Sermones de laudibus sanctorum.
Analysis of Content
[*2r] ‘Tabula presentis operis'.
a1r Caracciolus, Robertus: Sermones de laudibus sanctorum. Incipit: ‘ “[N]on glorietur sapiens . . .” [Ier 9,23-4]. Dei viuentis verba sunt ista . . .’ 70 sermons.
ff4v Caracciolus, Robertus: Sermo de sancto Bernhardino. Incipit: ‘ “[D]ilectus Deo et hominibus . . .” [Sir 45,1]. Sapientis verba sunt ista originaliter . . .’
Imprint: Speier: Peter Drach, 1490. Folio.
Collation: [*4] a b8 c–f6 g h8 i–n6 o8 p–s6 t8 u–z6 aa8 bb–dd6 ee ff8.
GW: GW 6054;
Hain: HC *4484;
Goff: Goff C‑146;
BMC: BMC II 497;
Proctor: Pr 2380;
Others: BSB‑Ink C‑116; Hillard 572; Sack, Freiburg, 918; Sheppard 1723.
Copy number: C-067(1)
Binding: The upper cover: contemporary Polish (Cracow; Schwenke–Schunke–Rabenau 142) blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, with manuscript title-label ‘Cassiodo: in Psal.' followed by old shelfmark ‘170' pasted on; two clasps lost. On the upper cover fillets form five concentric frames. Within the outer frame is a hunting roll (Schwenke–Schunke 145 no. 8: Krakau H. A. (Lantse)); within the second frame a small floral stamp; within the third frame a roll with a leafy ornament; the space between the fourth and the fifth frames is left blank. In the central compartment, a plait-work pattern formed by a small lozenge-shaped stamp. The lower cover: sixteenth-century blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards, much worn, over which have been placed a strip and two corner-pieces of sixteenth-century blind-tooled calf; two clasps lost. On the pigskin section, fillets form concentric frames, within which is a floral stamp, an acorn stamp, and various unidentifiable rectangular stamps. On the calf strip are concentric frames formed by fillets; the outer border formed by a Renaissance roll with portrait medallions, a narrow inner border formed by a roll with floral ornaments, the same used on the corner-pieces. Nineteenth-century spine; the whole probably a remboîtage.
Size: 297 × 200 × 55 mm.
Size of leaf: 277 × 180 mm.
Old folio references in table of contents and foliation; a few sixteenth-century marginal notes.
Provenance: On old front pastedown, old shelfmark ‘XXV. F.12'. Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; ‘Dupl' on old front pastedown. Acquired after c.1892 judging from the shelfmark; possibly purchased for Fl. 5 from S. Kende, Heumühlsgasse 3, Vienna, Catalogue (1896), no. 148, ‘Caracciolus'; catalogue not in the Bodleian; see Library Bills, 5 Aug. 1896.
SHELFMARK: Inc. d. G8.1490.1.
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