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Textus sequentiarum, cum optimo commento.


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A1r [Title-page.]

A2r Textus sequentiarum, cum optimo commento. ‘Textus sequentiarum cum commento'. ‘De natiuitate'. Incipit: ‘[G]rates nunc omnes reddamus domino deo, qui sua natiuitate . . .’

A2r [Commentary.] Incipit: ‘Iste liber cuius subiectum est laus diuina in honore omnipotentis . . .’ The commentary alternates with lines of the text. The sequences are organized according to the liturgical year, from the Nativity to the Resurrection of Christ. It follows the sequences for the common of saints (apostles, evangelists, martyrs, confessors, virgins, dedication of the church), and for the Virgin. It includes, on S1v, the sequence in honour of the Eleven Thousand Virgins. See A. Moss, ‘Latin Liturgical Hymns and their Early Printing History, 1470-1520', Humanistica Lovaniensia, 36 (1987), 112-37, at 120-2. For the origin and development of the sequence see F. J. E. Raby, A History of Christian-Latin Poetry from the Beginning to the Close of the Middle Ages, 2nd edn (Oxford, 1953), 210-19, 345-8.


Imprint: [Hagenau: Heinrich Gran], 1489. 4°.


Collation: A–Y8.6 AA–CC6 DD8.


ISTC: is00455000

Hain: HC *14687;

Goff: Goff S‑455;


Proctor: Pr 3170;

Others: Bohatta, Lit. Bibl., 1082; BSB‑Ink S‑285; CIBN S‑217; Sheppard 2226.

LCN: 14053758


Copy number: S-175(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled calf; bound for the Bodleian Library. Yellow-edged leaves.

Size: 211 × 153 × 34 mm.

Size of leaf: 203 × 132 mm.

Occasional corrections in the rubricator's hand in red ink. Some marginal and interlinear notes, mainly providing corrections to the text and explanation of some words, in an early hand in brown ink.

On A2r an initial ‘G' is supplied in blue within a square red ground. Other initials, sometimes with reserved white decoration, paragraph marks, underlining, and capital strokes in red.

Provenance: Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; ‘Dupl 10' in pencil on A1r. Acquired between 1847 and c.1892, probably in 1850; not in Catalogus (1843) with Appendix.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 5Q 6.14.

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