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Bod-Inc: C-077

Caracciolus, Robertus

Sermones quadragesimales de poenitentia.


Analysis of Content

[a1v] ‘Tabula omnium sermonum contentorum hoc in volumine'.

[a2v] Caracciolus, Robertus: Sermones quadragesimales de poenitentia. Incipit: ‘  “[M]ulti sunt vocati, pauci vero electi” [Mt 20,16]. Habentur hec verba Math[e]i .xx. capitulo et in euangelio hodierno. Propter nimiam caritatem suam . . .’ 73 sermons.

[N10v] [Colophon.] Incipit: ‘Robertus diui Francisci ex ordine scripsit'; 2 elegiac distichs.

[O1r] ‘Registrum'. [Alphabetical index.]

[P8r] [Note on the arrangement of the edition and the index.] Incipit: ‘Explicit registrum in sermones . . .’


Imprint: Basel: Bernhard Richel and Michael Wenssler, 1475. Folio.


Collation: [a–v10 x8 y6 z A–E10 F6 G10 H8 I K10 L M8 N10 O P8 Q1].

Illustrations: Woodcut initial.


ISTC: ic00174000

GW: GW 6070;

Hain: HC, Addenda *4432;

Goff: Goff C‑174;


Proctor: Pr 7462 and 7525;

Others: BSB‑Ink C‑134; Hillard 575; Sack, Freiburg, 924; Sheppard 2366.

LCN: 13891288


Copy number: C-077(1)

Without gathering [Q] (the register).

Binding: Contemporary blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards, two metal clasps. On both covers fillets form two concentric frames. On the upper cover in the outer frame a rectangular stamp with a lion, a palm-leaf stamp with a floral ornament, and four round stamps: a rosette, a lion, a saint (possibly Christ in the wine-press), and a pelican. Within the inner frame within a border formed by a rectangular stamp with a floral ornament, stamped scrolls lettered ‘Maria hilf'; in the corners, round stamps with the symbols of the four evangelists. In the central compartment, within a border formed by a narrow rectangular stamp with a plait-work pattern, a lozenge-shaped stamp with an eagle and the palm-leaf stamp. On the lower cover within the outer frame the round rosette stamp, a smaller rosette stamp and a round stamp with a lion, the stamped scroll and the palm-leaf stamp. Within the inner frame the stamped scroll. In the central compartment, the stamps with the symbols of the four evangelists and the palm-leaf stamp.

Size: 305 × 220 × 90 mm.

Size of leaf: 290 × 201 mm.

Front and rear pastedowns from a twelfth-century parchment manuscript missal.

A few early marginal notes.

Woodcut initial on [a2v] is coloured in red, green, and blue. Initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red or green; running headlines, foliation, and capital strokes in red; red and green underlining.

Provenance: Engraved armorial book-plate: per pale, a patriarchal cross, on a bend F B M, a vine over all springing from four mounds; the shield surmounted by the Holy Dove descending, flanked by initials D (or O?) P; the shield flanked by initials F HB. Label stating ‘Cat. 18 53' pasted to the lower cover; on the spine the number ‘53'. John Mozley Stark; his label inside the upper cover; probably catalogue 30 (1859), no. 172, for £0. 12. 0. Purchased for £0. 12. 6; see Books Purchased (1859), 27.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q 3.2.

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