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Bod-Inc: S-278

Spiera, Ambrosius

Quadragesimale de floribus sapientiae (ed. Marcus Venetus).


Analysis of Content

A1v [Register.]

A2r [Table of contents.]

a2r Spiera, Ambrosius: Quadragesimale de floribus sapientiae. Edited by Marcus Venetus, OSM, as stated in the colophon. [Preface.] Incipit: ‘[C]oegistis me o iuuenes haud mediocri charitate uestra ut hoc quadragesimale conficiens . . .’ See S‑277; on this edition Besutti–Serra I 183-4 no. 2.

a2r Spiera, Ambrosius: Quadragesimale de floribus sapientiae. ‘Feria quarta cinerum'. Incipit: ‘  “[F]aciem tuam laua” Mathaeus v [Mt 6,17]. Saluberrimum quidem carissimi iuuenes theologorum princeps . . .’

ll12r [Verse.] Besutti–Serra I 184; see Walther, Initia, 17903.


Imprint: Venice: Antonius de Stanchis (de Valentia), Jacobus Britannicus et socii, 24 Mar. 1481. Folio.


Collation: A12 a8 b6 c–g10 h8 i–s10 t8 u–z aa–kk10 ll12.


ISTC: is00679000

Hain: HC (+ Addenda) *920; C 408;

Goff: Goff S‑679;

BMC: BMC V 314;

Proctor: Pr 4749;

Others: BSB‑Ink S‑523; CIBN S‑368; Hillard 1881; Oates 1873; Sheppard 3806.

LCN: 14122393


Copy number: S-278(1)

Wanting the blank leaf a1.

The incipit on a2r is printed in black.

Binding: Nineteenth-century paper wrappers; yellow-edged leaves.

Size: 300 × 207 × 60 mm.

Size of leaf: 300 × 202 mm.

Some contemporary marginal notes, mainly structuring the text and extracting key words, in brown and red ink; also running sermon numbering in red ink: 1-45.

On a2r a 16-line initial ‘C' is supplied (Bavarian style) in azure on burnished gold grounds, the gilt with punch-dotting, the azure initial with curling acanthus leaves, within segmented frames of red and yellow, pale green and grey, and with fine foliate and floral border extensions including gold dotting. Other initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red; capital strokes in red.

Provenance: Purchased for £0. 5. 0; see Books Purchased (1861), 57.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 4Q 3.5.

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