Lot 12
  • 12

Breviary, use of Brussels

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  • Breviarii ad usum insignis eccl[es]ie collegiate dive Gudile oppidi Bruxcellen[sis]... Pars aestivalis (-hyemalis) [edited by Jodocus Badius]. (Paris: Didier Maheu, 30 October 1516)
  • Paper
2 parts in one volume, 4to (150 x 102mm.), printed in red and black, woodcut of St Gudila on title-page, woodcut of the Crucifixion for the Canon of the Mass, modern calf, a few pencil notes by Mendham, lacking +2_7 (calendar) and [red]D1, small wormhole in first few leaves (affecting woodcut on title-page)


early inscription on title-page (cropped); The Law Society


Bohatta 2048; Mendham R364; Moreau 1280; Renouard, Badius Ascensius III, 396

Catalogue Note

This is the only breviary for Brussels that is listed by Bohatta. It does not contain all quires as listed by Bohatta, as some of the sections for summer and winter would duplicate each other. The collation of this copy is as follows:

+8 a-d8 e4; aa-nn8 oo4; red A-G8 red H6; red D8 (end of pars aestivalis); red aa8 red bb6; A-B8 C6; AA-HH8 (colophon); A-L8 M10. Bohatta specifies that there should be A-B8 C6 and red A-D8 for each part, but they only occur once in this volume.

St Gudule is one of the patron saints of Brussels. At this time, Brussels was part of the archdiocese of Cambrai.