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Bod-Inc: J-207

Johannes de Werdena

Sermones ‘Dormi secure' de tempore.


Analysis of Content

a1r ‘Tabula siue directorium sermonum dormi secure secundum alphabeti ordinem.’ ‘A [A]bstinentes et bene ieiunantes mercedem habebunt apud deum . . .’

a3r [Johannes de Werdena]: Sermones ‘Dormi secure' de tempore. ‘Dominica prima aduentus. Sermo primus.’ Incipit: ‘Sermones dominicales cum expositionibus euangeliorum per annum satis notabiles et vtiles omnibus sacerdotibus pastoribus et capellanis qui Dormi secure vel dormi sine cura sunt nuncupati eo quod absque magno studio faciliter possunt incorporari et populo predicari incipiunt feliciter. “[D]icite filie Sion ecce rex tuus venit tibi mansuetus.” Matthei .xxi. [Mt 21,5.] Verba ista scripta sunt originaliter Zacharie .ix . . . Quod nobis ille concedat qui sine fine viuit et regnat. Ad laudem et honorem omnipotentis dei virginisque matris . . . finiunt sermones dormi notabiles quamquam breves Dormi secure intitulati.’ See J‑203; different explicit from the preceding and ‘possunt' rather than ‘possint' in the incipit.

o7r [Colophon.]


Imprint: Strasbourg: [Printer of the 1483 Jordanus de Quedlinburg (Georg Husner)], c.24 June 1487. Folio.

Remarks: Sack and BSB‑Ink treat it as part one of a joint edition in two parts, with J‑210.


Collation: a8 b–n6 o8.


ISTC: ij00459000

Hain: HC *15959;

Goff: Goff J‑459 (I);

Proctor: Pr 612;

Others: BSB‑Ink I‑552; Sack, Freiburg, 2144; Sheppard 471.

LCN: 14487485


Copy number: J-207(1)

Bound with:
2. Johannes de Werdena, Sermones ‘Dormi secure' de sanctis. Strasbourg: [Printer of the 1483 Jordanus de Quedlinburg (Georg Husner)], 16 Jan. 1488 (J‑210).

Wanting leaf a1 containing the title-page.

a2 signed a1.

Binding: Eighteenth-century French mottled calf, with gold-tooled spine, marbled-edged leaves, marbled pastedowns, and pink silk book-mark.

Size: 290 × 208 × 42 mm.

Size of leaf: 282 × 200 mm.

In both items, some marginal notes, mainly extracting key words, in an early French hand, in Latin and French.

On a3r a five-line initial ‘D' is supplied in blue with reserved white decoration coloured ochre on a pink pen-flourished ground. Other initials and paragraph marks are supplied in blue or red; capital strokes in red.

Provenance: Pietro-Antonio Bolongaro-Crevenna (1735-1792); printed label of the sale (1789), part I lot 751; lots 749-52 all marked down to van den Bergh, for a total of Fl. 3, the equivalent of £0. 5. 3, according to the exchange rate used by Thomas Payne at this sale. Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834.

SHELFMARK: Douce 202(1).

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