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Biel, Gabriel

Sermones (ed. Wendelinus Steinbach).


Analysis of Content

Part I.

[*1v] ‘Numerus sermonum cuiuslibet festiuitatis Christi'.

[*2r] ‘Tabula huius operis'.

a1r Biel, Gabriel: Sermones de festiuitatibus Christi [1-23]. Edited by Wendelinus Steinbach. Incipit: ‘  “[C]um esset desponsata mater Jesu Maria Joseph . . .” [Mt I,18] A. Proximus est dies ille Domini magnus et gaudiosus . . .’ See VL I 855.

l1r [Biel, Gabriel]: ‘Monotesseron'. Incipit:`Textus dominice passionis ex omnibus quattuor euangelistis collectus . . .’

m1r [Biel, Gabriel]: ‘Fasciculus mirre'. Incipit: ‘  “[V]erba sunt ecclesie” Cant. i. [Ct 1,13]. Universa amara quae sponsus suus . . .’ The commentary on the story of the Passion is numbered as Sermo 24.

n4r [Biel, Gabriel]: ‘Magnitudinis passionis Christi ostensio'. Incipit: ‘Passio domini inter omnes vite huius passiones fuit maxima . . .’ Text begins in column one, last line but eight.

o1r Biel, Gabriel: Sermones de festiuitatibus Christi [25-53]. Edited by Wendelinus Steinbach. Incipit: ‘  “[S]urrexit. Non est hic” Marc. vlti. [Mc 16,6] A. Desiderata ac diu optata adest nobis solennissima festiuitas . . .’ See VL I 855.

z4r ‘Indulgentie a summis pontificibus concesse pro festo corporis Cristi'. The computation of the number of days of indulgence granted to those who take part in the celebration of Corpus Christi is inserted before Sermo 46 on Corpus Christi.

Part II.

[**1v] ‘Numerus sermonum de festiuitatibus virginis gloriose'.

[**2r] ‘Tabula presentis operis'.

A1r Biel, Gabriel: Sermones de festivitatibus gloriosae virginis Mariae. Edited by Wendelinus Steinbach. Incipit: ‘  “[N]ecdum erant abyssi et ego iam concepta eram Prouer.8.” [Pr 8,24] Illuxit nobis, carissimi, hodie dies festiua . . .’ See VL I 855.

Part III.

aa2r Biel, Gabriel: Sermones de sanctis. Edited by Wendelinus Steinbach. Incipit: ‘  “[Q]ui non baiulat crucem suam” [Lc 14,27] . . . A. Agimus nunc solennem festiuitatem beatissimi Andree . . .’ See VL I 855.

Part IV.

[††2r] [Steinbach, Wendelinus: Preface.] Incipit: ‘Uisum fuit quibusdam valde conducere si sermonis prefati . . .’

[††3r] B[ebelius], H[enricus]: ‘Elegus’ dedicated to Wendelinus Steinbach. Incipit: ‘O Vendline, meis nunquam reticende camoenis'; 6 elegiac distichs.

[††3v] B[ebelius], H[inricus]: ‘De nobilitate et praestantia sermonum et declamationum Gabrielis Byel Theologorum monarche peones'. Incipit: ‘Grandia fundentes populo mysteria christi'; 17 elegiac distichs.

AA1r Biel, Gabriel: Sermones de tempore. Incipit: ‘  “[E]cce rex tuus venit tib[i] mansuetus” . . . Mat.21. [Mt 21,5] . . . A. Adest, carissimi, tempus sacratissimum omni deuotionis cultu . . .’ See VL I 855.

OOO1v Biel, Gabriel: ‘Contra pestilentiam sermo medicinalis'. Incipit: ‘  “Simile est regnum celorum homini regi qui voluit ponere rationem cum seruis suis” Matth. 18. [Mt 18,23] Solent homines huius seculi regum et principum officiati . . .’ See Klebs–Sudhoff no. 8.

PPP5r [Biel, Gabriel]: ‘Questio de fuga pestis'. Incipit: ‘Utrum regnante morbo epidimie liceat, prosit, et expediat suspectas loca et personas fugiendo vel repellendo declinare . . .’ See Klebs–Sudhoff no. 8.

QQQ2r [Biel, Gabriel]: ‘Defensorium obedientie apostolice'. Dedicated to Pius II, Pont. Max. G. Biel, Defensorium obedientiae apostolicae, ed. and trans. H. A. Oberman, D. E. Zerfuss and W. J. Courtenay (Cambridge, Mass., 1968).

SSS8r [Colophon.]

[|1r] [Table of contents.] ‘Registrum.’


Imprint: Tübingen: Johann Otmar, for Friedrich Meynberger, 1499-1500. 4o.

Remarks: In four parts dated: (I and III) [undated]; (II) 18 Nov. [14]99; (IV) 10 Mar. 1500.


Collation: Part I: [*] a–i8 k l6 m8 n4 o–z [et] [con]8 t̄ s̄6; part II: [**]6 A–M8 N4 O8; part III: aa–qq l[†],8; part IV: [††]4 AA–DD8 EE8+1 FF–UU AAA8 BBB6 CCC GGG–SSS [|]8 [||]6

Remarks: Gatherings [*], [†], [|], and [||] are unsigned but numbered.


ISTC: ib00662000

GW: GW 4340;

Hain: H *3184 (I–III) + *3185 (IV);

Goff: Goff B‑662;


Proctor: Pr 3234;

Others: BSB‑Ink B‑515; Oates 1347; Rhodes 375; Sheppard 2276-7.

LCN: 13959711, 13959730, 13959746


Copy number: B-344(1)

Parts I and II only.

Binding: Contemporary German (Bamberg, Bavaria, Dominican Convent), blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards; central leather clasp with metal catch and hasp both inscribed ‘MARIA'. On both covers triple fillets form a double frame in which are stamps of a foliate staff and of a rosette; in the corners a framed circular stamp with the letters ‘p m', ascribed by Weale no. 668 to the Bamberg Dominicans; in the central panel two stamps make up a merrythought pattern, surrounded by eight small floral stamps. The title is inscribed in black ink on the upper cover.

Size: 220 × 160 × 70 mm.

Size of leaf: 212 × 156 mm.

With twelfth-century manuscript guard-strips.

Occasional notes in black ink, and on the rubricated leaves in red.

On [et]4r a four-line initial is supplied in red; some paragraph marks are supplied in red; red capital strokes and underlining in a few sections.

Provenance: Bamberg, Bavaria, Dominicans; stamp on binding and sixteenth-century ownership inscription on [*]1r: ‘Conuentus Bambergensis ord[inis] pred[icatoru]m'. Albert Ehrman (1890-1969); armorial book-plate; purchased in 1923 for £3. 15. 6; accession no. ‘533'. Presented in 1978 by John Ehrman.

SHELFMARK: Broxb. 29.15.

Copy number: B-344(2)

Parts II and III only, part III bound before part II. Impressions of bearer type visible on aa1r.

Binding: Contemporary German blind-tooled half pigskin over wooden boards; central clasp on both covers lost. Triple fillets form a rectangle, divided by triple fillets into triangular compartments; in the compartments on the upper cover a floral stamp and a tendril stamp; on the lower cover the tendril stamp and a scroll stamp with the inscription: ‘maria'.

Size: 223 × 150 × 70 mm.

Size of leaf: 212 × 141 mm.

Parchment pastedowns are fragments of a fourteenth-century(?) manuscript of the Missal, from the Canon of the Mass.

Provenance: Andreas Lehmann (sixteenth century); inscription on the title-page: ‘Ex libris fr[atr]is andree lehe[n]mann lectoris d[e] gamu[ndi]a'. Michael Schöffel (fl. 1614); inscription on the front pastedown: ‘Ex libris R. D. M. Michaelis Scjoeffelij, sacerdotis Gamu[n]diani, cui[us] sp[irit]us exultet in Deo salutari suo A° 1614 13 Aprilis D[omi]nica Misericordiæ migrauit hinc.’ Purchased from Joseph Baer & Co., Catalogue 143, no. 576, for 3 Marks; see Library Bills, 17 May 1884.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 7.80.

Copy number: B-344(3)

Part II and IV only, wanting the preliminary gathering of six leaves of part II; part IV bound first.

Binding: Nineteenth century calf (c.1825); gold-tooled spine; bound for the Bodleian Library; gold stamp of the Library on both covers.

Size: 215 × 155 × 60 mm.

Size of leaf: 210 × 139 mm.

Four- and six-line initials are supplied in red or black ink.

Occasional early notes and pointing hands in black ink.

Provenance: Franz von Dietrichstein, Prince-Bishop of Olomouc (Olmütz), later Cardinal (1570-1636); his printed slip: ‘Ex bibliotheca cardinalis et principis à Dietrichstain'. Unread ownership inscription on aa1r. ‘Purchased at Hamburgh 1825' for £0. 8. 6; see Books Purchased (1825), 4.

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q sup. 1.3.

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