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Bod-Inc: G-327

Guilelmus Parisiensis

Postilla super epistolas et evangelia.


Analysis of Content

1a1r [Title-page.]

1a2r [Evangelia.] Incipit: ‘[I]n illo tempore; cum appropinquasset Hierosolimis . . .’

1a2r Guilelmus Parisiensis [pseudo-; Herolt, Johannes]: Postilla super evangelia. Incipit: ‘  “[C]um appropinquassent Hierosolimis” Math. xxi, Mar. xi, Lu. xix, Johan. xii [Mt 21,1; Mc 11,1; Lc 19,29; cf. Io 12,12]. Historia huius euangelii facta est . . .’ See G‑318. Part II.

2a1v Guilelmus Parisiensis [pseudo-; Herolt, Johannes: Introductory preface.] Incipit: ‘[V]itam bonam et exitum beatum. Ego frater Guilermus sacre theologie professor . . .’

2a1v [List of doctors of the Church, with abbreviations of their names.] Incipit: ‘Sunt hec doctorum nomina. Sancti Augustini, Sancti Gregorii . . .’

2a1v ‘Ad quos sanctus Paulus scripsit epistolas.’ Incipit: ‘Romani sunt qui in partibus Italie . . .’

2a2r [Epistolae.] Incipit: ‘[F]ratres, scientes quia hora est iam nos de somno surgere . . .’

2a2r Guilelmus Parisiensis [pseudo-; Herolt, Johannes]: Postilla super epistolas. Incipit: ‘  “[F]ratres, scientes quia hora est iam nos de somno surgere”. Verba preposita orginaliter ad Romanos xiii capitulo sunt scripta . . .’ See G‑318.


Imprint: Basel: Nicolaus Kesler, 1 Oct. 1492. 4°.

Remarks: The date of the imprint differs from the date of the ‘Mora', 1491. This may indicate that this edition was dependent on an edition printed in 1491; cf. G‑318.


Collation: Part I: a–m8 n6; part II: a–f8 g h6.

Illustrations: 53 Woodcuts.


ISTC: ig00692000

GW: GW 12000;

Hain: H *8279;

Goff: Goff G‑692;


Proctor: Pr 7682;

Others: BSB‑Ink H‑164; Goff, ‘Postilla', 75; Sack, Freiburg, 1746; Schramm XXI p. 28; Schreiber 4147; Sheppard 2484.

LCN: 14459610


Copy number: G-327(1)

Binding: Contemporary blind-tooled quarter pigskin over modern wooden boards, with one metal clasp and catch. On both covers triple intersecting fillets form a frame, the upper and lower compartments with a circular foliate stamp; the inner rectangle is divided by further triple fillets into triangular compartments, containing the circular foliate stamp and a lozenge-shaped fleur-de-lis stamp. On the spine is a paper label with the title of the book in a sixteenth/seventeenth-century hand.

Size: 233 × 163 × 44 mm.

Size of leaf: 223 × 148 mm.

Early marginal notes, including key words and commentary. Scribbles in crayon and ink on blank leaves between the two parts.

Partial rubrication: some two- to three-line initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red; some capital strokes and underlining in red; some woodcuts coloured in red, yellow, and green.

Provenance: Johannes Sartoris (fl. 1531); inscription on a1r: ‘Sum ex libris Johannis Sartoris.' Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Württemberg, Augustinian Hermits; inscription on a1r: ‘FF. Erem. S P Augustini Friburgi Brisgoiae.' Sotheby's sale (3 May 1832), lot 416. Purchased for £0. 13. 0; see Books Purchased (1832), 10, and Library Bills (1829-32), no. 364.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q inf. 1.25.

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