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Bod-Inc: B-167

Bernardinus Senensis

Sermones de evangelio aeterno.


Analysis of Content

[*1r] [Title-page.]

[*2r] ‘Tabula totius operis'.

[*3v] ‘Tabula alphabetica'.

a2r Bernardinus Senensis: [Prologue.] Bernardinus, Opera omnia, III (Florence, 1956), 3-4.

a2r Bernardinus Senensis: Sermones de evangelio aeterno. [Also known as Sermones de caritate.] Bernardinus, Opera omnia, III, LII–LVI 4-459, IV (Florence, 1956), 5-606, V (Florence, 1956), 5-344. See Bernardinus, Operette volgari, ed. Pacetti, 15-27. Sermons in incunable edition begin with a ‘sermo proemialis', and are then numbered I–LXVI; in the modern critical edition, the ‘sermo proemialis' is numbered I, with the last sermon as LXV.


Imprint: [Basel: Johann Amerbach, c.1489]. Folio.

Remarks: See Amerbachkorrespondenz, I 43, for the suggestion that the date of printing may not have been before 1491.


Collation: [*]8 [†]6 a–y8.6 z aa–ii8 ll–xx8.6 yy6 zz8.

Remarks: GW collates ‘<2 3 4 5>8 <1 2 3 4>6  . . .' BMC collates ‘<1-5>8 <11-44>6  . . .' Leaves in first two gatherings numbered, but not signed.


ISTC: ib00349000

GW: GW 3886;

Hain: H *2827;

Goff: Goff B‑349;


Proctor: Pr 7631;

Others: BSB‑Ink B‑300; Oates 2797; Bernardinus, Operette volgari, ed. Pacetti, 19; Sack, Freiburg, 553-5; Sheppard 2430.

LCN: 14002537


Copy number: B-167(1)

Wanting the blank leaves a1 and zz8.

Leaf [*1] rebacked.

Binding: Old parchment, the leaves edged in blue.

Size: 305 × 215 × 65 mm.

Size of leaf: 296 × 201 mm.

Marginal annotations, mostly in contemporary hands in black ink. On [*1r] in a contemporary hand, in black ink, notes for use by priests, including questions for those to be baptized. In lower margin of vv1r a report of the finding of Christ's tunic at Trier in 1513: ‘O Bernardine diue, Iam de anno domini m ccccc xiii | adinuenta est, deo volente, tunica illa inconsutil[is] Christi | vera, Treueris que est vetustissima ciuitas'; this is listed in an inventory of the relics preserved at Trier, which was printed perhaps at Augsburg in c.1515 (the Bodleian copy is pasted on to the inside of the upper cover of Auct. 6Q inf. 2.3, Vincentius Bellovacensis, Speculum historiale. [Augsburg: Monastery of SS. Ulrich and Afra], 1474 (V‑134)); according to this inventory, the tunic was brought back to Trier from the Holy Land by S. Helena (c.255–c.330); relocated by Archbishop Johann I of Trier (1190-1212, Gams 318) in 1196; the inventory dates the rediscovery of the tunic to 1512, during the archiepiscopate of Richard von Greiffenklau (1511-31, Gams 318); on the tunic and its history see J. Gildemeister and H. von Sybel, Der heilige Rock zu Trier und die zwanzig andern heiligen ungenähten Röcke (Düsseldorf, 1845). In lower margin of xx6r: ‘Prima[m] parte[m] artic[uli] iam habui 1729', of yy4r: ‘hunc ar[ticulum] i[am] habui 1730', and of ss3r: ‘Arti[culum] i[am] habui 1731'. Note marks and underlining in black ink.

Partial rubrication on a6v –a7r-v only: three-line initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red; capital strokes and underlining in red. One four-line initial ‘T' is supplied in black ink on hh1r.

Provenance: Godfridus Cor[ ] (fl. 1561); inscription on [*1r] partially cancelled. Old shelfmark inside the upper cover: ‘Na.10.W.*'. Book-plate removed. the shelfmark implies a date of acquisition c.1885; probably the copy bought from Joseph Baer & Co., Catalogue 143, no. 590, for Marks 8; see Library Bills, 17 May 1884.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 3Q 5.21.

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