Beatus gregorius papa Lib[rum] beati Iob petente sancto Leandro spale[n]se episcopo exponit sicut in p[ro]logo moralium pate[n]ter videri potest.

Accession number: 
PML 16800
Gregory I, Pope, approximately 540-604.
Nuremberge: [Johann Sensenschmidt], .M°. cccc°. lxxi°. die vndecima mensis septembris [11 September 1471].
[406] leaves ; 42.5 cm (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan, 1910.

Title from incipit, leaf [1]/1v.
Imprint from colophon, leaf : Immensas omni pote[n]ti deo patri. et filio. et spiritui sancto. glorioseq[ue] genitrici v[ir]gini marie gratiaru[m] referimus actiones. qui hoc op[us] moraliu[m] beati gregorij pape in xxxv. libros distinctu[m]. imp[re]ssoria arte feliciter dedit nuremberge co[n]su[m]mari. Anno d[omi]ni .M°. cccc°. lxxi°. die vndecima mensis septembris. Da gloriam deo.
Printed in Sensenschmidt's types 1:114G and 2:98G.
Collation: [1-3¹⁰ 4¹² 5-10¹⁰ 11¹² 12-23¹⁰ 24-25⁸ 26-33¹⁰ 34¹² 35-37¹⁰ 38-39¹² 40¹⁰]: 406 leaves, leaf [39]/1 blank. Variant collation in tabula [39¹⁰ 40¹²], when the blank leaf is bound around final quire.
Paper format: Royal folio.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 41.5 x 29 cm.

Contemporary German blind-stamped pigskin over wooden boards (42.5 x 29 cm), sewn on 5 supports. Front pastedown is manuscript waste, 14th/15th-century list of expenses ("Summa expensarum"), in German; rear pastedown, removed but offset and spine reinforc
Variant Title: 

Expositio in Job


Hand decoration: Contemporary rubrication, red initials, rubrics, headlines (with graphite guides), paragraph marks, and capital strokes. Rubrics and initials with cadell flourishes, primary initials in red and green with extensive penwork and foliate decoration. Annotations: Contemporary and later marginal notations in first few quires only, including textual corrections, readers' marks, and marginal numbering. Inscription: "De patrocinio Mariae V.D. Ex Eva fit Ave, plane est conversio simplex. Quos Eva occidit, vinere facit Ave," 17th century (leaf [5]/6v). Unidentified inscription, abraded (leaf [1]/2r). Alpha-numeric manuscript quire signatures at bottom center margins.

Engelberg (Bavaria), Capuchins (Franciscans before 1630), inscription: "Fp: Capuchinorum Montis Angelorum," 17th century (leaf [1]/1r); James Elwin Millard (1823-1894), bookplate (front pastedown), his sale, Sotheby's, 25 Nov. 1890; William Morris (1834-1896), Kelmscott House, Hammersmith, booklabel (front pastedown) and inscription, 1890 (leaf [1]/1r); Richard Bennett (1849-1930), purchased Morris's library in August 1896 and then sold off the duplicates, Sotheby's, 5 Dec. 1898, lot 566; Robert Proctor (1868-1930), armorial bookplate with motto: Macte virtute esto (front pastedown); Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), purchased from Bernard Quaritch, June 1910.