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Bod-Inc: M-137


Viola sanctorum.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

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

a2r 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], 1 July 1486. 4°.

Remarks: Pr assigns to [Conrad Zeninger], who was, however, printing in Venice at that time, Hain to [Anton Koberger].


Collation: a–l8 m n6 o8.

Types: Type: 94 G.

Leaves: 108 leaves.

Line number: 32 lines, plus headline (a2r).

Type area: Type area: 151 (156) ×97 mm (a2r).

Illustrations: Woodcut title.


ISTC: im00336000

Hain: HC *10869;

Goff: Goff M‑336;

Proctor: Pr 2237;

Others: Sheppard 1622.


Copy number: M-137(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century half calf with brown cloth over pasteboards.

Size: 224 × 164 × 18 mm.

Size of leaf: 218 × 148 mm.

A few marginal additions, mainly names of saints, in two different early hands. On o8v a list of saints and sermon numbers in a contemporary hand.

Initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red; capital strokes in red.

Provenance: Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; ‘Dupl' and ‘36' in pencil on a1r. Purchased for £0. 7. 6; see Books Purchased (1850), 56.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q 6.40.

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