AMBROSIUS, Saint. Opera, vol. one (of 3), with an Anglo-Norman fragment, [1492]
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AMBROSIUS, Saint. Opera, vol. one (of 3), with an Anglo-Norman fragment, [1492]
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Lot Details
AMBROSIUS, Saint. Opera, vol. one (of 3), with an Anglo-Norman fragment, [1492]
AMBROSIUS, Saint
Opera, vol. one (of 3), 261 (of 268) leaves, 51 lines and headline, rubricated in red, lacking a1 and h1-6, first 2 leaves browned and frayed with slight loss of text, occasional early ink marginalia, with a fragment of an Anglo-Norman manuscript by Walter of Bibblesworth tipped in at front, later calf [BMC III, 753; Goff A-551; HC 896], folio, [Basel, Johann Amerbach, 1492]

Footnotes

  • The manuscript fragment in Anglo-Norman is part of Walter of Bibbesworth's rhymed Tretiz pur aprise de langage, written in the second half of the thirteenth century. The text of the our fragment corresponds to lines 672-675, 681-690, 693-698 and 756-776 of the Anne Owen edition published in Paris in 1929, but with significant variants.
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