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Bod-Inc: M-138


Viola sanctorum.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a2r ‘Tabula.

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.


ISTC: im00337000

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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