Incipit officium beate Marie viriginis secu[n]du[m] [con]suetudine[m] romane curie.

Accession number: 
PML 460
Impressum Neapoli : impensis Cristanni Preller, Anno d[omi]ni M.cccc.lxxxvii. die xv. mensis Novembris [15 November 1487].
[130] leaves : illustrations (woodcuts) ; 13 cm
Credit Line: 
Purchased with the Bennett collection, 1902.

Title incipit caption, leaf a1r.
Imprint from colophon, leaf o10r: Finit officiu[m] beate viriginis cum omnibus fuis requisitis. Impressum Neapoli impensis Cristanni preller. Anno d[omi]ni M.cccc.lxxxvii. Die xv. Mensis novembris.
Printed in Preller's type 2:104G.
Signatures: [1-2⁸]; a-n⁸ o¹⁰: 130 leaves, leaf [1]/1 blank.
Paper format undetermined, all known copies on vellum.
Printed in black and red.
5 woodcuts with printed borders. Printed initials.
PML copy on vellum.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 12.2 x 9 cm.
PML copy missing 3 leaves: [2]/8 (woodcut of Annunciation), k3 (woodcut for Office of the Dead) and o1 (woodcut for Hours of the Cross).

18th-century (Spanish?) mottled sheepskin over paper boards (13 x 10 cm), sewn on 4 supports; repaired by Duprez Lahey. Marbled paper pastedowns and endleaves; red edges.
Variant Title: 

Checklist title: Officium beatae Mariae virginis


Hand decoration: Contemporary Neapolitan illumination of floral borders and historiated and foliate initials, a few gold initials, woodcuts colored. Annotations: No marginal notations in text. Contemporary date: "1489[?] agu. adi 9[?]" (leaf o10r). Contemporary manuscript prayers in a contemporary humanist hand, with a name scraped out and the initial C added (leaves o10v and 4 added leaves).

Unidentified armorial, abraded (leaf a1r); unidentified owner with initial C, added in place of name to manuscript prayers at end; Richard Bennett (1849-1930), armorial bookplate (front pastedown) and bibliographical notes: No. 10, 10/9/95 (front endleaf 1 verso); Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), purchased with the Bennett collection, 1902.