Duranti, Guillelmus: Rationale divinorum officiorum.
[Strassburg: Georg Husner, ca. 1479]
Fol. [110 2-68 710 88 9-3220.127.116.11 37-388 39-4410.8 45-468 4710]. , I-CCCLXXXV leaves.
ISTC id00420000; GW 9117; Goff D420; CIBN D-294; BSB-Ink D-339.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Bf71-a.4 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Provenance:||Conradus Huber(?), 16th century(?), of Konstanz(?): inscription (only partially visible under ultraviolet lamp) on 1/1r “Ex libris Conradi huber(?) Constant(?)”.
Henry Deane (1838-1894), Fellow of St. John’s College, Oxford: inscription on 1/1r “H. Deane Coll: Di: Jo: Bapt Oxon 1876”.
James Alexander Ure (1862-1932), M.B., C.M. (University of Glasgow, 1887): source unknown.
University of Glasgow: James Alexander Ure bequest, 1933.
|Binding:||Germany, 15th/16th-century blind-tooled calf (much worn) over bevelled wooden boards. The design of both covers consists of a centre panel surrounded by two frames formed from intersecting triple fillets; the centre panel is divided diagonally by double fillets into lozenges and triangles; both covers further decorated with separate stamps of a rose, a roundel containing a stag(?), a five-petalled daisy-like stamp, a ‘Maria’ scroll and two different lozenge-shaped stamps (containing a floral(?) motif); pigskin spine (added later) with manuscript spine title; two brass clasps attached to front board with pigskin, catch plates on rear board; green-edged leaves; offsetting of text on both boards from original manuscript parchment pastedown, now lost; parchment spine strengtheners visible; two strips from an unidentified incunable (printer’s waste?) pasted onto boards (originally under parchment pastedowns and now visible at outer edge of each board); vestiges of index tabs. Size: 313 x 212 mm.|
|Leaf size:||300 x 214 mm.|
|Annotations:||Frequent marginal annotations in a 15th/16th-century hand; frequent manicules; note in pencil by Ure tipped in at front regarding binding and erroneously attributing this edition to Anton Koberger, Nuremberg, 1481; price code in pencil ‘u/d/’ on 1/2v.|
|Decoration:||Eight-line initial ‘Q’ on 1/4r and six-line initial ‘P’ on 1/6r supplied in red and reserved white, the body of the initials infilled with pen-work decoration in red and brown; numerous other initials supplied in red or in red with reserved white (many with marginal pen-flourishing); manuscript guide-letters in brown ink frequently visible; paragraph marks, capital strokes supplied in red throughout.|