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Bod-Inc: M-134


Doctrinale clericorum una cum sanctorum martyrologio per anni circulum.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a1r [Verse.] Incipit: ‘Lectio iugis alit virtutes lucida reddit | Intima declinat et noxia vana fugat'; 6 hexameters.

a2r ‘Prologus primus'. Incipit: ‘[M]undi nouissimis temporibus non solum corpora nostra . . .’

b1r ‘Prologus secundus'. Incipit: ‘[D]eficientibus in imperio Dioclesiano et Maximiano . . .’

b5r Doctrinale clericorum una cum sanctorum martyrologio per anni circulum. ‘Inicium totius in vigilia natiuitatis Domini'. Incipit: ‘[A]rdorem desiderii patrum suspirantium . . .’ Explicit: vtique iudicaremur. i: ad corinthi. xi. solus iste libellus directiue quemque dirigit ad celum.


Imprint: Lübeck: The Poppy Printer (Matthaeus Brandis? or Hans von Ghetelen?), 1490. 4°.


Collation: a–z A–Q6 R4.

Illustrations: Woodcut on a1v, and woodcut initials.


ISTC: im00332000

Hain: HC 6318;

Goff: Goff M‑332;

BMC: BMC II 558;

Proctor: Pr 2631;

Others: CIBN M‑193; Schramm XII p. 11; Schreiber V 3837; not in Sheppard.

LCN: 14889562


Copy number: M-134(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century English blind-tooled brown calf, tooled in the style of the fifteenth century; bound by Hetherington; red-edged leaves; rebacked.

Size: 203 × 153 × 37 mm.

Size of leaf: 194 × 138 mm.

Many early marginal notes and drawings, mainly crowns, in pencil, referring to the feasts in the martyrology, with a few in ink. ‘Florus' in brown ink in an early hand, on a1r.

Paragraph marks and capital strokes in red.

Provenance: Edward Parry (1830-1890); armorial book-plate. E. Williams (nineteenth/twentieth century); name in pencil on the front endleaf. Purchased through Quaritch for £1200 at Sotheby's, 8 Dec. 1980; see ledger (1980/1), no. 426; purchased from the Roy V. Sowers Fund; book-label on the verso of the front endleaf.

SHELFMARK: Inc. e. G14.1490.1.

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