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Farfel Notebook 01: Leaves 001-064
41 Basel May 76 10 S.F. = $4 Johann Coler - d. 1566-1639 (Parchiem) Deconomia ruralis et domestica. Franckfurt am Mayn: In verlegung J.B. Schonwetters set. Wittib / und J.A. Cholin, 1672. pp. 99, 100 Vom Weinmonst cut "Krauter" tij
Ref: Nat. U. Cat. Vol. 115 Copy: J. Crerai Lib., Chicago Univ.
4 p. l., 128; 12-732 (35). 358 (10) 59 (3) p. illus. 33.5 cm.
J. Caler - born end og 16th C (1566) in Silesia - writer on agriculture
1) Calendarium perpetuum et Sex libri oeconomici. 1592, 4o copy:Bancraft 2) Oeconomia ruralis et domestica. Wittenburg: 1591-1601 -> 6 parts - issued in German as "Haus halt ungsbuch" in 1672 + 1711 - the most popular work of its time. - The 1st extensive book on home economics that became popular.
Grasse II p 213 Colerus, j. Oeconomia ruralis Francf. a M 1692 2 tom en with vol. in fol. Av. fig.
Mainz 1645 fr; 1656 f0; 1665 f0 known as "Eur fortnahrender Kalendar auch schr nothuendige u. gantz nutzliche Haussbucher." Wittenb. 1627. (1186 pp); 1600, 1620, 1640 Frankf. Geisberg - Plate #33 - Das Heldenbuch, Frankfurt, 1560.
Gunst Z 240.9 S65 f
42 Antiquarian Book Sellers Center, NYC Oct '76 $17.50
Manuscript French Bible leaf 1300-20 A.D. (O.T. Ezekiel 13,12-16,7) 9x13" 1983 - Similar leaf Maggs 125L or $188 - fine vellum - 40 lines to a page - in fine gothic hand in red + black ink with red + blue columar penwork, rubricated initials
picture bibles bibliae pauperum bible moralisee Gothic Age 1250-1500
Vernacular Scriptures in France Cambridge History of the Bible Vol. 2 BXIII - bible de XIIIa siecle (with 1280-1300) BH - Bible historiale, the original works fo Guyart des Moulins (1291-5) BHC - Bible historiale completie, a compilation of existence by 1317, in See #85 which BH is followed by the 2nd vol. of BXIII.
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Office of Terce (9AM) the 3th of the Hours of the Virgin 15th Century Manuscript leaf - Book of Hours - French 6 1/4 x 4 1/2" Vellum - brown ink in a gothic hand 14 lines to a page - burnished gold initials - with rubricated initials in blue + red penwork and bar endings in red, blue + gold.
The Book of Hours was a new kind of prayer book which emerged in the 1st half of the 14th C. Usually written in the vernacular rather than Latin, it begins with a calendar. Elsewhere in the book there are miniatures of such standard subjects as the Passion, the childhood of Christ + the life of King David. Marginal ornament plays an important part, whether in the form of tendrils + foliage or of a solid frame decorated with animals, flowers + precious stones.
Psalm 102 See appendix Domine exauldi orationem meam et clamor meus ad te viniat non avertas faciem tuam a me in quacum que die tribulor
One of the Penitential Psalms, this is a prayer for someone in afliction 101 in the Vulgate numeration 6, 31, 37, 50, 101, 129, 142
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Roman calendar - Sextilis (subsequently named August for Augustus.
-Manuscript 15th Century - Book of Hours - French (Northern) Calendar leaf - August - 4 5/8 x 6 1/2" - 16 lines to a page - red + brown ink - burnished gold initials (Northwestern France -Breton)
Earliest separate English Hour Book - mid 13 C. The calendar of saints' days is an important part of the Book of Hours, + the inclusion of local saints is often of great help in ascertaining a manuscript's place of origin. Calendars were decorated with the signs of the Zodiac or with series of pictures of the 12 months.
In the usual sequence of a Book of Hours, the cucle of hours paper followed the extracts from the Gospel + the 2 prayers to the Virgin. Eight hours of the day supplemented the regular offices of the church: matina,) auds, prime, Terce sext, nones, vespers + cmpline.
(Calends - Nones - Ides) KL - Kalendae, the 1st day of the month - The cursus (organization of euchological services) of the secular clergy too varied from place to place. Their original devotions of Sunday vigils + daily lands + vespers were strongly influenced by the monastic movement. Feasts of saints were celebrated with a proper night office (matin + lands) chanted before that of the day. THis two fold night office is the origin of the grading of doubles, ie solemnities with originally a double Office. Such 'vigils' of the saints with 3 or 9 Psalms + lessons persisted throughout the middle ages for feasts of local + patron saints.
The Psalter was eventually ousted by The Book of Hours
-Illuminated Book of Hours occur before the end of the 13th C + by the end of the 14th they had become extremley popular
- "ivy leaf" pattern which came into vogue early in the 14th C - when it gave way to a much less tasteful style of border with backgrounds partly or wholly gilt instead of the plain Vellum.
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Publius Vergilius Maro - (70 - 19 BC) (Virgil) - Opera (Aeneid - Eclogues - Georgies) Lyons: 2 pt. In officina I. Crespini fol. 1529 1982 $4,500 The Georgies - Book Fourth (CCXLI) Latin the 4 books total 2188 lines - poem on farming 1) planting, sowing + weather signs 2) trees + vines, especially the grape + the olive 3) farm animals 4) bee keeping
S.T.C. French - Com. Servius Honoratus, Donatus + others. [inserted] (31.5) Copy: Yale Harvard Columbia [end inserted] Cup. 652. cc. 9; 11375. k. 11 (inf. f.) 2 ordered. with these blocks
The Strassburg Virgil of 1502 - the woodcuts of this edition are by the artist known as "The Master of Gruninger's Workshop," + they are recognized as his best work. The Virgil edited by Sebastian Brant is the finest book of the 3 classical edition of Gruninger.
A hundred separate editions of the whole or part of the Virgilian corpus were printed before the end of the 15th C. The first is an early work of Swayheym + Panorartz . Later editions were often accompanied by the 4 th C. commentary of Servius, an invaluable source of information. Perhaps the most important of all editions was that produced by Aldus, 1501 - Venice: the first pocket book to be printed.
R. Mortimer #538 Vergilius - Opera Virgiliana (Ed. J. Badius Ascensius) - 308 leaves - f-0 2 pts in I vol. Lyon, J. Crespin, 1529.
The woodcuts are the same Strasbourg blocks used in Jacques Sacon's 1517 Lyons edition (#537) - 207 woodcuts
-these are the blocks designed for Johann Gruninger's Strasbourg Vergil edited by S. Brant + printed in 1502.
-Crible initals in 3 sizes. Text in roman letter in a single column, set within 2 column commentary in small roman, small roman marginalia. The commentary is substantially that of the 1517 edition, with the
"Castigationes + varietates Virgilianae lectionis" of Giovanni Pierio Valeriano Bolzani added 12x8 1/4" over 200 woodcuts Brunet. V. 1282; Brudrier vol. 12 p. 345 noted under 1517 edition.
A.W. Pollard (Fine Books p. 112) writes "Gruninger's full strength was reserved for the Virgil - which was superintended by Brant, + is crowded with wonderful pictures, in which on the very eve of the Renaissance Virgil is thoroughly medievalized." The blocks must have passed from Gruninger to Sacon at Lyons shortly after the Strasbourg printing of the 1515 edition of Thomas Murner's German translation of the Aeneid. The same set of blocks, with some omissions, appears again at Lyons in Jean Crespin's edition of 1529.
R. Mortimer #66 Bible, Textus Biblia. f0 Lyons, J. Crespin, 1529.
Candles for the monastic church were probably made from pure beeswax in the Middle Ages, + honey was extensively used to sweeten the diet before the import of sugar began in the 15th C.
Z239 Sn8 B82 Typographical Collection The Virgil (1502) - embellished with 214 woodcuts conceived + executed Under S. Brant's immediate supervision. The Georgies contain 39 pictures -3rd book -13 4th " - 7
"A farmer's handbook" is what Gerogies - "tillage of the land" means - 4 books containing 2, 184 lines in all. The 4th book starts with hives, apologizes for the omission of truck gardens, + proceeds to discuss the nature + discosu of bees. In connection with rearing bus from the carcasses of cattle the epyllion on the story of Aristacus is included to close the book.
"It is practical husbandry done in lovely verse, on achievement which would off-hand appear impossible, + has certainly never been repeated since."
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John Mink (Mync) (fl. 1403? to 1420) #688 3) Rosenwald Collection - cciiii (le CXCVi) leaves, illust. 20 cm. Liber festivalis - Quatuor sermones (The festyuall) May 11, 1508 - Wynkyn de Worde - London - S.T.C. 17971 2 pts. 4 9 - copies 1 Yale Univ., 2 Emmanuel College, Cambridge 1515, 1519, 1528, 1532.
- a religious manual - an English [inserted] Library of Congress #1212 [end inserted homily collection lxix De Sancto Stephano Wynkyn de Worde (1493-1535) copy: Yale, Emmanuel College Cambridge. - a native Worth in Alsace - published 6 books at the Red Pale before 1494.
The Book of Courtesy The Life of St. Katherine The Treatise of Love Golden Legend - See #161 The Chastising of God's Children Liber Festivalis
before 1500 De Worde 100 / (800 altogether) Pynson 88 / (400 ") Notary 8 / (48 ") Caxton 100
other religious manuals (printed by De Worde) W. Lyndewood - Provinciale - 1496, 99 C. Maydeston - Directorium sacerdotum
Speculum XI (1036) ed. T. Erbe See "Early English Text Society / Extra Series 96"
John Mirk was Prior of the Abbey of Augustinian Canons at Lilleshall in Shropshire in the early 15th C. His Festival is a collection of anecdotal sermons for parish priests arranged according to the feast days of the Church's year 1st edition - Caxton - 30 June 1483 Type 4*
The Festival begins with a preface in which the writer speaks of himself as one who has charge of souls + must teach his parishioners about the principal feasts, information which he has partly drawn from the Legenda Aurea. Each Sermon begins with moral reflection + ends with a 'nanacio' anecdote the source of which is often named. No common origin has yet been assigned to the numerous manuscripts of the Liber Festialis. The printed editions of Caxtons + de Worde have Mirk's preface but are arranged like * [inserted] *the Harl. MSS with various omissions. Mirk also wrote the "ManualeSacerdotum." [end inserted]
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Thomos. Gascoigne? (1403-1458) Chancellor at Oxford 1981 Sale 3000L Mymour of Our Lady fol. Black Letter Copy John Rylands Library 1530 - London - Richard Faques (Fawkes) S.T.C. 17542 - Black Letter - lxxxxvi
Mary, the Blessed Virgin. Here after folowith the Boke Cally d the Mymoure of Oure Lady very necessary for al relggous persones.
Bishop lists only 4 copies in America some of which are imperfect Richard Faques - printer (1509-1530) first printed new publication - a news book - 12 pages - 1 woodcut on front page 7 1/2x5" - summary of the contents: "Hereafter ensue the true encomnter or battle lately done between England + Scotland in wich the Scottish King was slain.'
- The battle of Flodden, fought on Sept. 9, 1513.
(1504-9) William Faques - his business passed to Richard Faques, who was doubtless a relation, + who is found at the sign of the Maiden's Head in St. Paul's Churchyard in 1509. In that year he printed Guielmus de Salicets's Salus corporis, salus amime. 1521 - moved to the ABC in St. Paul's Churchyard last dated book - Mymour of Our Lady - a devotional, issued at the expense of the Lady Abbess of Syon Monestery* [inserted] * a religious commientary new Isleworth on the Thames [end inserted] + dated 1530. A portion of this book only, the 3rd part, relating to masses is in the Brit. Museum. It was printed in black letter (114mm) with large double pica for the opening works of cash sections, + roman Type for quotations. A copy of the complete work is in the John Rylands Library + contains many curious woodcuts + initial letters. printed 1509 30 R. Faques - device - a shield hanging from a large arrow struck upright in the ground. This shield has as supporters 2 unicorns.
- believed to have died in 1538 - widow - Amelyne - Fax - 1511 (Faques) - 1521 (Fakes) - 1523 (Fawkes) - 1530 (Fawkes). - only 5 dated books with his name; there are about 20 undated
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Thomas Martin (d. 1584) A Traictise Declaryng that the Pretensed Marriage of Priestes in no Marriage .... 4o. London. May - 1554 Robert Caly. S.T.C. 17517 Copy Folger, Univ. of Chicago HEHL p. The X. chapter Robert Caly (1551 3-1558.)
.... Here with is compromised a full confutation of STC #20176
John Poynet, Bp. A defence for mariage of priestes, by Scripture a. anciente writers 8o R. Wolff, 1549. Thomas Martin - Chancellor of the diocese of Winchester, 1555.
Aided by Nicholas Udall, Martin furnished the work late in 1553. It was dedicated to Queen Mary + published in 1554. Queen Mary took such favorable notice of the book that she saw to Martin's advancement in her government. The 1st and only edition.
Robert Caly - commenced business in 1553. He was a strong Catholic. The accession of Elizabeth + consequent charge of religion, caused the cessation of his press in 1558.
HEHL 62494 Chapter X - 11 leaves total of 14 chapters.