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Bod-Inc: J-202

Johannes Vercellensis

Sermones vademecum.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.] ‘Sermones vademecum de tempore et de sanctis per figuras utiles.’

a2r Johannes Vercellensis; [Johannes Johannis, Abbas Juncellensis]: Sermones vademecum. ‘Incipit Vademecum fratris Johannis decretorum doctoris et abbatis Vercellensis de collationibus dominicis et festiuis. Dominica prima de aduentu domini.’ Incipit: ‘  “[R]espicite et leuate capita vestra.” Luce xxi. [Lc 21,28.] In verbis premissis tria tanguntur. Scilicet. Intentio cordis - ad - deum - affectione . . .’ See Schneyer, Wegweiser, 357, and Henri Gilles, ‘Jean de Jean, abbé de Joncels', HLF 40 (1974), 53-111, at 101.


Imprint: [Strasbourg: Johann Prüss, c.1488-92]. 4°.

Remarks: For a copy with buyer's date 1492 see BMC.


Collation: a–z A–D Dd8 E6.


ISTC: ij00443000

Hain: HC *9431;

Goff: Goff J‑443;

BMC: BMC I 126;

Proctor: Pr 561;

Others: BSB‑Ink I‑607; CIBN J‑295; Hillard 1159; Sheppard 432.

LCN: 14487464


Copy number: J-202(1)

Binding: Contemporary German (Bamberg, Kyriß workshop no. 4) blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards, with two clasps and catches; yellow-edged leaves. Formerly chained: staple-marks of a hasp at the head of lower cover. ‘624' on a circular label at the head of the spine. Strips from a thirteenth-century liturgical manuscript and from another thirteenth-century religious manuscript still visible in the binding. On both covers, triple fillets form a frame. On the upper cover, outside the frame is a repeated square rosette stamp surrounded by apex stamp and with four lozenge-shaped fleur-de-lis stamps at each corner. In the inner rectangle merrythoughts contain circular lamb and flag stamps; see Kyriß pl. 7, nos 3-6. On the lower cover, outside the frame are the rosette and fleur-de-lis stamps; the inner rectangle contains merrythoughts, each containing fleuron stamps; see Kyriß pl. 7, nos 2-5. On the spine are sets of three circular lamb and flag stamps.

Size: 251 × 186 × 45 mm.

Size of leaf: 240 × 176 mm.

Early marginal note, extracting key word, on i3r.

On q3r an eight-line initial is supplied in red. Other initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red; a few initials supplied in blue; capital strokes in red.

Provenance: Bamberg, Bavaria, Dominicans; sixteenth-century inscription on a1r and a2r: ‘Conuentus Bambergensis ordinis Fratrum Praedicatorum'. Purchased through Quaritch for £0. 7. 0; anonymous sale (London: Puttick & Simpson, 3 Mar. 1885), lot 624; see Library Bills, 5 Mar. 1885.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 4Q 6.7.

Copy number: J-202(2)

Not in Sheppard.

Binding: Contemporary (c.1490) German brown goatskin over wooden boards, with yellow-edged leaves, for S. Eucharius-Matthias in Trier; see Goldschmidt no. 32 and pl. CI. Clasp replaced.

Size: 249 × 185 × 45 mm.

Size of leaf: 235 × 168 mm.

Pastedowns consist of two leaves from a twelfth-century noted liturgical manuscript. ‘T [ ] 3 - 20' on the front pastedown.

Initials are supplied in red.

Provenance: Trier, North Rhine-Westphalia, Benedictines, S. Eucharius-Matthias; inscription on a1r: ‘Codex monasterij sancti mathie apostoli extra muros Treuen.' Ernst Philip Goldschmidt (1887-1954); ‘E. P. G. 32' in green ink on the front pastedown. Albert Ehrman (1890-1969); purchased by Ehrman from E. P. Goldschmidt in 1933 for £25; accession no. ‘1502'. Presented in 1978 by John Ehrman.

SHELFMARK: Broxb. 32.2.

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