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Bod-Inc: T-137

Thomas Aquinas

Glossa continua super evangelia (Catena aurea).


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.] ‘Opus aureum sancti Thome de Aquino super quatuor euangelia'.

a2r Thomas Aquinas: Glossa continua super evangelia (Catena aurea). [Part I addressed to] Urbanus IV, Pont. Max. ‘Continuum in librum euangelii secundum Mattheum'. Incipit: ‘Fons sapientie unigenitum dei uerbum . . . Leo papa in sermo de passione . . . (3 more lines)'. See T‑130. Here and below, the text of the Gospel is inserted within the gloss.

p2r ‘Capitula euangelii Matthei per ordinem'.

p3r Thomas Aquinas: Glossa continua super evangelia (Catena aurea). [Part II addressed to] Anibaldus [de Anibaldis]. Incipit: ‘Rerum opifex deus . . . Glosa. [V]ocationem gentium . . .’ Explicit: quia te decet sermonum et operum gloria

t6v [Table.] Incipit: ‘Feria tertia post dominicam in ramis palmarum . . .’ A list of incipits of the Gospel of Mark arranged according to the liturgical year.

t7r Thomas Aquinas: Glossa continua super evangelia (Catena aurea). [Part III addressed to Anibaldus de Anibaldis]. ‘Super euangelio sancti Luce continuum'. Incipit: ‘[I]nter cetera incarnationis Christi . . . Theophilus quos nos imitantes . . .’

dd6v [Table.] Incipit: ‘[D]ominica prima de aduentu. Erunt signa in sole et luna . . .’ A list of incipits of the Gospels of Luke and John arranged according to the liturgical year.

dd7r Thomas Aquinas: Glossa continua super evangelia (Catena aurea). [Part IV addressed to Anibaldus de Anibaldis]. ‘Continuum in euangelium sancti Iohannis'. Incipit: ‘[D]iuine uisionis sublimitate . . . quia ipse est super omnia deus benedicus in secula . . .’

oo2r ‘Tabula euangeliorum totius anni secundum ritum Romane curie. Incipit dominicale et feriale'.


Imprint: Venice: Bonetus Locatellus, for Octavianus Scotus, 4 June 1493. Folio.


Collation: a–z [et] [con] [rum] aa–nn8 oo6.

Illustrations: Woodcut initials.


ISTC: it00232000

Hain: H *1336;

Goff: Goff T‑232;

BMC: BMC V 441;

Proctor: Pr 5043;

Others: BSB‑Ink T‑203; Michelitsch 9; Oates 1969; not in Sheppard.

LCN: 14267162


Copy number: T-137(1)

Binding: Contemporary German (Kyriß workshop no. 58) quarter blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards, the boards now very damaged. Quadruple fillets form a double frame; within the outer frame a scroll bearing the name of the binder. The inner rectangle is decorated with a circular stamp bearing the arms of Polling and with another presenting an image of the Virgin and child, also small circular stamps with fleur-de-lis; see Kyriß I pl. 119-20 nos 1, 5-7, and 9. Remains of a rectangular parchment label on the upper cover. Formerly chained: staple-marks of a hasp at head of lower cover. Eighteenth-century manuscript title and imprint information on two rectangular paper labels at the head of the spine in brown ink. Strips from a twelfth-century manuscript visible in the binding.

Size: 324 × 225 × 60 mm.

Size of leaf: 310 × 207 mm.

Provenance: Magister Vitus Carolus (fl. c.1627); inscriptions on the front pastedown and on a1r: ‘Ex libris M. Viti Caroli S. Vlmae co-emptis 1627'. Franz Töpsl (1711-1796); book-plate dated 1744; see Warnecke 1603. Polling, diocese of Augsburg, Bavaria, Augustinian Canons, SS. Jacobus, Salvator and S. Crux; inscription in brown ink on a1r: ‘F. Monasterii Polling'. Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; ‘Duplum' in brown ink and ‘S. I. N. 151-490' in pencil, on the front endleaf. Benjamin Webb (fl. 1853); inscription on the front pastedown: ‘Benjn Webb M. A. February 1853'. B. H. Blackwell, Ltd; label on the inside of the upper cover. Purchased out of the Gordon Duff Fund for £650 from Robin Waterfield Ltd, Catalogue 42 (1982), no. 49.

SHELFMARK: Inc. c. I4.1493.3.

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