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Ferial Psalter and Breviary. France, Autun: 1472.
Latin. 14.8x21.5 cm. Vellum. 2 columns, 31 lines Written in dark brown ink in a gothic hand. Ruled lightly with plummet, pin prickings visible along outer edge. Rubricated with alternating blue + red 1 + 2 line intitals. 2 line initials conain tiny guide letters. - Commune plurimorum Martyrum -
Hymn: Rex gloriose martyrum. Hymn: Sanctorum meritis inclita gaudia.
The most ancient + venerable portion of the Breviary is the Psalter. In the Middle Ages the psalms were usually recited throughout the week according to several different patterns. As a result the psalms in the Breviaries may be arranged in their biblical = numerical order, or in their liturgical order. When arranged in the later way they form a ferial Psalter. Psalm 1 - beatus vir qui non abiitin consilio impiorum.... Psalm 2 - Psaltmus David quare fremuerunt gentes et populi meditati sunt inania .... Psalm 4 - in finem in carminibus psalmus David cum invocarem exaudivit me Deus institae meae in tribulatione dilatasti mihi misserere mei ex exaudi orationem meam.... Psalm 95 Venite, exultemus.
Commune Sanctorum Breviary " Apostolorum 1) Psalter " Evangelirtarum 2) Proper of the Seasons Com. urius Mart 3) Proper of the Saints Commune Martyrum 4) Common of the Saints Tempore Paschali 5) Offices *Plurim Mart Unius Martyrus Confessoris Pont.
The Common - under this designation come all the lessons Gospels, antiphone, responsories + versicles which are not reserved to a special occasion, but may be employed for a whole group of saints. These Commons are those of Apostles, Evangelists, Martyrs Confessors Pontiffs, Confessors non-Pontiffs, Abbots, Virgins + Holy WOmen. To these may be added the Offices of teh Dedication of the Churches and of the Blessed Virgin. The Office of the Dead occupies a place apart.
MSS signed + dated by the scribe Gerard Lequin. He began the book on 15th Dec. It was intended for use by the Cathedral of St. Lazare in Autun (cathedral of the Aedui the Gaulish tribe headquartered in the place in Roman times)
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Jacobus de Coragine (Low German) Dat dueytsche Passional f^0 See #65 #451 Cologne: Ludwig von Renchen 1) 21 July 1485 2) 31 Oct 1485 Ref: Goff J-171 Polain (B) 2223 Pr 1262, 1263 BMC I 266 C 6507=4626=3527 Copy: HEHL(-) NYPL, LC(T)
Dye legend van sent Macharius lxxv 6^5 (of 8)
252 leaves, the last blank, 3-251 numbered lij-ccli in pt. I and iij-cclij (omitting xcvii) in pt. II. 2 columns. pt. I, 3a: 43 2 lines, 198x131mm. Spaces, many iwth guide letters, left for capitals. The 1st page of text in each part has Knoblochtzer's woodcuts borders. with 4 woodcut capitals + many woodcuts. Types: 235 title (P1) large curch type. In use 1485, 86 + 92 158 headings (P2) med. church type. 93a texxt (P4) ssemicursive German type. 2 forms of D. I. Dat eyrste deil II Dat ander Deil. Jan 14 St. Feliz in Pincis (of Nola) C AD 260. Priest Felice Jan. 15 St. Macarius the elder (A.D. 390) Machario Jan. 16 St. Marcellus Im Pope + Martyr (A.D. 309) Marcello
Jacobus de Voragine. Legenda aurea. Glogne: Ludwig von Rechen: 1485. f0 Ref: Goff J-112 C 6442 Polain (B) 2198 Pr 1277 BMC I 267 Copy: HEHL, LC
Ludwig von Renchen - a Roman Missal Feb 1483 is the earliest dated book known from his press; he was still at work in 1505, but after 1487 only dated books in 1489 + 1492.
HEHL 99079 rub. in red Vol. I sent Macharius begins L5 (of 8) my leaf - lxxv ends - lxxvi in HEHL copy this woodcut is not colored unlike most. before Dye legend van sent hylarius " " " " ponciaeu after Dye legend " " felix in pincis " " " " Anthonius abt yn de monninck.
colophon "hyer eynder dat eijrste deyl des duyd schen passionails"
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(Pierre Bersuire Bercheure) Petrus Berchorius (c. 1290-1362) Liber Bibliae moralis Ulm: Johann Zainer, April 9, 1474 f^0 See #310 #343 #294 #106 #181 Ref: Goff B-336 H 2794 Pell 2056 IGI 1487 Pr 2502 BMC II 522 GW 3862 Copy: HEHL, NYPL, LC, PML, W Art GL Kongelige Bibliotek.
266 leaves (ann.). 2 col. 2a: 50 lines + headline, 290(299)x190 mm Type: 116b. Capitals (1b, 3a) Border (6a) on Ia. 2 pinholes. The headings give the names of the books. Set up in 3 sections, comprising quires a-i, k-r, and s-D respectively. - Zainer's large 2 sided woodcut border with scolling flowers + foliage, at top the figure of a kneeling jester among the vines. Woodcut capitals in 2 different styles, the larger 10 line set featuring elaborate rope work designs, the smaller 3 line set lombard outlines
First ed. of this extensive moralized commentary on the Old + New Testaments printed a scant 15 months after Zainer had established himself as Ulm's first printer. In the present work, the colophon expresses thanks to the clemency of the Lord that the book has been completed by "the art of printing (not by the pen) from letters cast in lead." Reductorii Moralis Liber X Secundum Regum (Liber 1-34) Cap. 1-20 (4-6 3-5)