JOHANNES GALLENSIS (d. 1303). Summa collationum, sive Communiloquium. Augsburg: Anton Sorg, 1475.
Chancery 2o (320 x 210 mm). Collation: [110(4+1) 2-610 7-128.10 1310 14-1910.8 208(6+1); 2110 228] (1/1 blank, 1/2r table, 1/5r prologue, 1/8r part I, 9/1r part II, 20/8r colophon, 20/8v blank; 21/1r alphabetical table, 22/8 blank). 206 leaves. 38 lines and headines. Type: 1:103G; large Maiblumen capitals 1a, small outline capitals 2. Rubricator's title on 1/2r, the printed initials filled with red, rubricated with red capital strokes, paragraph signs and underlines. Contemporary manuscript quiring visible in lower right corners of rectos in the first half of each quire. (A few smudges from the print shop, a few tiny wormholes mostly to blank margins.) Modern leather over original wooden boards, preserving a number of deckle edges; original plaited leather endbands, index tabs of tawed leather in white, red, and blue; vellum sewing guards cut from a manuscript in large gothic textura script, the pastedowns each a full leaf from a romanesque liturgical manuscript with oratorical neumes (front pastedown removed leaving considerable offset to the board.)
Provenance: Bamberg, Benedictines of Michaelsberg (17th century inscription on 1/2r) -- George Dunn of Woolley Hall near Maidenhead: bookplate -- Ames Elwin Millard: bookplate -- unidentified embossed armorial bookplate depicting a fox rampant decorated with ermines, three stars above -- Albert Ehrman, Broxbourne Library: bookplates and markings: sale, Sotheby's London, 14 November 1977, lot 29.
Third edition, after those printed in Cologne by Ulrich Zel and Arnold Ther Hoernen. The work is a collection of extracts intended to provide moral lessons and examples for the edification of men in all walks of life. It was intended as an aid for preachers.
H 7442*; BMC II, 342 (IB. 5793); BSB-Ink. I-575; CIBN J-222; Harvard/Walsh 558-559; Pr 1644; Goff J-330.