Manipulus curatorum.

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PML 22817
Guido, de Monte Rocherii, 14th century.
Exaratus Rothomagi : impressusque per Johannem Le Bourgois [for Pierre Regnault], Anno d[omi]ni .M.CCCC.nonagesimoseptimo. die vero .xix. Aprilis [19 April 1497]
[2], iii.-Cxxxix., [3] leaves ; 14 cm (8vo)
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Purchased in 1925.

Title from half-title page, leaf [a]1r, with Regnault's device.
Imprint from colophon, leaf s6v: Celeberrimi viri d[omi]ni Guidonis de monte rocherii liber qui Manipulus curato[rum] i[n]scribitur una cu[m] tabula eiusde[m] finit feliciter. Exaratus Rothomagi impressusq[ue] p[er] Joha[n]nem le bourgois eade[m] i[n] urbe co[m]morante[m]. Anno d[omi]ni .M.CCCC.nonagesimoseptimo. die vero .xix. Aprilis.
Printed in Le Bourgeois's types 2:61G and 4:115G.
Signatures: [a]-r⁸ s⁶: 142 leaves.
Paper format: Chancery octavo.
Woodcut border to text, leaf a2r.
GW describes variants.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 13.5 x 9.2 cm.
PML copy missing 1 leaf: f8 (leaf xlviii).

Contemporary French panel-stamped calf over wooden boards (14.5 x 10 cm), sewn on 3 supports; panels of Crucifixion and Pentecost signed Lecamus Guerin. Plain paper endleaves. 1 clasp; strap renewed.

Hand decoration: Rubrication unrealized. Annotations: Sporadic contemporary marginal notations in text (probabaly by Savoure). Contemporary Roman numeral inscription: "xxvii [???]," perhaps date or price (top turn-in of inside front cover). Additional 16th-century inscriptions (by Cobbys?) in Latin and English: "Et iustus quidem vix savabitur impius et peccator uri parebut" (a version of 1 Peter 4:18), including the English translation, "And yf the ryghteous shall sca[r]ce be savyd where shall the wycked & synner appere." Moderate wormholes throughout text and margins, into binding.

Henri Savoure, inscription: "Pro me henrico Savoure," and inscriptions of the proverb "Gula plures occidit quam gladium" and Seneca, Epistola LXI (front endleaves 1-2 versos), about 1500/early-16th century (leaf [a]1r); Cobbys (or Tobbys), unidentified English signature, 16th century (leaf s6v); unidentified shelf mark(?): .4.X. (front endleaf 1 verso); Edward Hailstone (1818-1890), Walton Hall Library, gilt armorial bookplate (inside front cover), his sales, Sotheby's, 4 Feb. & 23 April 1891, lot 19 (not in Book Prices Current); E. Gordon Duff (1863-1924), his sale, Sotheby's, 17 March 1925, lot 117, to James Tregaskis for £78; Pierpont Morgan Library, purchased from Tregaskis, Aug. 1925.