Analysis of Content
A1r [Prologue.] Incipit: ‘[S]i cuncta mei corporis membra verterentur . . .’
A1r 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: Strasbourg: Johann Prüss, 23 Aug. 1487. 4°.
Collation: a10 A–F8 G H6 I k L M8 N O6 P–S8.
Hain: H *10870;
Goff: Goff M‑337;
BMC: BMC I 120;
Proctor: Pr 520;
Others: CIBN M‑197; Hillard 1339; Sack, Freiburg, 2376; Sheppard 411.
Copy number: M-138(1)
Wanting the blank leaf S8.
With the title-page of Prüss's edition of 8 Feb. 1499 prefixed (M‑139), and with two more woodcuts cut from a fifteenth-century(?) missal pasted on a1v and on the recto of the first blank leaf inserted between gatherings a and A.
Binding: Seventeenth-century blind-tooled (fillets only) calf, the spine gold-tooled, with red-edged leaves.
Size: 192 × 150 × 30 mm.
Size of leaf: 187 × 136 mm.
Copious marginal notes, mainly additions to the martyrology, in a contemporary German hand, with paragraph marks and corrections added in red by the rubricator.
Initials are supplied in red with reserved white decoration; paragraph marks, underlining of chapter headings, and capital strokes in red.
Provenance: Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834.
SHELFMARK: Douce 48(2).
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