220 ×151 mm ([a1v]).
Hain: H *10554;
Goff: Goff M‑232;
Proctor: Pr 94;
Others: BSB‑Ink M‑154; CIBN M‑117; Pellechet MS. 7629 (7533); Rhodes 1164; Sheppard 48. Microfiche: Unit 1: Mainz to 1480.
Copy number: M-080(1)
Binding: Contemporary German sheep dyed red over wooden boards, with five bosses, four corner-pieces from each cover, and both catches and clasps, all lost. On the upper cover intersecting triple fillets form an outer frame. Single fillets form the inner rectangle which is divided by further single fillets into triangular and lozenge-shaped compartments. The title is written along the fore-edge in black ink in a fifteenth-century hand.
Size: 350 × 248 × 48 mm.
Size of leaf: 335 × 234 mm.
The upper parchment pastedown contains a manuscript memorial addressed to the Council of Basel by the provost of the church of Stettin, concerning a disputed election to the provostship of Kamin (Pomerania) in 1447.
On [a1r] one- and four-line initials are supplied in interlocked red and blue with purple pen-work decoration, and extensions into the margins; other one- to three-line initials (some with extensions into the margins), paragraph marks, and headlines are supplied in red; capital strokes in red.
Provenance: Lübeck, Stadtbibliothek; duplicate stamp on [a1r]. Purchased for £5. 5. 0; see Books Purchased (1859), 71.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q 2.35.
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