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Bod-Inc: M-235

Mirk, John

Liber festivalis [English].


Analysis of Content

a2r [Prologue.] Incipit: ‘The helpe and grace of almyghty god . . .’

a2r Mirk, John: Liber festivalis. Mirk's Festial, ed. Erbe, with variants. See M‑232 and M‑234. In this edition the ‘Nova festa' are incorporated in their proper places in the text, that is ‘Visitatio BVM' between nos 45 and 47; ‘Transfiguratio Domini' and ‘De nomine Ihesu' between nos 51 and 52; ‘Hamus caritatis' at the end. St Margaret (no. 48) is omitted.


Imprint: Westminster: Wynkyn de Worde, 1493. 4°.

Remarks: Probably issued with Quattuor Sermones, 1494.


Collation: a–z8 [et] [con] [rum]6.

Illustrations: Woodcut: see BMC.


ISTC: im00622000

Hain: H 7032 (I);

Goff: Goff M‑622;


Proctor: Pr 9692;

Others: Duff 307; Sheppard 7427; STC 17962.


Copy number: M-235(1)

Bound with:
2. Quattuor sermones. Westminster: Wynkyn de Worde, 1494 (Q‑008).

Wanting a1 (contents not known) and the blank leaf [rum]6.

Binding: Eighteenth-century gold-tooled mottled calf.

Size: 188 × 140 × 40 mm.

Size of leaf: 180 × 126 mm.

On front endleaf: ‘Sl. b. 5.2295' and ‘Sl. b. 6.12'. A few marginal notes, mainly extracting key words, and some underlining in a sixteenth-century English hand.

Provenance: James West (1704?–1772); see below. Thomas Hearne (1678-1735); inscription on front endleaf: ‘Suum xuique Tho. Hearne, Apr. 9o 1722. Ex dono amicissimi ornatissimique Juvenis Jacobi West è collegio Balliolensi'; see MS. Rawl. D. 1167, fol. 21r, no. 22(1). Richard Rawlinson (1690-1755). Bequeathed in 1755.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: Auct. QQ sup. 2.17(1).

SHELFMARK: Arch. G e.1(1).

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