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Bod-Inc: J-110

Johannes de Bromyard

Summa praedicantium.


Analysis of Content

[a2r] ‘Tabula vocalis'.

[a2v] ‘Tabula realis'.

[c8r] ‘Tabula realis eiusdem summe'.

[d1r] Johannes de Bromyard: Summa praedicantium. ‘Prologus'. Incipit: ‘[P]redicantium vita secundum beatum Gregorium super Ezechiel. omelia .iii. Sonat et ardet . . .’

[d1v] Johannes de Bromyard: Summa praedicantium. Incipit: ‘'[A]biecti et depressi sunt quidam in hoc mundo . . .’ See Kaeppeli II no. 2236; Sharpe, Latin Writers, no. 622.


Imprint: Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 29 June 1485. Folio.


Collation: [a–m8 n6 o–z A–O8 P10 Q–Z aa–gg8 hh6].


ISTC: ij00261000

Hain: H *3994;

Goff: Goff J‑261;

BMC: BMC II 427;

Proctor: Pr 2043;

Others: BSB‑Ink I‑374; CIBN J‑167; Oates 1006; Rhodes 1006; Sheppard 1495.

LCN: 14500026


Copy number: J-110(1)

Binding: Contemporary German (Tegernsee, Kyriß workshop no. 31) blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards, with remains of leather clasp. Centre-piece and corner-pieces lost. Double fillets form an intersecting double frame. Within the outer frame, fleuron and ‘aue Maria' scroll stamps; the inner frame consists of a repeated stamp of a four-petal flower. A saltire formed of the four-petal flower stamp and a lozenge formed of double fillets divide the inner rectangle into lozenge-shaped and triangular compartments, containing circular rosette stamps, the fleuron stamps, ‘Maria' scroll stamps, or small floral stamps. On the upper cover only, floral stamps at the intersection of the diagonal fillets and other ornamental stamps; see Kyriß pl. 69, nos 1, 3-6. Manuscript title on a rectangular label at the head of upper cover; shelfmark on a small rectangular label at the tail of upper cover. Rectangular label at the head of lower cover. On the spine, ‘47' and another label bearing a later manuscript title. Yellow-edged leaves. Strips from a twelfth-century noted liturgical manuscript visible in the binding.

Size: 422 × 281 × 115 mm.

Size of leaf: 412 × 273 mm.

A few marginal notes, extracting key words and correcting the text, ‘nota' marks, and pointing hands in two different early hands. Early manuscript signatures.

On [d1r] a 22-line initial ‘P' is supplied in red with yellow floral decoration within an azure ground with blue and red floral decoration; a square segmented frame made up of burgundy sections fading into pink, and of green sections fading into yellow, surrounds the ground. Other initials, paragraph marks, underlining of chapter headings, and capital strokes are supplied in red.

Provenance: Tegernsee, Bavaria, Benedictines, S. Quirinus; inscription on [c8v]: ‘Monasterij Tegernsee' and on [a1r]: ‘1486. Emptus est liber iste Summa predicantium. 54 quaterni', in the same hand. Royal Library, Munich; Munich shelfmark, Inc. Typ. No. 3063, ‘Inc. 1562' in pencil on [a1v], and stamp on [a3r]. Acquired between 1847 and c.1892; not found in Catalogus (1843), with Appendix.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 5Q 2.18.

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