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In hymnum Ave Maris Stella meditationes, 1589

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Record ID cp012232
Voet reference number 1050
Museum Plantin-Moretus
Author Franciscus COSTERUS (DE COSTER)
Title page transcription IN HYMNVM ‖ AVE MARIS ‖ STELLA, ‖ MEDITATIONES, ‖ Auctore ‖ R.P. FRANCISCO COSTERO, ‖ Doctore Theologo Societatis IESV. ‖ V. ‖ ANTVERPIÆ, ‖ Ex officina Christophori Plantini, ‖ Architypographi Regij. ‖ M.D.LXXXIX.
Collation 16mo [93]: A-M⁸; pages 1-188, [189-192]
Fingerprint 158916 - # b1 A2 pestife : # b2 M5 ,$pro
Number of sheets
Pages [1]: Title [2]: Blank 3-5: Beatae Virgini Dei Matri (italic type, marginals in roman type) 6-188: Text (parts in italic type, marginals in roman type, roman type capitals and italic type) [189]: approbation (Antwerp, 24 November 1588, signed by Silvester Pardo) [190]: Privilege (Brussels, 15 December 1588, s. I. de Witte) [191-192]: Blank
Edition information
Illustrations 1) V. on title-page: woodcut, 36 × 52, representing the Blessed Virgin with the Child, with at each side a kneeling man, surrounded by typographically printed texts: see no. cp010720
Copies Museum Plantin-Moretus- A 1129- A 916Allard PiersonRuusbroec Institute LibraryKBR Royal Library of BelgiumCambridgeJagiellonian Library - Cracow (Poland)University and State Library Darmstadt - Darmstadt (Germany, BRD)Royal Library of San Lorenzo de El EscorialUniversity Library FreiburgGöttingen State and University LibraryPhilipps Universität Library - Marburg (Germany, BRD)Bayerische StaatsbibliothekBNU National University Library Strasbourg - Strasbourg (France, dép. Bas-Rhin)Vatican Apolstolic LibraryUniversity Library Wroclaw- Breslau
Bibliographical references Ruelens-de Backer, page 319 (1589, no. 12) Backer-Sommervogel [S.J.], 2, column 1521 Bib. catholica Neerlandica impressa, no. 4031 Bib. Belgica (1964–1970 éd.), I, pages 884-885.Cockx-Indestege, E. Belgica typographica 5512 Backer-Sommervogel [S.J.] II, 1521, nr. 7
Online bibliographical references STCV c:stcv:12919924
Note 1 Meditations on the hymn Ave Maris Stella. First edition.
Note 2 On 14 September 1588 Plantin announces to Costerus that he received the manuscript and will hand it over to Pardo (an Antwerp priest and librorum censor) for the approbatio (Corr., VIII-IX, no. 1404; cf. also letter of 14 September - October 1588 to Costerus: Ibidem, no. 1406). In his letter of 7-18 January 1589 Plantin could tell that he had received the privilege for the work from Brussels and will start printing it (Ibidem, no. 1429).
Note 3 Plantin in a letter of 22 April 1588 (Ibidem, no. 1404) explains that he will have made seven illustrations 'pro Hymno Ave Stella', but this project does not seem to have materialized: no illustrated versions of the work are known.
Note 4 Plantin had also plans for a Dutch and a French translation. The Dutch translation was made by Godevaert van den Berghe, curate at Oosterweel, but remained in manuscript (this manuscript in Museum Plantin-Moretus-Museum; cf. also BB, I, page 885). The French translation seems to have been entrusted to a certain Cornille de Rosenburg, residing at Brussels, and must at the time of Plantin's death have been ready (cf. the letter of Jan Moretus to Rosenburg, 15-23 June 1589: Corr., VIII-IX, no. 1474), but this translation too was not published.
Note 5 Listed in M 296, folio 11v ([Meditationes] In Ave Maris Stella, 89, 16⁰, f[euilles] 7; [price:] stuivers 2), and Ms. 321.
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