Leonardus de Utino: Sermones de sanctis.

[Augsburg: Monastery of SS. Ulrich and Afra], 1474.
Fol. 1-1110 12-138 146 15-2110 224 (22/3+1) 23-3510 368 37-4410 458]. [433] leaves, the first blank.
ISTC il00154000; Goff L154; BMC II 339 (IB. 5754); Bod-inc L-081.

Accession number: 167525
Note: 27/9 and 27/10 (ff. 256 and 257) are blank leaves, with a contemporary manuscript catchword on 27/8v (f. 255v) directing the reader to 28/1r (f. 258), and with a contemporary annotation on 27/9r (f. 256r) “h[ic] n[on] est defectus ... verte duo folia ...”.
Note: Stub showing between 22/1 (f. 203) and 22/2 (f. 204); catchword “pignus” added in manuscript on 22/1v linking to the first word on 22/2r.
Note: In this copy, the final gathering consists of eight leaves (without a final blank), rather than the nine leaves called for in BMC and Bod-inc.
Provenance: William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow: source unknown.
Stirling’s Public Library (now part of the Mitchell Library), Glasgow: bookplate on front pastedown inscribed “A Donation from Wm. Euing Esq”.
Binding: 16th-century blind tooled-pigskin over wooden boards. The front cover is decorated with a single fillet to form three concentric rectangles; the inner rectangle is decorated with a pattern formed from a star-shaped stamp repeated in rows, with a rosette at each corner of the rectangle; the second rectangle is decorated with a lozenge-shaped floral stamp and a stamp of a bunch of three flowers, with a rosette at each corner; the outer rectangle is decorated with a pear-shaped foliate stamp and a floral stamp, with a rosette at each corner. Single fillets intersecting in the centre of the rear cover form eight triangular-shaped compartments, which are decorated with the stamp of a bunch of three flowers seen on the front cover and with a rosette stamp at the central intersection and at the terminal points of the fillets. Evidence of two clasps - both now lost. Spine compartments tooled with the same pattern as the inner rectangle of the front cover; 19th-century red leather title label added to spine; 19th-century endpapers; vellum manuscript guards visible in the middle of each gathering. Size: 324 x 225 mm.
Leaf size: 313 x 216 mm.
Annotations: Occasional marginal annotations in 16th-century hands in red and in brown ink; early signatures visible in many gatherings; 19th-century numbers “2004” in ink, “S121”, “352” and “5030” all in pencil, initials “J M B” in purple ink on front pastedown or bookplate; 19th-century number “No 3” in pencil on rear pastedown.
Decoration: Initials, paragraph marks, capital strokes and underlining in red in gatherings 1-3, thereafter intermittently; running headings in red in gatherings 1-2, occasionally in other sections.
Imperfections: None.

Leonardus de Utino: Sermones de sanctis - Manuscript catchword