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In our Catalogue this is Booknumber V68774

Author Paulus Diaconus [Paul, the Deacon, ca. 720-799?]
Title HOMILIAE SIVE CONCIONES PRAESTANTISSIMORUM Ecclesiae Catholicae Doctorum, Primum ab Alcuino Levita iussu Imp. CAROLI MAGNI in hunc redactae ..
PlacePub Koln Germany
Publisher Maternus Cholinum
Date 1557
Illustrations Small woodcuts (40 with a few repeats mostly of biblical scenes) + a few historiated initials.
Description Folio flexible vellum with stubs of ties (some wrinkles /paper spine label & large old shelfmark B) Titlepage +[25pp]=dedication, indices, to reader & errata. +[1p]blank +5-704pp As listed on a4 the book collates !6 #4 a6 b4 c-z6 +A-Z6 +Aa-Mm6 +Nn7 (lacks Nn8=the final blank) Title has stamp of the library of P.P.Capuci & early "sum ex libris Leodegarj a Meggen Can. Beron." Another "Capucinorum in Sursee" also "loci Capu. in Schyfen". Three small pin sized worm holes to TP soon diminishing to one and then none after the first few pages of text. There are two corners torn away without loss, 4 marginal tears (only one into text and that without loss). And p 634 has a marginal paper fault, again not affecting text.Page 479/480 is bound before 477/478. There are a few gatherings that are browner and a few creases. A few ink splatters to about 6 pages, and the lower edge has some faint damp marking, mainly marginal, but the overall condition is very good with a tight text block and clean pages. *This collection was made by order of Charles the Great and until the present is still the basis of breviary readings. Although assigned to Paul the Deacon it has also been ascribed to Alcuin by Adams but as a suppositious work (cf.H-819).
Booknumber V68774
Price Price: GBP 420.00 or USD 588.00
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