Cologne incunable Missal leaf, 1487


“Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.”


Recto:  Two columns of Latin text printed in red and black in a pointed gothic font on laid rag paper.  


Verso:  As Recto


Printer:  Hermann Baumgart, Cologne, Germany


Title:  Missale Coloniensis


Date:   1487


Content:  The text is a section of a reading from Luke recounting the events surrounding Jesus being brought before Pilate.  It  begins at Chapter 22:59  and continues on Verso to Chapter 23: 26.


The first few lines of Recto read: hic cum illo erat nam et Galilaeus est. Et ait Petrus homo nescio quod dicis et continuo adhuc illo loquente cantavit gallus.  Et conversus Dominus respexit Petrum et recordatus est Petrus verbi Domini sicut dixit quia priusquam gallus cantet ter me negabis.  Et egressus foras Petrus flevit amare.  (...this man was also with him: for he is also a Galilean.  And Peter said: Man, I know not what thou sayest. And immediately, as he was yet speaking, the cock crew. And the Lord turning looked on Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, as he had said: Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. And Peter going out, wept bitterly).


Condition:  This leaf is in good condition, sharply printed on quality paper.  There is some loss of the inner margin, edge tears and faint brown spotting. The leaf is unconditionally guaranteed genuine.


Size:  Size of leaf: approx. 350x235 mm. Printed area : approx.  250x155mm.  Please note that postage is invoiced separately.  Australia $22.50. Overseas: ask for quote.


Notes:  A Missal in the Roman Catholic Church is the book containing the prayers said by the priest at the altar as well as all that is officially read or sung in celebrating the Mass over the course of the ecclesiastical year.


Item No:  PSA 099

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