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Bod-Inc: M-132

Martinus Oppaviensis

Sermones de tempore et de sanctis.


Analysis of Content

[a1r] [Title-page.]

[a2r] ‘Tabula'.

[a4r] Martinus Oppaviensis: Sermones de tempore et de sanctis. ‘Dominica prima in aduentu Domini de epistola. Sermo primo.’ Incipit: ‘  “[S]cientes quia hora est iam nos de somno surgere . . .” [Rm 13,11.] Hic hortatur nos apostolus surgere . . .’ See Schneyer, Repertorium, IV nos 1-327; see also Kaeppeli III 114-23 no. 2972; VL VI 158-66.

[kk1r] Martinus Oppaviensis: ‘Promptuarium exemplorum'. ‘Exempla de timore Domini. Capitulum primum'. Incipit: ‘[Q]uidam pater familias bene se torquebat . . .’


Imprint: Strasbourg: [Printer of the 1483 Jordanus de Quedlinburg (Georg Husner)], 1484. Folio.


Collation: [a8+1 b–p6.8 q–t8 v–z aa–hh6.8 ii10 kk8 ll6 mm8].


ISTC: im00329000

Hain: H *10854;

Goff: Goff M‑329;

BMC: BMC I 132;

Proctor: Pr 591;

Others: BSB‑Ink M‑238; CIBN M‑184; Hillard 1332; Sack, Freiburg, 2367-8; Sheppard 457.


Copy number: M-132(1)

Wanting the blank leaf [mm8].

Binding: Contemporary German blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards. Two catches and clasps, corner-pieces and centre-piece lost. ‘Sermones Martini' manuscript on rectangular parchment label at the head of upper cover. Old shelfmark ‘24(?)' at tail of the spine. The spine once painted white with manuscript title in black ink at the head. Double fillets form an intersecting double frame. On the upper cover, within the outer frame, a five-petalled flower and foliate stamp. Double fillets run diagonally within the inner rectangle forming a saltire cross; within the arms of the cross a maple-leaf stamp, within the four triangles surrounding the cross a circular rosette stamp surrounded by small maple-leaf stamps, a circular and a rectangular stag stamp. On the lower cover double fillets form a frame within which is a lozenge-shaped eagle, a lozenge-shaped fleur-de-lis, and the foliate stamp. Diagonal double fillets divide the inner rectangle into lozenge-shaped and triangular compartments, each decorated with the circular rosette stamp, with the eagle, or with the maple-leaf stamp. Strips from a twelfth-century noted liturgical manuscript visible in the binding.

Size: 315 × 215 × 75 mm.

Size of leaf: 297 × 205 mm.

Front pastedown consists of leaf B6 of Augustinus, Opuscula. Strasbourg: Martin Flach, 20 Mar. 1489 (A‑507(2)); rear pastedown of leaf f3 of Missale Cisterciensis. [Strasbourg: J. Grüninger], 4 Sept. 1487 (M‑245(2)).

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

Initials and paragraph marks are supplied in blue or red, underlining of chapter headings and capital strokes in red.

Provenance: Fürstenfeld, Bavaria, Cistercians, BVM and S. Bernardus; inscription on [a1r]: ‘Monasterii Fürstenueld'. Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; ‘Duplum' in the lower margin of the verso of the front pastedown. Purchased from Caspar Haugg for 8 Marks; see Catalogue 78, no. 171; see Library Bills (1885), no. 381.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 3Q 5.43.

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