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Bod-Inc: N-054

Nicolaus de Lyra

Postilla super Epistolas et Evangelia quadragesimalia (cum questionibus Antonii de Bitonto et Alexandri de Hales; ed. Nicolaus de Mutina).


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a2r Nicolaus de Lyra: Postilla super Epistolas et Evangelia quadragesimalia. [Edited by Nicolaus de Mutina.] Incipit: ‘  “Fratres”. In hac parte Paulus apostolus instruit et adducit Corrinthios . . .’ Explicit: See Labrosse, ‘Œuvres', 408-10, with this edition listed at 409. The Expositio litteralis is followed, in most cases, by the Expositio moralis. The editor is named in the colophon.

a2r Evangelia quadragesimalia et Epistolae. Incipit: ‘  “[F]ratres nescitis quod hi qui in stadio currunt omnes quidem currunt . . .” [I Cor 9,24 ff]’

a2v Antonius Betontinus [de Bitonto]: Quaestiones. Incipit: ‘Super quibus verbis mouetur talis questio utrum peccatum primorum parentum . . .’ On the text see Attanasio Gaeta, Antonio da Bitonto O. F. M., oratore e teologo del secolo xv, Pontificio Ateneo Antoniano, Facoltà Teologica, 79 (Salerno, 1952), 78-9.

o7r Alexander de Hales: Quaestiones. Incipit: ‘  “[E]tenim Pascha nostrum immolatus est Christus,” Paulus ad Corinthios v cap [I Cor 5,7]. Super quibus queritur vtrum resurrectio Christi debuerit . . .’ Alexander's Quaestiones replace those of Antonius for the readings of Easter Day onwards.

p6r [Colophon naming the editor.]


Imprint: Venice: Johannes Emericus, de Spira, for Lucantonio Giunta, 25 May 1494. 4°.


Collation: a–o8 p6.


ISTC: in00118000

Hain: H *10389;

Goff: Goff N‑118;

BMC: BMC V 539;

Proctor: Pr 5494;

Others: BSB‑Ink N‑107; Gosselin 412, no. 66; Sack, Freiburg, 2561; Sheppard 4558.

LCN: 14465861


Copy number: N-054(1)

Leaf p6 has been mutilated with the loss of the printer's device.

Binding: Contemporary English plain doeskin over wooden boards with a central metal catch on the fore-edge of the boards, hinged from upper to lower; clasp lost.

Size: 230 × 160 × 35 mm.

Size of leaf: 215 × 155 mm.

Manuscript foliation of the first seven leaves, throughout some underlining and marginal notes, repeating key words or passages, and occasional pointing hands. On a1r the title, manuscript notes quoting and referring to underlined passages on fols 6 and 7.

Provenance: Richard [ ] (sixteenth century); inscription on the mutilated p6v: ‘In the nayme off God amen ye yere off our Lord God a [ ] [ ] v [ ] xli the iiii day off June I Rychard [ ]'. Abergavenny, Franciscans; inscription in an eighteenth-century hand on a2r: ‘Ad usum Franciscanorum'; Abergavenny attested in a note in BLR (see below): ‘The book came to Belmont from Abergavenny, the home of an English Franciscan mission which subsequently passed to the English Benedictines about 1858 . . .' Belmont, Herefordshire, Benedictines, S. Michael and All Angels; twentieth-century book-plate on a1r: ‘Bibliotheca monasterii St. Michaelis et Omn. S. S. Angelorum apud Belmont prope Herefordiam', with number (shelfmark?) ‘106' in black ink; sale (London: Sotheby's, 19 July 1954), lot 109. Neil Ripley Ker (1908-1982); inscription inside upper cover: ‘P. 20x54 from N. R. Ker for £11'. Presented by the Friends of the Bodleian 1954: see BLR 5, 3 (1955), 121.

SHELFMARK: Don. e.410.

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