Exeter College MS. 2
Jacobus de Voragine, Sermones; England, s. xiv2/4
Pr. Cologne 1467–9 (Hain-Copinger 6540). Kaeppeli, 2156; Schneyer, iii. 221–35.
Because of the loss of two leaves our text is interrupted between fols. 180/181 in the sermon for the 18th Sunday after Trinity, from Pavia 1499 edn. 152vb/29 to fol. 154rb/26, in the first sermon for the 19th Sunday after Trinity.
Fol. 219v is blank.
Pr. Brescia 1491 (BMC vii. 976). Kaeppeli, 2157. Schneyer, iii. 238–46.
Two columns, 50–53 lines. Ruled in crayon.
Anglicana but with secretary a and g and both anglicana and secretary r. Punctuation is by low point and virgula.
Illuminated bar-frame borders on fols. 1r and 220r, Alexander and Temple, no. 382, but not mutilated as they state although the border on fol. 1r is rubbed and damaged at the edges.
A six-line illuminated initial is at the beginning of both tables, and throughout there are rubrics, three-line blue lombards flourished red, and red and blue paraphs. Lemmata are underlined in red.
Sewn on five bands. Standard Exeter binding: simple and quite elegant, calf over millboards, the calf bearing blind decoration of a floral type, early 19th century.
Provenance and Acquisition
There are some 15th-century marginalia in crayon. It is not known when or how the book reached Exeter. It is recorded in neither Ecloga nor in CMA but may nevertheless have been in the College during the medieval period: see Introduction, pp. xxii–xxiii.
Exeter library identifications are, on the front pastedown, bookplate 3, on which is ‘173–H–11’. On the pastedown itself are ‘Ex: Coll: Oxon: Q6–2 Gall’ (deleted) and ‘Coxe Cat. no. 2’.
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Funding of Cataloguing
Conversion of the printed catalogue to TEI funded by the Rector and Fellows of Exeter College.
Last Substantive Revision
2020-04-29: First online publication