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Bod-Inc: M-256


Missale Herbipolense (Würzburg). Commissioned by Rudolphus de Scherenberg, Episcopus Herbipolensis.


Analysis of Content

[a1r] [Calendarium.] It includes: 8 Jan. ‘Erhardi ep'; 8 Feb. ‘Helene regine'; 3 Mar. ‘Kunegundis imperatricis'; 14 May ‘Gangolfi m'; 3 June ‘Erasmi ep et m'; 5 June ‘Bonifacii et soc. eius' (red); 1 July ‘Oct. s Johannis Baptiste'; 4 July ‘Udalrici ep'; 7 July ‘Uillibaldi ep'; 8 July ‘Kiliani et soc. eius' (red); 15 July ‘Oct. s Kiliani, Humperti Reginsuindis'; 27 July ‘Dedicatio antique ecclesie Herbipolensis'; 5 Aug. ‘Osualdi regis et m'; 19 Aug. ‘Agni et Magni mm'; 3 Sept. ‘Mansueti Remacli et Anthonii'; 9 Sept. ‘Kunegundis imperatricis'; 29 Sept. ‘Uenczeslai m'; 14 Oct. ‘Burchardi ep' (red); 24 Oct. ‘Dedicatio ecclesie Herbipolensis'; 29 Oct. ‘Ferrucii m'; 6 Nov. ‘Uillibrordi ep'; 12 Nov. ‘Cuniberti ep'; 27 Nov. ‘Mercurii m'; 13 Dec. ‘Lucie et Otilie vv Iodoci cf'. See H. Engelhart, ‘Die frühesten Druckausgaben des Missale Herbipolense (1481-1503): Ein Beitrag zu einem “Census” der liturgischen Drucke aus der Offizin Georg Reysers in Würzburg', Würzburger Diözesangeschichtsblätter, 62/3 (2001), 69-174, at 83-84.

[a7r] [List of masses and collects.]

[a8r] ‘Exorcismus salis'.

[b1r] Rudolphus de Scherenberg, Episcopus Herbipolensis; Kilianus de Bibra; Wilhelmus de Limpurg; the Chapter of the Church of Würzburg: [Letter addressed to] all ecclesiastical and lay subjects of the church of Würzburg. Incipit: ‘[R]udolfus dei et apostolice sedis gratia Episcopus . . . Si enim nuper . . .’ Dated Würzburg, 8 Nov. 1481; ed. Engelhart 141-2. The contractual date for the completion of printing, mentioned in Bishop Rudolph's prefatory letter, was 8 Nov. 1481.

[b3r] ‘Regule generales vtiles et necessarie per circulum anni'.

[c1r] [Proprium de tempore.]

[p1r] [Ordinarium missae.] Inserted between Easter day and ‘Feria II pasche' (?).

[r2r] [Canon missae.]

[B10r] [Proprium de sanctis.] From ‘In vigilia s Andree' to ‘Mercurii m'.

[L5r] ‘Commune sanctorum'.

[N3v] ‘In dedicatione ecclesie'. Followed by ‘Dedicatio altaris'.

[N5r] ‘Ferie iuxta chorum Herbipolensem'. It includes: ‘Feria ii pro peccatis'; ‘Feria iii pro pace'; ‘Feria iiii pro salute viuorum'; ‘Feria v de patronis'; ‘Feria vi de sancta cruce'; ‘Sabbato de BVM'.

[O1r] ‘Collecte generales'. See M‑267 nos: ‘In veneratione omnium sanctorum'; ‘De sanctis quorum reliquie continentur in ecclesia'; ‘Pro viuis et defunctis' (32?); 24; ‘Pro familiaribus'; 11; 36; 35; 16; ‘Pro fructibus terre'; ‘Contra subitaneam mortem'; 12; 51; ‘Pro tribulatione'; 23; 19; ‘Pro famulo viuo'; ‘Pro famula viua'; ‘Pro sterilitate mulierum'; 56.

[O5r] [Missae pro defunctis.]

[O10r] ‘Misse speciales'. See M‑267 nos: 5; ‘De sapientia' (41?); ‘De caritate' (44?); 2; ‘Pro episcopo et sibi commissis'; 15; 29-30; ‘Contra pestilentiam'; ‘De sancto Sebastiano'; 13; 39; 48; ‘Contra hereticos aut Thurcos'; 49; ‘De passione domini'; 60; ‘De spinea corona domini'; ‘De lancea domini'; ‘De dulcissimo nomine Ihesu'.

[Q3r] ‘Cautele seruande quid agendum sit circa defectus uel casus qui oriri possint in missa'. Missale Sarum, 651-6.


Imprint: [Würzburg: Georg Reyser, 1481]. Folio.


Collation: [a8 b4 c d10 e8 f10 g8 h–o10 p q12 r–z A–P10 Q6].

Types: Types: 300, Canon; 180a, text; 180b, versicles, etc.

Leaves: 378 leaves, 13-128 numbered in red j-Cxvj, 163-374 numbered Cxvij-CCCxxviij.

Line number: 32 lines of Missal type, mostly in 2 columns ([a8r]); 19 long lines of Canon type ([r2r]).

Type area: Type area: 287 ×185 mm ([a8r]); 286 ×184 mm ([r2r]).

Illustrations: Small initials printed in red. Printed musical notation in the Prefaces to the Canon. Engravings: (1) arms of Bishop Rudolf de Scherenberg and the bishopric; (2) The Crucifixion.


ISTC: im00663900

Hain: H 11309; C 4136;

Proctor: Pr 2669;

Others: Meyer-Baer 75; Oates 1204; Schramm XVI pls 868, 870; Schreiber V 4704; Sheppard 1928-30; Weale–Bohatta 428.

LCN: 14513096


Copy number: M-256(1)

For this copy see Continental Shelf, no. 19; SC 902 (but without description).

Wanting the leaf bearing the engraving of the Crucifixion before the Canon, [r1], and [Q6].

Printed on parchment. Before gathering [p] is bound a parchment leaf of alternative musical settings for the incipits of the Kyrie, Gloria, and Credo.

Binding: Nineteenth-century burgundy calf; marbled pastedowns. Rebacked for the Bodleian Library in 1951 (date, ‘12. 4. 51' on the rear endleaf) with the seventeenth-century spine laid down. Leather index tabs.

Size: 413 × 285 × 120 mm.

Size of leaf: 397 × 270 mm.

Before the calendar is bound a parchment leaf bearing the text of fol. xi in a different setting, apparently a pastedown of the original binding.

A few marginal notes, mainly providing corrections to the text, in Kewsch's hand. On [Q5r] ‘De sancto Liborio officium Misse' has been added in his hand.

On [c1r] a woodcut initial ‘A' coloured in green with acanthus-leaf decoration, on a gold ground edged in violet, and an angel within the body of the letter. Other initials are supplied in various colours with acanthus-leaf decoration on a gold ground edged in different colours, and with the body of the letter supplied in blue or red with yellow or white foliate pen-work decoration; with foliate and floral extensions into the margin supplied in colours and gold dots. A few medium initials are supplied in interlocked red and blue or blue; paragraph marks are supplied mostly in blue, occasionally in red.

Provenance: Johannes Kewsch (fl. 1481-1486); inscription on original pastedown: ‘1481 Johannes Kewsch vicarius in ecclesia Herbipolensi hunc librum comparauit propriis expensis et pro omnibus scilicet pergameno impressura Rubricacione illuminaturum(?) et ligatione xviii flor. 1481'; many leaves signed by Kewsch in the lower margin. Würzburg, Bavaria, church of S. Bartholomeus; inscription on [r10r] in Kewsch's hand: ‘Anno domini Mcccclxxxsexto tercia Mensis Aprilis Johannes Kewsch vicarius vicarie Sancti Bartholomei in Ecclesia Herbipolensi presentem librum Missalem perpetua donatione donauit ad dictam vicariam Sancti Bartholomei . . . Ego Johannes Kewsch protestor manu propria'. The names of subsequent vicars and owners are recorded in inscriptions on the original pastedown and on [r10r]: Wilhelm Rüdiger (fifteenth/sixteenth century). Johannes Wittigshain (fl. 1560). Balthasar Schott (fl. 1560); named in inscription on original pastedown. Philippus Sigman (fl. 1565) on [r10r]. Martinus [ ] (fl. 1571) on [r10r]. Johannes Falckenstein (fl. 1576) on [r10r]. Johannes Francae (fl. 1580) on [r10r]. Melchior Textor (†1606); obit on original pastedown. William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury (1573-1645); inscription on original pastedown: ‘Liber Guilielmi Laude Archiepiscopi Cantuariensis et Cancelarii Vniuersitatis Oxoniensis 1636'; see SC 902. Donated by Laud in 1639; see Coxe, Laudian MSS, p. xxxvii.

Former Bodleian shelfmarks: MS. Laud D.138; MS. Laud Misc. 301 (see SC).

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 1.7.

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