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Bod-Inc: M-268


Missale Romanum.


Analysis of Content

[*1r] [Calendarium.] A Roman calendar for Franciscan use; with a good number of more recent Franciscan feasts (16 Jan. Five Franciscan martyrs, canon. 1481; 2 Aug. Festum Portiuncule). On 31 Jan. the translation of Marc suggests a Venetian exemplar for the preparation of this edition.

a1r [Proprium de tempore.] See Missale Romanum, 1-195, 212-99.

p3v [Ordinarium missae.] Inserted between Holy Saturday and Easter day. See Missale Romanum, 196-206.

p5r [Prefatia.]

q5v [Woodcut: Crucifixion.]

q6r [Canon missae.] See Missale Romanum, 206-11.

y3r [Proprium de sanctis.] From ‘In vigilia sancti Andree' to ‘Sancte Katherine'. See Missale Romanum, 300-402.

D3r ‘Commune sanctorum'. See Missale Romanum, 403-46.

F8r [In dedicatione ecclesiae.] Followed by ‘In anniuersario dedicationis ecclesie'; ‘In dedicatione altaris'; ‘Missa in honore sanctorum quorum corpora habentur'. See Missale Romanum, 447-9.

G1r [Missae votivae.] See M‑267, nos 1-55.

H6r [Missae pro defunctis.] See Missale Romanum, 483-94.

I3r [Missae votivae.] See M‑267 nos 57; 56; 65-6.

I5v [Benedictiones.]

I6r ‘Ordo ad faciendum aquam benedictam'. See Missale Romanum, pp. xxv–xxvii.

I7v ‘Missa pro vitanda mortalitate quam dominus Clemens papa sextus fecit'.

I8r ‘Sequentia in missa pro mortuis'.

I8v [Missae votivae.] See M‑267 no. 60; and ‘De nomine Iesu'.


Imprint: [Italy?: n. pr.], 11 Sept. 1492. 8°.

Remarks: Pr and Polain assign to [Italy] and Sheppard suggests [Turin] on the basis of the watermarks; see below.


Collation: [*6] a–l mn o–z [et] A–I8 K4.

Types: Type: 70 G. Haebler's M91.

Illustrations: Woodcut.

Watermarks: Watermarks: [1] of peculiar design, Briquet, ‘Indéterminé', no. 16062, found in Quirinus de Augustis, Lumen apothecariorum, Turin: N. de Benedictis and I. Suigus, 1492; see G. Manzoni, ‘Annali tipografici torinesi del secolo XV', Miscellanea di storia italiana, tom. IV (1863), tav. VII, no. 26. [2] Hand and star, also in De Augustis; see Manzoni no. 28. [3] Gothic M, the central vertical prolonged to form a cross with the letter B attached to the stem; Briquet no. 9296. Used in Mattaselanus, De successionibus, Turin: N. de Benedictis and I. Suigus, 22 Apr. 1490. A fourth small watermark of a cardinal's hat cannot be identified with any of the varieties illustrated by Briquet.


ISTC: im00706000

Hain: HC *11399; H 11379?;

Goff: Goff M‑706;

Proctor: Pr 7423;

Others: BSB‑Ink M‑473; Duggan 91; Meyer-Baer 148; Polain 2733; Rhodes 1207; Sheppard 5960-2; Weale p. 139; Weale–Bohatta 921.

LCN: 14453477


Copy number: M-268(1)

Wanting gathering b, the missing text supplied in manuscript in a fifteenth/sixteenth-century hand; also sheet q4.5, the latter containing the woodcut before the Canon.

Binding: Contemporary blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, with remains of two metal clasps and catches; leather index tabs. Sixteenth/seventeenth-century manuscript title at the head of the upper cover. Triple fillets form a frame. Diagonal triple fillets divide the inner rectangle into lozenge-shaped and triangular compartments, decorated with a fleuron, a lozenge-shaped fleur-de-lis, or a circular eagle stamp. A small floral stamp at the intersection of the fillets. Rebacked.

Size: 175 × 120 × 50 mm.

Size of leaf: 167 × 114 mm.

Occasional marginal notes, mainly supplementing the text, in a contemporary hand. ‘N. 289' in pencil on K4r. German sale catalogue description, lot 289, pasted on the front pastedown.

On a1r a six-line initial ‘A' is supplied in blue with white pen-work decoration within a square gold ground, and with foliate extension into the margin to form a border in blue, green, pink, and gold dots. On q6r a five-line initial ‘T' is supplied in gold on a gold square ground, with foliate extension into the upper margin in green, pink, and gold dots. See Pächt and Alexander II, 115 no. pr 156. Other initials are supplied in blue.

Provenance: Purchased for £0. 6. 6; see Books Purchased (1854), 41.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 6.67.

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