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Bod-Inc: P-441

Pontificale Romanum (ed. Augustinus Patritius and Johannes Burchardus)


Analysis of Content

[*2r] Patritius de Picolominibus, Augustinus: [Letter addressed to] Innocentius VIII, Pont. Max. M. Dykmans, Le pontifical romain révisé au XVe siècle, Studi e Testi, 311 (Vatican City, 1985), 108-9 n. 1.

[*3r] Pontificale Romanum. ‘Pontificalis ordinis liber'. Edited by Augustinus Patritius and Johannes Burchardus. See Dykmans 108-23.

[*3r] [List of contents.] V. Leroquais, Les Pontificaux manuscrits des bibliothèques publiques de France, 3 vols (Paris, 1937), I pp. xi–xiv.

[a1r] [Prima pars: de benedictionibus ordinationibus et consecrationibus personarum]. ‘De crismandis in fronte'. Incipit: ‘[P]ontifex pueros seu infantes in fronte crismare volens . . .’ See Dykmans 111-16.

[p7r] [Secunda pars: de consecrationibus et benedictionibus rerum]. See Dykmans 116-19.

[F2r] [Tertia pars: de quibusdam sacramentis et ecclesiasticis officiis]. See Dykmans 119-23.


Imprint: Rome: Stephan Plannck, 20 Dec. 1485. Folio.


Collation: [*4 a–z A–N8 O10].


ISTC: ip00933000

Hain: HC 13285;

Goff: Goff P‑933;


Proctor: Pr 3670;

Others: Bohatta, Lit. Bibl., 777; CIBN P‑579; Meyer-Baer 229; Oates 1469; Rhodes 1464; Sheppard 2919.

LCN: 14087870


Copy number: P-441(1)

Wanting the blank leaf [*1].

Binding: Eighteenth-century half green morocco with green paper boards, the spine gold-tooled. Gilt and gauffered leaves.

Size: 338 × 240 × 65 mm.

Size of leaf: 330 × 236 mm.

Some marginal notes, mainly noticing whether the office has to be performed with or without the mitre, in Marsuppini's hand. Some extra notation has been added in the margin on [l1r]. Some marginal notes, in correspondence with the consecration of the Virgin, have been added in a contemporary humanist hand; they include the following prayer on [l6v]: ‘[Benedictio velorum] Accipe vestem hanc in nomine domini quam preferas ante tribunal domini nostri Ihesu Chrysti Cui flectitur omne genu celestium terrestrium et infernorum qui cum deo patre et spiritu sancto uiuit et regnat deus per omnia secula seculorum'. Modern manuscript foliation 1-297 in the upper right-hand corner of the rectos in brown ink.

On [a1r] a historiated initial ‘P' is supplied in blue with foliate decoration in green and purple within a gold ground edged in black; the area defined by the letter is decorated with the image of a bishop. On the same leaf a three-quarter border is made of a green branch with purple and blue flowers, and with gold dots (Florentine style); see Pächt and Alexander II, 109 no. pr. 53 (Florence or Rome?). Other principal initials are also supplied in gold and colours, others in red or blue with purple or red pen-work decoration.

Provenance: Leonardo Aspettati (fl. 1646), of Arezzo; in the outer margin of [M1r]: ‘Leonardo Aspettati Aretino 1646'. Jacopo Marsuppini (fl. 1658); inscription in the upper margin of [*2r]: ‘Jacobi Marsuppini Can[oni]ci Cath[edral]is Aretin[ensis] 1658'. Giovanni Jacopo Bacci (fl. 1704); inscription on [O10r]: ‘Questo libro è di Jacopo Giovanni Bacco nobile Aretino . . .', and in the lower margin of [*2r]: ‘Ex libris Joannis Jacobi Bacci Archidiaconi Ecclesie Cathedralis Aretin[ensis] 1704'; see [S. J. P. van Dijk] Latin Liturgical Manuscripts and Printed Books. Guide to an Exhibition held at the Bodleian Library during 1952 (Oxford, 1952), no. 79, which dates the ownership note to the sixteenth century. Dimitrij Petrovich, Count Boutourlin (1763-1829); armorial book-plate and shelfmark no. 367, see Catalogue (1831) and sale catalogue (1839), lot 119. Purchased for £2. 10. 0: see Books Purchased (1842), 34.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 1.26.

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