Sermones ad heremitas, et al.
Analysis of Content
[A1v] [Table of contents.]
[A3r] Augustinus [pseudo-]: Sermones ad fratres in heremo. PL XL 1235-1358. See CPPM 1127.
P7v Augustinus [pseudo-]: Sermo de sancta Monica matre sancti Augustini. Incipit: ‘Monica mater sancti Augustini . . .’
Q1v Calixtus: Sermo de conversione sancti Augustini. Incipit: ‘Magnus ille doctor et egregius Augustinus . . .’
Q2r Sigibertus: In epistola ad Macedonium de beato Augustino. Incipit: ‘Tempore Theodosii senioris Augustinus . . .’
Q4r Bonifacius VIII, Pont. Max.: [Prayer.] Incipit: ‘[D]eus qui pro redemptione mundi voluisti nasci . . .’
Imprint: Venice: Vincentius Benalius, 26 Jan. 1492/3. 8°.
Collation: [A] B–P8 Q4.
Remarks: BMC and GW collate [E]. Leaf B2 is signed B, E3 E, and P2 P.
Illustrations: Woodcut of Augustine baptized and enthroned as bishop, and signed ‘F', on [A2v]. BMC V 525 notes that the woodcut is derived from the Italian ‘Legenda Aurea', printed by de Bonellis, 10 Dec. 1492.
GW: GW 3005;
Hain: HC *2004;
Goff: Goff A‑1317;
BMC: BMC V 525;
Proctor: Pr 5375;
Others: BSB‑Ink A‑923; Essling 695; Sander 686; Sheppard 4500.
Copy number: A-596(1)
Binding: Parchment; marbled pastedowns. Name of author, title, and imprint written on spine in black ink.
Size: 154 × 102 × 25 mm.
Size of leaf: 150 × 100 mm.
On [A3r] a twelve-line initial ‘F' is supplied in purple, on a gold ground with foliate decoration in blue and green. Foliate extensions into the gutter in blue and green, with white tracery. In lower margin, a border of gold tracery, with floral decoration in blue, green, and purple, in the centre of which an eight-sided star, edged in gold and containing, on a green ground, the following coat of arms: azure, on a mount gules, a cross argent, supported by two bulls horned or. In the upper margin, the title is surrounded by a border in dark and light blue. On [A2v] the woodcut is coloured in red, white, green, blue, pink, yellow, and gold, with the edge in gold, and, below, a floral border of gold tracery, with flowers in blue, green, and purple, and green and blue foliage; above the woodcut, a scroll in blue, with ‘Sanc. Augustinus' in yellow epigraphic initials written along it. Lombard initials and paragraph marks supplied in red or blue. Decorated in Ferrara: see Pächt and Alexander II, 113, no. pr. 122. Capitals touched with yellow wash.
Provenance: Brescia, Augustinian Hermits, S. Barnabas; inscription on [A1r]: ‘Bibliothece S. Barnabae Brixiae'. Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex (1773-1843); book-plate with handwritten shelfmark ‘AA.i.1': see Lee, Royal Bookplates, 40-1, no. 23; sale, pt I, lot 3139. Purchased for £0. 3. 0; see Books Purchased (1844), 3.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 7Q 5.17.
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