Auerbach, Johannes: Summa de sacramentis.
[Strassburg: Printer of Henricus Ariminensis (Georg Reyser?), not after 1474]
Fol. [110 2-58 610].  leaves.
ISTC ia01382000; Goff A1382; BMC I 78; Bod-inc A-615; GW 2854.
Printed in type (1:120G) ascribed to Georg Reyser by Ohly, and tentatively to Heinrich Eggestein by Paul Needham (Christie's, Doheny 19). Date from IGI; Goff dates ca. 1475.
The Summa de sacramentis is entered under Aurbach, Johannes, theologian, by ISTC and Goff who distinguish him from the writer of similar name, Auerbach, Johannes, jurist, author of Processus iudiciarius. And the two authors are also distinguished in GW - though there both have the identical spelling Auerbach. However, Bod-inc (A-496 and A-613-A-615, Index, p. 2756) treats the jurist and theologian as one and the same person, which is substantiated in the biographical entry “Urbach (Auerbach), Johannes” by Hartmut Boockmann in 'Die deutsche Literatur des Mittelalters: Verfasserlexicon', vol. 10 (1999), cols 117-121.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll BD7-c.1 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Bound with:||The second of two incunabula bound together. Bound with: Leonardus de Utino, Sermones de sanctis. [Cologne: Ulrich Zel], 1473.|
|Provenance:||Pelplin, Poland, Cistercians, S. Maria: inscription on 46/1r (f. 446r) of first item in volume “Liber B.M. in Polplin”.
Pelplin, Poland: Seminarium Episcopale: book label “Ex Bibliotheca Seminarii Clericalis Episcopalis Culmensis Pelplini” on 46/1r of first item in volume.
John Mozley Stark (fl. 1851-1888), bookseller, stationer, printer, and publisher, Hull & London: sold book to William Euing.
William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow: bought book from Stark 5 June 1854 according to Euing’s pencil acquisition note with price code “5. 6. 54 dg/. Stark” written on the book label of the Seminarium Episcopale; Euing’s inventory number in pencil “No 74” on front pastedown.
|Binding:||15th/16th-century blind-tooled calf over wooden boards; covers decorated with intersecting triple fillets to form an outer frame and a central panel; the panel is divided by triple intersecting fillets to produce a pattern of diamonds and triangles with a six-petalled flower stamp at each intersection and a separate triple-leaf stamp within each diamond and triangle; the frame is decorated with a repeated scroll-like tool and has the same flower stamp at each corner; remains of two clasps (with signs of catch plates on front board); evidence of manuscript strips used as guards; faded and indistinct manuscript title on upper edge of text block; signs of a deleted shelf-mark(?) on fore-edge; rebacked in 19th/20th century when original endpapers were replaced. Size: 315 x 222 mm.|
|Leaf size:||292 x 208 mm.|
|Annotations:||Evidence of early catchwords and numbering of gatherings (in the same hand as those supplied in the first item in the volume); paginated (not foliated) “1”-“101” from 1/2r - 6/10r in the same hand that supplied the foliation in the first item in the volume, and references to that pagination added to the index of chapters on 1/1v; chapter numbers “I”-“XVI” added in the same hand to that index; number “1-171” in pencil in a 19th-century hand on rear free endpaper; number “285/e2” in pencil on University Library bookplate (probably the job number relating to the reback).|
|Decoration:||Initials supplied in red or in red with reserved white, often with extensive marginal flourishes; capital strokes in red throughout; occasional paragraph marks and underlining in red.|