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Bod-Inc: N-037

Nicolaus de Blony

Sermones de tempore et de sanctis, sive Viridarius.


Analysis of Content

Aa1r [Title-page.]

Aa2r ‘Tabula alphabetica' [de tempore.]

a1r Nicolaus de Blony: Sermones de tempore et de sanctis, sive Viridarius. [Proprium de tempore.] ‘Dominica prima in aduentu. Sermo primus.’ Incipit: ‘  “[C]um appropinquaret dominus Hierosolymis” . . . [Mt 21,1]. Quoniam vt ait magnum lumen ecclesie . . .’

Hh8v [Colophon.]

[*1r] [Title-page.]

[*1v] ‘Tabula alphabetica' [de sanctis.]

2a1r Nicolaus de Blony: Sermones de tempore et de sanctis, sive Viridarius. [Proprium de sanctis.] ‘De sancto Andrea. Sermo I.’ Incipit: ‘  “[V]enite post me faciam vos fieri pescatores . . .” [Mt 4,19]. Quoniam vt ait magnum lumen . . .’


Imprint: Strasbourg: [Printer of the 1483 Jordanus de Quedlinburg (Georg Husner)], 23 Aug. 1498. Folio.

Remarks: In two parts, both dated ‘in vigilia sancti Bartholomei' (23 Aug.) 1498.


Collation: Part I: Aa8 Bb Cc6 a–c8 d–z A–D8.6.6 E6 F–V8.6.6 X Y6 Z8 2Aa6 Bb–Gg8.6.6 Hh8; part II: [*]4 2a–f8.6.6 g–n6 o8.

Remarks: Leaf Aa2 signed Aa1, etc. Gathering [*] is numbered but not signed. For an account of the types, incompletely enumerated in BMC, see E. Voulliéme, ‘Zur ältesten Buchdruckergeschichte Strassburgs', ZfB 32 (1915), 309ff (Sheppard).


ISTC: in00092000

Hain: HC *3263;

Goff: Goff N‑92;

BMC: BMC I 146;

Proctor: Pr 643;

Others: BSB‑Ink N‑94; Rhodes 1231; Sack, Freiburg, 2549; Sheppard 501.

LCN: 14465830


Copy number: N-037(1)

Binding: Seventeenth-century English blind-tooled calf; remains of leather ties. Formerly chained: staple-marks of a hasp at the head and tail of upper cover; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 273 × 205 × 90 mm.

Size of leaf: 270 × 183 mm.

Front pastedown consists of a fourteenth/fifteenth-century manuscript leaf on parchment, probably from a liturgical text, now covered by a lining of paper.

Marginal notes, mainly structuring the text and extracting key words, and the translation of a few words into Greek, in a number of early English hands, including that of William Hayte.

Provenance: William Hayte (fl. 1573); inscription on Aa1r: ‘Willelmus Hayte emit hunc librum a vicario de Comba [Coombe Bisset, Wilts.] iuxta Sarum 1573'. Acquired by 1602; listed in James, ‘Catalogus', (1602), fol. 22r; James, Catalogus, (1605), 25: B 10. 14 [Th.]; not found in Benefactors' Register; ‘Catalogus Bibliothecae Novae', fol 140v gives former shelfmark as B 12. 18 Linc. (‘18' across the head of the fore-edge).

Former Bodleian shelfmarks: B 10. 14 [Th.]; B 4. 5 Th.; B 12. 18 Linc.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 4.23.

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