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Bod-Inc: M-241

Mirk, John

Liber festivalis, et al. [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.

x6r [Colophon.]

x6v ‘Tabula sermonum'.

x8r Quattuor sermones. See M‑237.

[us7v] [Second colophon.]


Imprint: Rouen: Martin Morin, for Jean Richard, 22 June 1499. 4°.


Collation: a–z [et] [con] [us]8.

Illustrations: Woodcuts.


ISTC: im00623500

Hain: H 7031 (`1490') = 7035;

Goff: Goff, Supplement, M‑623a;


Proctor: Pr 8778;

Others: Duff 314; Oates 3282; Sheppard 6821; STC 17966.

LCN: 14453505


Copy number: M-241(1)

Leaf a1 backed. Many leaves repaired.

Binding: Seventeenth-century calf, the spine stamped in gilt with the arms of Ashmole; spine repaired at the head and tail.

Size: 213 × 150 × 40 mm.

Size of leaf: 204 × 139 mm.

Occasional marginal notes, providing corrections to the text, and scribbles in an early English hand. The homily for St Thomas of Canterbury (l1-5) and the General Sentence ([us2-7]) have been cancelled.

Provenance: Thomas Hindle(?) (sixteenth century); ‘Thomas Hendyll [ ]' on a1r in an early English hand. Elias Ashmole (1617-1692). Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 1692. Transferred to the Bodleian Library in 1860.

SHELFMARK: Ashm. 1218.

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