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Bod-Inc: L-081

Leonardus Matthaei de Utino

Sermones aurei de sanctis.


Analysis of Content

[a2r] [List of sermons.]

[a3r] Leonardus [Matthaei] de Utino: Sermones aurei de sanctis. ‘Prologus.’ Incipit: ‘[D]iuinorum interpres misteriorum . . .’

[a4v] Leonardus [Matthaei] de Utino: Sermones aurei de sanctis. ‘In festo gloriosissimi confessoris sancti Leonardi Sermo.’ Incipit: ‘  “[N]ardus mea dedit odorem . . .” [Ct 1,11]'. See L‑078.


Imprint: [Augsburg: Monastery of SS. Ulrich and Afra], 1474. Folio.


Collation: [a–l10 m n8 o6 p–x10 y4+1 z A–C10 D10-2 E–M10 N8 O–X10 Y8+1].

Remarks: This agrees with the BL copy, the collation of which has been corrected in manuscript by V[ictor] S[cholderer] in the Library's own copy of the catalogue.


ISTC: il00154000

Hain: HC, Addenda, *16130;

Goff: Goff L‑154;

BMC: BMC II 339;

Proctor: Pr 1632;

Others: BSB‑Ink L‑110; CIBN L‑126; Rhodes 1085; Sheppard 1211-12.

LCN: 14549941


Copy number: L-081(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled calf; bound for the Bodleian Library.

Size: 321 × 227 × 80 mm.

Size of leaf: 311 × 203 mm.

Manuscript foliation: ‘1-429' and folio reference numbers added to the list of sermons in a contemporary hand. Part of the sermon for the feast of St Gregory, which does not appear in this edition through a printing error, has been supplied by the same contemporary hand on a leaf inserted between [q5] and [q6]. Early manuscript signatures partly visible.

On [a3r] a nine-line initial ‘D' is supplied in red with pen-work decoration. Other initials, paragraph marks, and heading underlining are supplied in red.

Provenance: Johannes Leitner (fl. 1495-1497). Tegernsee, Bavaria, Benedictines, S. Quirinus; inscription on [a1v]: ‘Anno domini et cetera 1497 contulit hunc librum Monasterio Tegernsee pro salute sua et suorum honestus vir Johannes Leytner de Schlyers[ee]'; two Tegernsee book-labels pasted on the front pastedown, and inscription on [a3r] in red ink by the rubricator: ‘Attinet Tegernsee monasterio liber'. Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; shelfmark, ‘Inc. typ. no. 1383', and ‘Duplum' on [a1r]. Purchased from Munich via Thomas Rodd for 22 Florins, i.e. £2. 4. 0; see Books Purchased (1837), 39.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q 2.27.

Copy number: L-081(2)

Wanting the blank leaves [a1] and [Y9].

Binding: Eighteenth-century gold-tooled calf, with gold turn-ins, gilt-edged leaves, marbled pastedowns, and green silk bookmark. ‘400*' printed on a very small square label at the head of the spine; ‘[2]64' on a circular label at the tail of the spine.

Size: 310 × 220 × 78 mm.

Size of leaf: 298 × 202 mm.

On the front endleaf, a bibliographical note in Hand's hand. A few marginal notes, mainly extracting key words, in a number of different early hands.

Initials, paragraph marks, and heading underlining supplied in red.

Provenance: Pietro-Antonio Bolongaro-Crevenna (1735-1792); printed label of the sale (1789), part I lot 683; in the annotated catalogue no purchaser is named, but the lot is priced at Fl. 4, the equivalent of £0. 7. 0, according to the exchange rate used by Thomas Payne at this sale. George Spencer-Churchill, 5th Duke of Marlborough (1766-1840); sale (8 June 1819), lot 4458; purchased by Heber for £1. 18. 0, note on the front endleaf: ‘Wh[ite] Kn[ights] 4458. [Robert] Triphook July 1819 1-18'. Richard Heber (1773-1833); see Catalogue, 3 (1834), lot 3515 (with Leonardus de Utino, Sermones quadragesimales (Venice, 1473)), sold for £0. 6. 0. J. T. Hand (fl. 1834-1837), 1835; signature on [a2r]: ‘J. T. Hand 1835'; purchased at his sale (1837), lot 264, for £0. 8. 0; see Books Purchased (1837), 39. The sale catalogue says: ‘This was the Marquis of Blandford's copy and was purchased at the White Knight's sale.’

SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q 2.6.

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