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Bod-Inc: O-009

Officium Immaculatae Conceptionis (ed. Leonardus Nogarolus)


Analysis of Content

[a1r] Nogarolus, Leonardus: [Letter addressed to] Sixtus IV, Pont. Max. Incipit: ‘[B]eatissimo ac domino vere sancto . . . [S]i celi reginam atque terrarum matrem . . .’

[a5r] Officium Immaculatae Conceptionis. Edited by Leonardus Nogarolus. ‘In primis uesperis antiphona.’ Incipit: ‘[S]icut lilium inter spinas . . .’ See M. Brlek, ‘Legislatio ordinis fratrum minorum de Immaculata Conceptione B. V. M.', Antonianum, 29 (1954), 3-44, at 28-9.

[b7v] Sixtus IV, Pont. Max.: Bulla 27 Feb. 1477 ‘Cum praecelsa'. Bullarium Franciscanum, 3 vols, ed. Ioseph M. Póu y Martí (Quaracchi, Florence, 1929-49), III 462-3 no. 942; Cherubinus Sericoli, Immaculata B.M. Virginis Conceptio iuxta Xysti IV constitutiones, Bibliotheca Mariana Medii Aevi, 5 (Šibenik and Rome, 1945), 27-35 and 153-4 (text); see also B. J. Blackburn, ‘The Virgin in the Sun: Music and Image for a Prayer Attributed to Sixtus IV', Journal of the Royal Musical Association, 124 (1999), 157-95.


Imprint: Rome: Ulrich Han, 30 Apr. 1477. 4°.

Remarks: The colophon reads ‘ii. Kl ‘}>. Mai'.


Collation: [a b8].

Types: Types: 150 G, headings on [a1r] and [b7v], versicle on [b1r], rubrics on [b2r], [b3v], [b4r], [b6r]; 103 R; 102 R. Musical notation printed on 5-line red staves. Capital spaces, some with guide-letters.

Leaves: 16 leaves.

Line number: 32 lines ([a2r]).

Type area: Type area: 161 ×100 mm. ([a2r]).


ISTC: io00051300

Hain: HR 11897;

Proctor: Pr 3375;

Others: Sheppard 2688.

LCN: 14551515


Copy number: O-009(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century quarter parchment over pasteboards.

Size: 220 × 157 × 9 mm.

Size of leaf: 214 × 146 mm.

On the front endleaf and front pastedown are bibliographical notes in Douce's hand. ‘H. 205' in pencil on the upper left-hand corner of front pastedown.

Rubrication supplied where needed.

Provenance: Maffeo Pinelli (1735-1785); see Morelli (1787), 865 (number on the front pastedown); sale (1789), lot 5776. Purchased, with the preceding lot, for £6. 6. 0 by Francis Douce (1757-1834); see the annotated sale catalogue; armorial book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834.

SHELFMARK: Douce 132.

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