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Bod-Inc: L-083

Leonardus Matthaei de Utino

Sermones aurei de sanctis.


Analysis of Content

[a1r] Leonardus [Matthaei] de Utino: [Preface.] Incipit: ‘[T]radunt theoligi(!) et etiam morales . . .’

[a1r] [Alphabetical list of subjects.]

[b10r] [List of sermons.]

[c1r] Leonardus [Matthaei] de Utino: Sermones aurei de sanctis. ‘Prologus.’ Incipit: ‘[D]iuinorum interpres misteriorum . . .’

[a1v] 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: Ulm: Johann Zainer, 1475. Folio.


Collation: [a8 b–k10 l m6 n–p10 q6 r6+1 s t10 v–y8 z A10 B6 C D10].

Illustrations: Woodcut initials.


ISTC: il00158000

Hain: H *16133;

Goff: Goff L‑158;

BMC: BMC II 523;

Proctor: Pr 2506;

Others: Amelung, Frühdruck, 23; BSB‑Ink L‑111; CIBN L‑128; Sack, Freiburg, 2238; Schramm V p. 18; Sheppard 1801.

LCN: 14549970


Copy number: L-083(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled calf; bound for the Bodleian Library. Part of original book-label and shelfmark ‘682' pasted on the front pastedown.

Size: 416 × 290 × 65 mm.

Size of leaf: 397 × 262 mm.

A few marginal notes, mainly extracting key words, in an early hand.

On [a1r] the border and the initial are painted in yellow, red, and green. Other initials are painted in red. Capital strokes in red.

Provenance: Johannes Hederl (fl. c.1500); inscription on [a1r]: ‘Dominus Johannes Hederl plebanus in perag 1500'. Seemannshausen, Bavaria, Augustinian Hermits, S. Maria Magdalena; inscription on [a1r]: ‘Ad Conuentum Seemanshusanum Ord: Eremitarum S. P. Augustini'. Date of acquisition unknown.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 5Q 2.2.

Copy number: L-083(2)

Not in Sheppard.

A variant. Gathering [a] consists of ten leaves; leaf [a1] is blank, the preface starting on [a2]. The blank leaf [b3] has been cut out leaving a stub.

Binding: Contemporary blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards, two clasps and catches lost. Formerly chained: staple-marks of a hasp at the head of lower cover. Remains of a rectangular parchment label at the head of upper cover. Sixteenth/seventeenth-century manuscript title on a square paper label at the head of the spine. Triple fillets form an intersecting double frame. On the upper cover, within the outer frame, a repeated scroll bearing the inscription ‘Ave Maria Gratia', a circular rosette, and lozenge-shaped stork stamps. Within the inner frame a rectangular foliate stamp with birds. In an inner rectangle merrythoughts made up from headed-outline tools, containing a lozenge-shaped pelican in its piety, the holy face, lamb and flag, and eagle stamps. On the lower cover, within the outer cover, circular rosette stamps and lozenge-shaped eagle stamps. In an inner rectangle merrythoughts, made up from headed-outline tools, contain the rosette stamps.

Size: 415 × 285 × 70 mm.

Size of leaf: 408 × 273 mm.

A few marginal notes, extracting key words and correcting the text, in an early hand. ‘42' in brown ink and ‘543' in red crayon in the upper margin of the front pastedown.

Provenance: Schwäbisch-Gmünd, Bavaria, Dominicans, S. Maria Magdalena; inscription on front endleaf: ‘Conuentus Gamundiensis ordinis predicatorum 1484'. Albert Ehrman (1890-1969); armorial book-plate. Purchased from Thomas Thorp, London, 19 July 1950, lot 438, for £52; cutting from the catalogue pasted on the front pastedown; accession no. ‘R 860'. Presented in 1978 by John Ehrman.

SHELFMARK: Broxb. 67.2.

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