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Henricus de Herp

Sermones de tempore et de sanctis.


Analysis of Content

11v [Unsigned letter addressed to] Peter Drach. ‘Petro Drach ciui insignis ciuitatis Spirensis S. D. P.’ Incipit: ‘Res mihi admodum iocunda est crebra te diligentia et quotidianis impensis librorum copiam vberiorem reddere . . .’ Dated 17 Jan. 1484.

11v [Note to the reader on the old learning contained in the new edition.] Incipit: ‘Est etiam tibi lector hic adiunctum . . .’ [Verse addressed to the reader.] Incipit: ‘Hos lege sermones moneo curate sacerdos | Si Christi populum rite docere uelis'; 1 elegiac distich.

12r [Table of contents.]

a2r Henricus de Herp: Sermones de tempore. ‘Incipiunt sermones de tempore fratris Henrici Herpf ordinis minorum.’ Incipit: ‘  “[E]cce rex tuus venit tibi mansuetus.” Math. .xxi. [Mt 21,5]. Dicit Ber[nhardus] in sermone quodam aduentus. Dignum est fratres ut tota deuotione domini celebretis aduentum, delectati tanta consolatione . . .’ See Schneyer, ‘Winke', 236 no. 18; BBFN I 110 no. 2; VL III 1132 no. 9.

C1r Henricus de Herp: Sermones de sanctis. ‘Incipiunt sermones de sanctis fratris Henrici Herpff ordinis predicatorum. In festo sancti Andree apostoli.’ Incipit: ‘  “[R]abbi ubi habitas.” Iohannes .i. [Io 1,38]. Secundum doctores duplex distinguitur amor . . .’ See BBFN I 110 no. 2.

N1r Henricus de Herp: Sermones de penitentia. ‘Incipiunt sermones de tribus partibus penitentie. Et primo de curribus dei et diaboli quibus nemo simul adherere vel seruire potest. Sermo primus.’ Incipit: ‘  “[N]emo potest duobus dominis seruire . . .” Math. .vi. [Mt 6,24]. Que verba saluatoris in confusionem multorum religiosorum et ficte penitentium . . .’ See BBFN I 110 no. 2.

BB1r Henricus de Herp: Sermones de aduentu. ‘Incipiunt sermones eiusdem venerandi patris de aduentu. Et primo de aduentu domini ad iudicium quod precedet triplex discessio ab imperio ab ecclesia a fide. Sermo primus.’ Incipit: ‘  “[Q]uis poterit cogitare diem aduentus eius . . .” Malachias .ii. [Mal 3,2]. Malachias propheta in spiritu preuidens dominum venturum . . .’ See BBFN I 110 no. 2.

FF7v [Note to the reader.] Incipit: ‘His animum tuum imbue diligens lector sermonibus . . .’

FF7v [Verse.] Incipit: ‘Suscipe sermones Herpfonis lector opimos'; 2 elegiac distichs.


Imprint: [Speier]: Peter Drach, [after 17 Jan. 1484]. Folio.


Collation: 18 210 a–p8 q6 r–z A–L8 M10 N–Y8 Z AA6 BB–FF8.

Remarks: Leaf 11 unsigned, 12 signed 1i, etc.


ISTC: ih00038000

Hain: HC *8527;

Goff: Goff H‑38;

BMC: BMC II 493;

Proctor: Pr 2353;

Others: BBFN II 59; BSB‑Ink H‑217; Sack, Freiburg, 1788; Sheppard 1706.

LCN: 14510620


Copy number: H-018(1)

Wanting sheet n4.5.

Binding: Contemporary German blind-tooled half pigskin over wooden boards; clasps and catches lost. Triple fillets form half an intersecting double frame; within the outer frame, a repeated foliage stamp; within the inner frame, 'Maria hilf' scrolls; see Schwenke–Schunke 291 no. 359 ('Augsburg'). Title on the spine and across the fore-edge. Strips from a twelfth-century German liturgical manuscript visible in the binding.

Size: 295 × 210 × 95 mm.

Size of leaf: 285 × 202 mm.

Marginal annotations, extracting key words, in an early hand; other marginal annotations, commenting on the text, and pointing hands, in the same hand which also added the annotations on the rear endleaf.

A nine-line initial is supplied in interlocked red and blue with reserved white decoration on a2r; other initials are supplied in red, some with reserved white decoration; paragraph marks in red.

Provenance: Johannes and Thomas Fridt (sixteenth century), Attel, Bavaria, Benedictines, S. Michael; inscription on rear endleaf: ‘Monasterii Attl'; ‘Sermones Herpfi continentes euangelia totius anni tam de sanctis quam de tempore Joannes Fridt furatus est hunc libellum ex bibliotheca nostri Claustri Attilensis'; ‘Thomas Fridt legit statim neglexit'. Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; 'Dupl' on 11r. B. H. Blackwell, Ltd; label at tail of front pastedown. James Patrick Ronaldson Lyell (1871-1949); oval green leather book-plate, gilded, with crest and motto. Acquired in 1950; Bodleian Library stamp dated 26 Oct. 1950 on 11v.

SHELFMARK: Inc. d. G8.2.

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