London, South Kensington
18 November 2003
PETRUS DE PALUDE (pseudo-). Sermones thesauri novi de tempore et de sanctis, Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 18th February 1487. Volume II only (of 2). Chancery 2° (278 x 204mm). Collation: aa8 bb-zz \\i\\i Aa-Mm6 Nn8. 225 leaves (of 226; lacks last blank). 55 lines and head-lines, double column. Gothic types 9:165 (headlines and headings); 8:84 (text). Capital spaces, a few with guide-letters. Opening 16-line initial illuminated by a contemporary Nuremberg artist, rubricated in red with Lombard initials and paragraph marks. (Few headlines cropped, mostly marginal browning and light waterstaining, Bb1-Ee2 with small marginal defect, light marginal worming.) 18th-century vellum over boards (some chipping and splitting to spine). Provenance: Estelle Doheny (morocco bookplate; purchased from Dawson's Bookshop, Los Angeles, 1 August 1941) -- donated to SMS 1941.
Known as the Thesaurus novus in the numerous incunable editions, this popular collection of sermons became attributed in the sixteenth century to the fourteenth-century French Dominican Petrus de Palude. BMC II, 431 (IB. 7384); Proctor 2112; Goff P-507.
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