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Summary Catalogue no.: 24438
Johannes a Sancto Geminiano, Sermones quadragesimales; Germany (in part Erfurt), c. 1442
Schneyer III.734-41, nos. 155-242; the end of 165 and the beginning of 166 lost. As pr. Convivium quadragesimale (Cologne, 1612).
Not listed by Schneyer; ed. 1612, pp. 643-644.
Not listed by Schneyer; ed. 1612, pp. 687-692.
Schneyer, no. 243
Not listed by Schneyer; ed. 1612, pp. 702-717
Schneyer, no. 244
Schneyer, no. 245
Not listed by Schneyer; ed. 1612, pp. 750-751[bis]
Not listed by Schneyer; ed. 1612, pp. 751[bis]-756[bis]
Not listed by Schneyer; ed. 1612, pp. 756[bis]-68
Not listed by Schneyer; ed. 1612, pp. 769-74
Sermons 1-58 numbered in arabic and roman. Marginal notes marking divisions of the sermons and cited authorities.
Additional notes in later hands, fols. 35r, 61, 74r, 91r-v, etc.
Rest of fol. 156vb blank.
Later note, fol. 1r, 'Sermones isti scripsit Matheus de Cracouia'.
2 cols., c. 40-46 lines
Mostly the work of two scribes, (a) fols. 1ra-108vb (b) fols. 109ra-161v, Johannes Czesaris; a third scribe seems to appear briefly on fols. 153vb-154ra.
Scribe a, cursiva
Scribe b, hybrida (loopless cursive)
Red initials, mostly 2-3 lines, sometimes with simple 'arabesque' or 'silhouette' decoration.
Rubrication of fols. 1-108 apparently unfinished.
Contemporary binding of white whittawed skin over boards; clasps lost; formerly chained from the top of the back board. Contemporary contents label on the front cover, with pressmark E 1.
Provenance and Acquisition
Colophon, fol. 161vb, referring to fols. 109-161, but fols. 1-108 are evidently contemporary.
Erfurt, unidentified religious house: ‘Liber conuentus Erfford' Held'ug' (Heldrug'?)’ (fol. 1r); pressmark ‘E 1’ on the binding.
Not identifiable in the sale catalogue of Friedrich Gottlieb Julius von Bülow.
Presented to the Bodleian Library by his sons and received in 1857.
Last Substantive Revision
2020-07-02: New draft description for Polonsky German.