MISSAL. USE OF CAMBRAI
[Missale secundum usum insignis ecclesie Cameracensis. Paris: Wolfgang Hopyl for Henri Estienne and Simon Vostre, 30 August 1503]
folio (337 x 216mm.), printed in red and black, woodcut illustrations, a1 within woodcut border, typeset music, contemporary French blind-stamped calf over wooden boards with small fleurs-de-lys and double-headed eagle stamps, some deckle edges, sheet of manuscript notes loose at front (in Falkner's hand?), lacking title-page, *8 (probably blank), s5-6 (canon missae), and aa7, a few marginal repairs (probably from index tabs), rebacked, lacking two pairs of clasps
A rare Cambrai missal.
BP16 100320; Weale-Bohatta 227 (both listing 3 copies, all incomplete)
John Meade Falkner (1858-1932), author and reader in palaeography, sale, Sotheby's, 14 December 1932, lot 310, £7-10s, Michelmore; William Foyle (1885-1963), Beeleigh Abbey, morocco booklabel; sale, Christie's, 11 July 2000, lot 233 (with another work)
Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.
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