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Missal, Use of Eichstätt. Missale S[ecundu]m Choru[m] et Ritu[m] Eysteten[sis] Ecclesie.

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3269B
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154
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Books & Manuscripts - 3269B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 23, 2019 11:00AM

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Missal, Use of Eichstätt. Missale S[ecundu]m Choru[m] et Ritu[m] Eysteten[sis] Ecclesie. [Nuremberg: Hieronymus Hoeltzel, 1517 [and 1556]. Folio, xylographical title, illustrated with an extended series of fine historiated woodcut initials by Hans Springinklee, printed in gothic type throughout, with printed music in red and black; with extra leaves printed on parchment in 1556 inserted, containing the Canon of the Mass and illustrated with three full-page woodcuts on parchment, two after Albrecht Durer and one woodcut of the arms of the city of Eichstätt, this section introduced by a letter from Eberhard II von Hirnheim, Bishop of Eichstätt (1494-1560), stating that many parishes have found themselves lacking service books because of war, as a result, the Bishop procured old copies of the 1517 Missal and had it reissued with supplementary leaves for distribution; two leaves supplied in modern very good calligraphic facsimile: M3, and one leaf of the Canon text section; bound in full alum-tawed blind-stamped pigskin over wooden boards with corner pieces, catches and clasps, professional repairs to endcaps, later endleaves, evidence that the binding may have been chained (square portion of covering material trimmed out at top of back board), ex libris Bayer National Museum with de-accession stamps, bottom outer corner of leaf CLV (X1) torn away with loss of text on eight lines on both sides, 15 1/8 x 10 1/2 in.

a8, b4, A-S8, T6, U-X4, a-c8 (c8 blank & present), [six parchment leaves], Aa-Mm8, Nn10.
Estimate $6,000-8,000


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