Herolt, Johannes: Sermones Discipuli de tempore et de sanctis cum promptuario exemplorum et miraculis Beatae Mariae Virginis.


Cologne:  [Ulrich Zel], 7 Mar. 1474.
Fol.   Part I (Sermones de tempore):  [1-210 3412 5-1310 148 15-2610 278 286 29-4410 458 4610 47-5210 538 546].   [524] leaves, the first and last blank.   Part II (Sermones de sanctis):  [1-1410].   [140] leaves, the last blank.   Part III (Promptuarium exemplorum):  [1-610 78 8-1710 186].   [174] leaves.   Part IV (Promptuarium de miraculis BVM):  [1-310 46].   [36] leaves.
ISTC ih00098000;  Goff H98;  GW 12340.

GW records two other Zell editions (GW 12342 & 12345) and mixed copies are known;  this copy conforms exactly to GW 12340.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bf.3.9 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Antwerp, Augustinian Canonesses of Faconshof:  inscription on 1/2r of Part II “Facons”.
Louis-Léon-Félicité, duc de Brancas de Lauraguais (1733-1824):  lot 69 in Guillaume de Bure, 'Catalogue d’une collection de livres choisis, provenans du cabinet de M***' (Paris:  1770) - there attributed to Leonardus de Utino (see Annotations).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  purchased by Hunter at the Brancas de Lauraguais sale through his agent, Peter Molini, for 36 livres 19 sous;  see Molini’s bill to Hunter (University of Glasgow Library, Hunter Papers H214).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Be.7.18”.
Binding: France, 18th-century red morocco, covers decorated with a border of triple gold fillets, a small gold fleuron at each corner and eight larger ornaments at the corners and edges, and with the Brancas de Lauraguais arms in gilt in the centre of each cover;  gold-tooled-spine;  marbled endpapers;  gilt-edged leaves;  red silk bookmark;  at the front are inserted four leaves of paper which have been pricked and ruled in double columns;  two similar leaves are inserted at the rear.   Size:  295 x 217 mm.
Leaf size: 288 x 209 mm.
Annotations: Early signatures;  gatherings of Parts II-IV numbered “2”-“37” in an 18th-century hand in extreme inner lower corner of first leaf recto (the two groupings of ruled leaves at the front and rear being designated as “1” and “38” respectively);  18th-century title “Sermones Leon: de Utino de Sanctis. editio Primaria” on verso of fourth leaf of ruled paper at front of volume.
Decoration: Four-line initial “L” on 1/2r of Part II supplied in red, blue and reserved white with purple pen-work decoration extending into the inner margin;  other initials throughout supplied in red or in red with reserved white;  paragraph marks and initial strokes in red throughout.
Imperfections: Wanting Part I.

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