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Bod-Inc: P-027


Sermones ‘Parati' de tempore et de sanctis.


Analysis of Content

A1r [Title-page.]

A2r Sermones ‘Parati' de tempore et de sanctis. ‘Paratus de tempore continens euangeliorum de tempore expositiones necnon de tempore epistolarum sermones incipit feliciter.’ Incipit: ‘  “[P]aratus est iudicare viuos et mortuos  “ [I Pt 4,5]. In verbis istis describitur ultimus aduentus Domini . . .’ See Schneyer, Repertorium, IV nos 1-254; VL VII 303-4.

A1v [Sermo ii de tempore.] Incipit: ‘  “[P]repara te in occursum dei tui  “ [Am 4,12]. In verbis propositis hortatur nos . . .’ Inserted between nos 1 and 2.

x4v [Table of contents.]


Imprint: [Speier: Peter Drach, c.1492]. Folio.


Collation: A–K8. L8 M–R6 n8 o6 p6 q8 r–x6.

Leaves: 166 leaves, 108 blank.


ISTC: ip00102000

Hain: H *12399;

Goff: Goff P‑102;

Proctor: Pr 2390;

Others: Sheppard 1732.

LCN: 14443128


Copy number: P-027(1)

For this copy see Coates–Jensen 256, no. 25.

Wanting the blank leaf R6. A2 signed A1.

Binding: Contemporary English blind-tooled calf, rebacked. Triple fillets form a double frame. Within the outer frame, a roll of flowers enclosed within lozenge-shaped rope. On the inner rectangle four rolls are impressed in vertical stripes: two different rolls: the four-petalled flower roll and a smaller version of the same. Sheppard refers to Oldham, Blind-stamped Bindings, pl. xxxix, roll 597(?), but this seems not to be correct. The binding may be a remboîtage.

Size: 267 × 196 × 35 mm.

Size of leaf: 262 × 182 mm.

Manuscript note by Douce on a slip of paper now pasted onto front endleaf.

Provenance: John Veyzey (fifteenth/sixteenth century); inscription on A1r: ‘Dompnus Jhon veyzey monachus'. Robert Chapman (fl. 1489-1493); inscription on the same leaf: ‘huius monisterij de quo Ihesu haue marci yn hys sooll[ ] Amen quod Roberttus chepman Amen'. John Bury[ ](?) (sixteenth century?); signature on X6v. Francis Douce (1757-1834); see manuscript note above. Thomas Combe (1797-1872). Acquired in 1845 from Combe; see inserted letter to Dr Bandinel, dated 21 May 1845: ‘I bought this copy of Paratus at a Bookseller's in Oxford. It evidently has belonged to Douce, whether it formed part of your collection or escaped before I cannot say'. This book was apparently not part of Douce's bequest; see Catalogue of the Printed Books and Manuscripts bequeathed by Francis Douce . . . to the Bodleian Library, ed. H. Symonds et al. (Oxford, 1840).

SHELFMARK: Douce 311.

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