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Viola sanctorum.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a2r ‘Tabula'.

2a2r [Prologue.] Incipit: ‘[S]i cuncta mei corporis membra verterentur . . .’

2a2r Viola sanctorum. Incipit: ‘[C]ircumcisio Domini nostri Ihesu Christi. Nam sicut dicitur Luce .ii. “Postquam consumati sunt dies octo . . .” [Lc 2,21.] . . .’ Explicit: et sepultus est in cimiterio pristille etc.


Imprint: Nuremberg: [Peter Wagner], 22 Apr. 1486. 4°.

Remarks: Assigned by Pr to [Conrad Zeninger].


Collation: a10 2a–l8 m n6 o8.

Illustrations: Woodcut title.


ISTC: im00335000

Hain: C 3902; R 359;

Goff: Goff M‑335;

BMC: BMC II 462;

Proctor: Pr 2236;

Others: CIBN M‑196; Sack, Freiburg, 2375; Sheppard 1621.

LCN: 14550178


Copy number: M-136(1)

Wanting the gathering containing the table.

Binding: Contemporary German (Kyriß workshop no. 165) blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards. Two clasps and catches and five circular bosses on each cover lost. Two parchment strips from a twelfth-century noted liturgical manuscript used as a bookmark. On both covers are merrythought panels made up from headed-outline tools, a lozenge-shaped floral and unicorn stamp, with a small circular floral stamp at each angle of the stamps and at the intersection of the panels; see Kyriß pl. 331, nos 1 and 7, and pl. 332.

Size: 218 × 160 × 27 mm.

Size of leaf: 208 × 143 mm.

On a1r an inscription in an early German hand: Quid inuocat riposus odiosus luridus inuidus dominus | Mors imperat regibus odiosas linguas iudicat dominus . . .' On o8r, beneath the colophon, a manuscript copy of the epitaph of Johannes Paret de Gruen, Doctor of Theology, 31 Aug. 1497, in the church of Braunau: ‘Iohannis Pareyt doctoris venerabilis epitaphium. Hic sepultus est sacre theologie doctor laureatissimus mireque probitatis et deuotionis vir clarissimus Ioannes pareyt de gruen qui verbo et exemplo fideliter populum instruxit pridie kl. septembris anno 1497. | Hoc epitaphium ipso doctore mortuo per quendam Ioannem Scolasticum [ ]ciplius moderatorem augmentatoremque commendatissimum in opido prauonau non immerito confectum saxoque marmoreo ad sepulcrum inscriptum iudicem benignum expectantis doctoris'. A few other marginal notes, mainly names of saints, in sixteenth-century German hands.

Initials are supplied in red; capital strokes in red.

Provenance: Marcus Agricola (sixteenth century); inscription on a1r in a German humanist hand: ‘Marcus Agricola | Non est personarum respectus apud Deum'. ‘Rancke[ ]', also on the same leaf. Kelheim, Bavaria, Franciscans, S. Maria; stamp on a1r. Probably a duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; ‘2112' in pencil on o8v. Purchased from Caspar Haugg for 7 Marks, see Catalogue 76, no. 308; Library Bills (1885), no. 206.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 4Q 6.28.

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