4 June 2008
THE PROPERTY OF A RELIGIOUS INSTITUTION
JACOBUS DE VORAGINE (c.1230-98). Sermones de tempore. [Cologne: Conrad Winters, de Homborch, not after 1478].
Chancery 2° (283 x 208mm). Collation: [112 2-310 4-58 6-710 88 9-1010 118 12-1310 146 15-1610 178 18-1910 206 21-2210 238 24-2510 268 27-2810 298 30-3110 328 33-3510 3612] (1/1r blank, 1/1v tabula, 1/10v blank, 2/1r blank, 2/1v prologue, 2/22 text, 36/12 blank) 337 (of 338, without final blank) leaves. 38-39 lines, double column. Type: 1:99G. 6-line illuminated historiated initial of a saint opening text, foliate border extending to top and bottom margins, 3- to 6-line initials and paragraph marks alternating in red and blue, yellow capital strokes, ms. guide-letters and quiring occasionally visible. (Corner of one leaf torn with a little loss.) Contemporary Cologne blind-tooled calf over thick wooden boards, sides panelled with central diapered compartment, tooled with flower-head and fleur-de-lis (rubbed, rebacked, small sections of leather replaced, front hinge cracking). Provenance: Tournai, Jacobus [-] and Arnoldus de Porulus (contemporary inscription preserved on front pastedown) -- Daniel Canon Rock (bookplate).
C 6540; BMC I, 247 (IB. 4104); Bod-Inc. J-78; Goff J-193.
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