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Bod-Inc: N-055

Nicolaus de Lyra

Postilla super quattuor Evangelistas (cum additionibus Pauli Burgensis et replicationibus Matthiae Doering).


Analysis of Content

a2r Nicolaus de Lyra: [Postilla super quattuor Evangelistas: Mt–Io]. Incipit: ‘  “[Q]uattuor facies uni” Ezechielis primo [Ez 1,6]. Secundum quod scribit beatus Gregorius super Ezechielem . . .’ Explicit: ad contemplandum facie . . .Amen See Stegmüller, Repertorium biblicum, 5896-900.

i1v Paulus Burgensis: [Additions to Nicolaus's Postils.] ‘Additiones'. Incipit: ‘[S]entencia Jheronimi sane intellecta non uidetur improbari . . .’ Explicit: super Matheum xxvi capitulo See Stegmüller, Repertorium biblicum, 6329. On the authorship see Labrosse, ‘Œuvres', 370. Burgensis's additions come at the end of Nicolaus's ‘Postilla' for each gospel.

[et]6r Doering, Matthias: ‘Notule breues'. Incipit: ‘[S]i quia de ueteri testamento non plus reperi tactum per Burgensem ideo accedendo . . .’ Explicit: festiuitas sequentis diei


Imprint: Mantua: Paulus de Butzbach, 24 July 1477. Folio.


Collation: a b10 c–f8.10 g h8 i10 ii k kk8 l–q10.8 r ſ s–z8 [et] [con]10.

Remarks: Leaf a1 unsigned, a2 signed a, etc.


ISTC: in00130000

Hain: HC *10386;

Goff: Goff N‑130;


Proctor: Pr 6893;

Others: BSB‑Ink N‑119; CIBN N‑68; Gosselin 414, no. 103; Sheppard 5625.

LCN: 14468073


Copy number: N-055(1)

Wanting the last leaf [con10].

Gatherings x and y have been transposed. [con9v], colophon, l. 5: ‘ . . . oridinis', as BMC; l. 7: ‘ . . . Maguntinēſis dyo | ceſis', not as BMC.

Binding: Eighteenth/nineteenth-century diced russia, backed with red morocco.

Size: 301 × 212 × 42 mm.

Size of leaf: 292 × 195 mm.

Early marginal notes, including occasional comments on the text, and ‘nota' marks.

On a2r an eight-line initial ‘Q' is supplied in red edged in blue and on a blue ground, with the body of the letter decorated in red and blue, probably in the nineteenth century for Bearzi. Running headings are supplied in black ink in a fifteenth-century hand.

Provenance: Angelo Visconti (fl. c.1500). Milan, Augustinian Hermits, S. Maria coronata. Basilius de Ripa (c.1444-1505); partly washed inscription on a2r: ‘Sancte Marie Coronate Mila[nensis]. Ad vsum fratris Angeli ViceComitis. Frater Basilius de Ripa v[icarius] g[eneralis] empto manu propria prebens'. Jean Baptiste, chevalier de Bearzi (nineteenth century); sale, lot 414. Purchased for £0. 16. 0: see Books Purchased (1855), 39, which gives the date as 1479.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q 5.46.

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