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Bod-Inc: L-086

Leonardus Matthaei de Utino

Sermones aurei de sanctis.


Analysis of Content

[a1v] [List of sermons.]

[a2r] Leonardus [Matthaei] de Utino: Sermones aurei de sanctis. ‘Prologus.’ Incipit: ‘[D]iuinorum interpres misteriorum . . .’

[a3r] 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: [Strasbourg: Martin Schott, not after 1481]. Folio.

Remarks: A copy in Munich BSB has a manuscript index with the date ‘3 Aug. 1481'.


Collation: [a10 b8 c6 d e8 f6 g h10 i k8 l–n10 o–s8 t6 v10 x6 y10 z A8 B C6 D10 E–G8 H10 I K8 L10 M–T8 V6 X8].


ISTC: il00163000

Hain: HC *16126;

Goff: Goff L‑163;

BMC: BMC I 93;

Proctor: Pr 394;

Others: BSB‑Ink L‑117; CIBN L‑132; Oates 166; Rhodes 1089; Sack, Freiburg, 2243; Sheppard 324.

LCN: 14551936


Copy number: L-086(1)

Wanting sheet [a2.9].

Binding: Eighteenth-century red morocco, the spine gold-tooled, with gilt-edged leaves, gold turn-ins, marbled pastedowns, and azure silk bookmark.

Size: 298 × 214 × 58 mm.

Size of leaf: 288 × 193 mm.

A few marginal notes, mainly extracting key words and correcting the text, and ‘nota' marks in an early hand. Early manuscript signatures partly visible.

Initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red. Some capitals touched with yellow wash.

Provenance: Michael Mauvoisin (fl. c.1500). Philippe Guilbon (fl. c.1500); inscription on [a1r]: ‘Iste liber est magistri Michaelis Mauuoisin dyocesis Beluacensis' (added:) ‘qui [ ] Philippo Guilbon generose ac liberaliter concessit' followed by the formal signature of Guilbon. Offémont, Sainte-Croix, Celestines; inscription on [a3r] and [X8r]: ‘Celestinorum sancte Crucis | F. 7.' Louis César de la Baume le Blanc, duc de La Vallière (1708-1780); ‘V. 689' on rear endleaf; see Catalogue, pt 1 (Paris, 1783), lot 689. Pietro-Antonio Bolongaro-Crevenna (1735-1792); printed label of the sale (1789), part I lot 681; in the annotated sale catalogue marked down to van den Bergh for Fl. 3.5, the equivalent of £0. 5. 8, according to the exchange rate used by Thomas Payne at this sale. Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834.

SHELFMARK: Douce 238.

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