Sermones quadragesimales de poenitentia.
Analysis of Content
a1v [Note on the arrangement of the edition and the index.] Incipit: ‘Registrum in quadragesimale . . .’
a2r ‘Tabula'. [Alphabetical index.]
b3r ‘Tituli sermonum secundum ordinem alphabeti'.
b3v ‘Tabula omnium sermonum contentorum hoc in volumine'.
c1r Caracciolus, Robertus: Sermones quadragesimales de poenitentia. Incipit: ‘ “[M]ulti sunt vocati, pauci vero electi” [Mt 20,16]. Habentur hec verba Math[ei] .xx. c[apitulo] et in euangelio hodierno. Propter nimiam charitatem suam . . .’ 73 sermons.
Imprint: Strasbourg: [Martin Schott], 3 Sept. 1485. Folio.
Collation: a6 b4 c d8 e–o6.8 p–y8.6 z8 [et]6 A8 B6 C8 D–F6.
GW: GW 6078;
Hain: HC *4436;
Goff: Goff C‑181;
BMC: BMC I 93;
Proctor: Pr 395;
Others: BSB‑Ink C‑141; Sack, Freiburg, 928-30; Sheppard 325.
Copy number: C-079(1)
Binding: Contemporary German (Erfurt: monastery of SS. Petrus et Paulus; Schwenke–Schunke–Rabenau 85-7: period VI (1500-1520)) blind-tooled pigskin over bevelled wooden boards, two metal catches; clasps lost. Title-label at the head of the upper cover with old shelfmark ‘C XLVII'. On the upper cover fillets form a double frame; the inner rectangle is divided by diagonal fillets into triangular and lozenge-shaped compartments. In the frame a fleur-de-lis stamp (Schwenke–Schunke 177 no. 248) and a floral stamp (Schwenke–Schunke 71 no. 30), in the corners a lozenge-shaped stamp with a cross. In the compartments the floral stamp, a smaller flower, a small fleur-de-lis, and a lozenge-shaped floral stamp. On the lower cover fillets form a double frame; the inner rectangle is divided by two sets of diagonal fillets into a large saltire and four triangular compartments. Between the frames, two vertical borders formed by the lozenge-shaped stamp with a cross; in the upper section, a rectangular stamp with a monkey (Schwenke–Schunke 21 no. 13), in the lower section, a rectangular stamp with an eagle (Schwenke–Schunke 3 no. 73). In the compartments of the saltire, the large and small floral stamps; in the triangular compartments, the small fleur-de-lis stamp and an almond-shaped stamp with two birds above a fleur-de-lis (Schwenke–Schunke 310 no. 42). See also Paul Schwenke, ‘Die Buchbinderei des Petersklosters', in Joseph Theele, Die Handschriften des Benediktinerklosters S. Petri zu Erfurt, ZfB, Beiheft 48 (Leipzig, 1920), 38-45, and Frederick R. Goff, ‘Fifteenth-century Stamped Bindings from the Benedictine Monastery of St. Peter at Erfurt', Gb Jb (1969), 274-9.
Size: 310 × 215 × 55 mm.
Size of leaf: 295 × 200 mm.
Pastedowns from a twelfth-century(?) manuscript removed.
Initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red; red capital strokes and underlining. On F6r an inscription: ‘rubricatum 1489'.
Provenance: Erfurt, Benedictines, SS. Petrus et Paulus; on a1r an early inscription; old shelfmark ‘C 47'. J. T. Hand (fl. 1834-1837), 1836; signature on a1r; sale (1837), lot 85. Purchased for £0. 8. 0; see Books Purchased (1837), 8. The copy listed in James, Catalogus (1620), 293, s. v. Licio, shelfmark S.2.10 [Th.] is no longer in the Library.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q 2.4.
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