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Bod-Inc: M-240

Mirk, John

Liber festivalis [English].


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a2r ‘Prologus'. 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: London: Richard Pynson, 6 July 1499. 4°.

Remarks: Issued with Quattuor Sermones (Duff 316). Pr mistook the BM copy of STC 17970 for this edition.


Collation: a–s8 t v6.

Illustrations: Woodcuts: see BMC.


ISTC: im00623300

Hain: H 7034 (I);


Proctor: Pr 9794;

Others: Duff 315; Sheppard 7552; STC 17966.5 (I).


Copy number: M-240(1)

Bound with C‑454(2); see there for details of binding and provenance.

Size of leaf: 201 × 128 mm.

Wanting a1, d8, e1-4, g7, 8, h1-4, k5-8, p5, v6. Leaves a2-4, l5, t1 and t3 are mutilated. Sheets o3.6 and o4.5 are transposed.

Leaf v5v, colophon, l. 4: ‘Lon= | don̄ . . .', not as Duff.

SHELFMARK: Arch. A e.101(1).

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