Incipit officium beate Marie virginis secundum consuetudinem Romane curie.

Accession number: 
PML 461
Impressum Neapoli : per Mathiam Moravum, Anno a nativitate domini .M.cccc.xc. quinta die mensis Martii [5 March 1490].
[106] leaves : illustrations (woodcuts) ; 11 cm (16mo)
Credit Line: 
Purchased with the Bennett collection, 1902.

Title from caption, leaf [a]1r: Incipit officiu[m] beate Marie virginis s[e]c[un]d[u]m consuetudine[m] Romane curie.
Imprint from colophon, leaf m7v: Impressum Neapoli p[er] Mathiam Moravum. Anno a nativitate domini .M.cccc.xc. quinta die mensis Martii.
Printed in Moravus's type 13:66G.
Signatures: [1¹⁰; a]-m⁸: 106 leaves, leaf m8 blank.
Format unclear from vellum copy; recorded as 16mo.
Printed throughout in black and red.
5 woodcuts.
PML copy on vellum.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 10 x 7 cm.

16th-century Neapolitan gilt-tooled red morocco over thin wooden boards (11 x 7.5 cm), sewn on 2 supports. Plain vellum pastedowns and endleaves, renewed; plain endbands; gilt edges. 1 clasp, missing.
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Title in ISTC: Horae: ad usum Romanum (Rome)


Hand decoration: Contemporary Neapolitan illuminated floral borders and initials, including Tornamira armorial (leaf [a]1r) with other armorials added later; woodcuts painted. Annotations: No marginal notations in text.

Tornamira of Mallorca, armorial, 15th century (leaf [a]1r); Di Capua family, princes of Conca, armorial, 16th century (leaves [1]/10v and m1v); Naples, Theatins, SS. Apostoli, armorial (leaf f1v), likely donated by a descendent of the Di Capua family, the monastery was dissolved in 1810 and the library was absorbed by: Napes, Pubblica Bibliotheca della Croce, which was broken up around 1817; Guillaume Libri (1802-1869); his sale, Sotheby & Wilkinson, 1 Aug. 1859, lot 1858, for £13; Bertram Ashburnham, Earl of Ashburnham (1797-1878), with shelf mark: 6.F (front pastedown); his sale, Sotheby's, 25 June 1897, lot 2743, to Pickering & Chatto (for Bennett?) for £95.0.0; Richard Bennett (1849-1930), armorial bookplate (rear endleaf 1 recto); Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), purchased with the Bennett collection, 1902.