Herolt, Johannes: Sermones Discipuli de tempore et de sanctis cum promptuario exemplorum et miraculis Beatae Mariae Virginis.
Basel: Nicolaus Kesler, 2 Mar. 1486.
Fol. A8 B-C6 D-R8.6 S-T8 V-Z6.8 Aa-Hh6.8 Ii-Ll6 a-f8.6 g-i8 k-r6.8 s-v8.  leaves (236 and 382 blank).
Woodcut printer’s device.
In four parts: A) Sermones de tempore; B) Sermones de sanctis; C) Promptuarium exemplorum; D) Promptuarium de miraculis BVM.
ISTC ih00113000; Goff H113; GW 12359.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll BD9-b.9 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Provenance:||Conradus Brunigk (15th century): partially read inscription (scored through) on A1r “Comparatus a Conrado brunigk plebano [...] digno in Bronaw [...] etiam posside[re] vt spero iuste”.
Johannes Heyne (fl. 1497): inscription in red ink on v7v “Anno d[omi]ni M.cccc xcvij Ven[erabi]lis d[omi]n[u]s Joha[n]nes Heyne vicari[us] altaris s[an]c[t]or[um] pri[n]cipu[m] ap[osto]lor[um] Petri et pauli fidelissim[us] fautor et amic[us] n[oste]r sincerissim[us] q[ui] vltra vigi[n]ti a[n]nos i[n] abse[n]tia p[rae]p[osi]ti p[ro]curauit et rexit vice p[rae]p[osi]ti curia[m] mon[aste]rij n[ost]ri Medi[n]g[ensis] cu[m] m[u]lto labore ... Et n[un]c i[n] signu[m] p[rae]cipui fauoris et dil[e]ctio[n]is qua[m] specialit[er] habuit ad Co[n]gregatione[m] n[ost]ram donauit nobis libru[m] hu[n]c ob p[er]petua[m] sua[m] me[m]oria[m] ...”.
Medingen, near Lüneburg (Westphalia), Cistercian nunnery of BVM and St Maurice: inscription in red ink on A2r “Liber S[an]c[t]e Marie virg[in]is s[an]c[t]iq[ue] Mauricij in Meding[ense]”.
Joachimus Godersen (1610-1677), decanus and thesaurius, Hamburg Cathedral: inscription on A1r “In augmentum Bibliothecae Rev: Capitul: Hambergen[sis] dono d[e]d[i]t Joachimus Godersen [...] 1648 15 v[idelicet] Maij”.
Hamburg, Cathedral Chapter: see above.
William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow: source unknown; early Euing inventory number “No 61” in pencil on front pastedown.
University of Glasgow: presented by Euing in 1872 according to one of two University Library bookplates on front pastedown.
|Binding:||Germany, 15th/16th-century blind-tooled calf over bevelled wooden boards; covers decorated with intersecting double fillets to form a centre panel bordered by two frames; the panel is divided by a double fillet into lozenge and triangular-shaped compartments, which are decorated with a circular stamp of a long-necked bird (a swan?), two different circular stamps containing an eagle, and a small circular stamp containing a six-pointed star; the inner frame is decorated with a circular stamp of a six-petalled flower within a shield and an oblong ‘ihesus’ stamp; the outer frame (on the front cover only) has a single rectagular stamp of a lion(?) at its lower edge; the spine is undecorated; evidence of two clasps with catch plates on rear board, both now lost; numerous pink-stained tabs in the Exempla (quires i-s); binding repaired in the 19th century, given new endpapers (originals not preserved), and a red leather title label added to spine. Size: 360 × 240 mm.|
|Leaf size:||348 x 235 mm.|
|Annotations:||Occasional marginal annotations and “nota” marks in a 15th/16th-century hand in red ink; the text of the missing leaves t1.8 has been supplied in manuscript, in a 15th/16th-century hand, on two inserted leaves of paper, with text in two columns and with initials and capital strokes added in red; frequent marginal numbering of passages of text and underlining in pencil in a 19th-century hand; 17th-century(?) number “2S”(?) on v8v.|
|Decoration:||On D1r an eighteen-line initial “E” with foliate decoration in shades of purple and white is set on a rectangular ground decorated with a foliate pattern in shades of green and black; other initials throughout supplied in red or in red with reserved white, some with marginal flourishes; paragraph marks and capital strokes supplied throughout in red; a crown in red ink is set above the printer’s device on v7v and the two shields of the device are outlined in red.|
|Imperfections:||Wanting bifolium t1.8.|