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Bod-Inc: S-239

Soccus, Frater Ord. Cisterciensis

Sermones de tempore.


Analysis of Content

[*1v] [Alphabetical list of contents.] A subject list of contents for the winter part, with reference to the sermon number.

[a1r] Soccus, Frater Ord. Cisterciensis: Sermones de tempore [pars hyemalis]. ‘Prologus'. Incipit: ‘  “[E]xurge a mortuis et illuminabit te Cristus” [Eph 5,14]. Cogitaui(!) michi quod deum patrem peccatis meis grauiter offenderim . . .’ See Schneyer, Repertorium, I nos 1-131. The author of the ‘sermones Socci' may be Conradus de Brundelsheim (†1321), OCist., Abbot of Heilbronn (1282-1321), as assigned by GW and Schneyer, or the Cistercian Johannes Bott (or Bottis) of the convent of Marienrode; see R. Bauerreis, ‘Wer ist d. mal. Prediger ‘Soccus'?', Studien und Mitteilungen zur Geschichte des Benedektinerordens, 65 (1953-4), 75-80; and VL V 147-53.

[p2v] Soccus, Frater Ord. Cisterciensis: Sermones per Quadragesimam. Incipit: ‘Qui per quadragesimam diebus singulis uoluerit predicare . . .’ Inserted after sermon no. 92 [93 in Schneyer].

[y1v] [Explicit.] ‘Pars uidelicet hyemalis sermonum Succi de tempore intitulatorum quia de succo et de medulla sacre pagine stilo sub obscuro sunt extracti finit feliciter'.

[y2r] Soccus, Frater Ord. Cisterciensis: Sermones de tempore [pars aestivalis]. Incipit: ‘[A]lleluia. Dicit Gregorius qui ad uere predicationis uerba se preparat . . .’ See Schneyer I nos 132-266.

[S5r] [Alphabetical list of contents.] A subject list of contents for the summer part, with reference to the sermon number.


Imprint: [Augsburg: Anton Sorg], 23 June 1476. Folio.


Collation: [*10 a10+1 b c10 d–g8.10 h i8 k10 l8+1 m10+1 n10 o6 p8 q–t10.6 v8 x–z A–D10 E12-2 F G10 H8 I–Q10 R8 S10+1].

Illustrations: Woodcut initials.


ISTC: is00587000

GW: GW 7408;

Hain: HR 14827;

Goff: Goff S‑587;

BMC: BMC II 343;

Proctor: Pr 1646;

Others: BSB‑Ink C‑519; Sack, Freiburg, 1086; Sheppard 1233.

LCN: 14124841


Copy number: S-239(1)

Binding: Contemporary German (Augsburg, Benedictines, SS. Ulricus and Afra, Kyriß workshop no. 2) blind-tooled leather over wooden boards. Circular metal bosses and centre-piece, clasps and catches lost. Formerly chained: staple-marks of a hasp at head of lower cover. Triple fillets form a triple frame. Within the outer frame a repeated rosette stamp on the upper cover, a palmette on the lower cover. Within the following frame a repeated lozenge-shaped fleur-le-lis stamp on both covers. Triple fillets divide the inner rectangle into four rectangular compartments, each subdivided by diagonal triple fillets into four triangular compartments, each decorated with a lozenge-shaped double-headed eagle stamp on the upper cover, a square rosette stamp and a drop-shaped fantastic bird stamp on the lower cover; see Kyriß pl. 3 nos 1, 3-5. Contemporary manuscript title in brown ink on a rectangular parchment label at the head of the upper cover. Seventeenth/eighteenth-century manuscript title in brown ink on a rectangular paper label at the head of the spine. Strips from a thirteenth-century noted manuscript and from a later document are visible in the binding. Pieces of paper with contemporary manuscript notation in brown ink are pasted on the front and rear pastedown.

Size: 410 × 285 × 105 mm.

Size of leaf: 395 × 276 mm.

The following contemporary authorship note in the upper margin of [a1r]: ‘Auctor huius operis votatus Conradus monachus Fontis Salutis vulgariter Hailbrunn or. Cisterciensis'. Occasional marginal notes, mainly providing corrections to the text and adding ‘nota' marks, in the same contemporary hand.

Woodcut initials are coloured in red, or occasionally in blue; paragraph marks and capital strokes also in red.

Provenance: Wessobrunn, Bavaria, Benedictines, S. Petrus [et Paulus]; inscription on [*1r]: ‘In usum Fratrum Wessobrunnensium'. Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; Munich shelfmark, Inc. typ. No. 674 (number in brown ink on a small rectangular paper label near the head of the spine) and ‘Duplum' in brown ink on the front endleaf; also the duplicate number ‘2458' in pencil on the rear endleaf. Acquired between 1847 and c.1892, probably in 1850; not in Catalogus (1843) with Appendix.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 5Q inf. 1.4.

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