Sermones de tempore et de sanctis.

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PML 20692
Albertus, Magnus, Saint, 1193?-1280.
Augsburg : Johann Wiener, [1476-1479]
[12] i-CCli [1] leaves ; 34 cm (fol.)
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Purchased by J.P. Morgan, Jr., 1917.

According to J.B. Schneyer, Repertorium der lateinischen Sermones des Mittelalters ... (Münster, 1969) I pp. 114-22, the Sermones are not by Albertus Magnus. This edition contains 52 sermones de sanctis (cf Hillard).
Bearer type visible on leaves [1]/12v and [16]/6v.
Collation: [1¹² 2-25¹⁰ 26¹²]: 264 leaves, leaves [1]/1 and [26]/12 blank.
Dated about 1476-79 by Hillard from the use of the type 119G. GW and CIBN date about 1478-80.
First colophon (leaf Ciiir): Sermones notabiles [et] formales magistri Alberti magni ordinis predicator[um] de t[em]p[or]e et de sanctis per totius anni circulum. ac etiam bene registrati s[ummu]m alphabeti ordine[m]. Impressi per Joha[n]nem wienner in Augusta finiunt feliciter.
Paper format: Chancery folio
PML copy leaf dimensions: 31.5 x 21 cm
Printed in Wiener's type 2:199G.
Printed woodcut initials.
Second colophon (leaf [26]/11v): Sermones de tempore Alberti magni p[er] Johannem wienner Auguste impressi. Finiu[n]t feliciter.
Title derived from register incipit (leaf [1]/2r): Regist[rum] in sermones alberti magni de tempore et de sanctis.

Contemporary Austrian blind-stamped leather over wooden boards (34.5 x 22 cm), sewn on 3 supports by the "Art Linz-Suben" workshop localized to Linz (EBDB w002889/S-S II, 156), active circa 1475. Plain paper pastedowns and fly leaves. 4 corner and 1 central boss on each board. 2 clasps, wanting. Quire guards made from multiple manuscripts.

Hand decoration: Rubricated, some lombards unrealized (guide letters) but some sketched in with graphite or incised, red capital strokes, L-brackets with curls, and underlining. Annotations: No marginal notations in text save a few 18th-century notations at Sermo de tempore xlvi (leaves [21]/7r-8v). Manuscript numerical quire numbers at bottom gutter edge.

Lienz (Tyrol), Carmelite monastery, inscription: "Carmeli Leontini 1778" (leaf [1]/2r) and shelf mark: B 60 (leaf [1]/1r); Joseph Johann Oberhueber (1745-1824), armorial booklabel (front pastedown); George Dunn (1864-1912), Woolley Hall, Maidenhead, booklabel (front pastedown) and price code: [chi epsilon], purchased May 1899 (leaf [1]/1r); his sale, Sotheby's, 22 Nov. 1917, lot 1755, to Quaritch for Morgan; J.P. Morgan, Jr. (1867-1943), purchased Nov. 1917.