Registrum sermonu[m] et de t[em]p[or]e et de s[an]c[tis] cu[m] co[m]muni sanctoru[m] ad populu[m] d[omi]ni Boneue[n]ture cardinalis.

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PML 21129
Bonaventure, Saint, Cardinal, approximately 1217-1274.
Zwollis impressum : [Johannes de Vollenhoe], Millesimo quadringentesimo septuagesimonono [1479].
[344] leaves ; 29 cm (fol.)
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Purchased by J.P. Morgan, Jr., 1920.

Title from incipit of register, leaf [1]/2r.
Imprint from colophon, leaf [43]/4v: Ventura bona doce[n]tis seraphici doctoris Bonaventure sacrosancte Röne [sic] ecclesie Cardinalis dignissimi de tempore simul et sanctis perfructuosum opus. Zwollis impressum: Feliciter explicit. Anno domini Millesimo quadringentesimo septuagesimonono.
Printed in Vollenhoe's type 2:103G.
Signatures: [1¹⁰ 2-42⁸ 43⁶]: 344 leaves, leaves [1]/1, [2]/1 and [43]/5-6 blank.
Paper format: Chancery folio.
Often regarded as a variant of Camp-Kron I 336a (e.g. by Goff, Proctor and GW). Formerly assigned to Peter van Os (cf. HPT).
Sometimes erroneously attributed to Hugo de Sancto Caro (Goff). The author of the great majority of the sermons is in reality Servasanctus Faventinus (CIBN).
PML copy leaf dimensions: 28 x 20.6 cm.
PML copy 3 leaves: [1]/1, [2]/1 and [43]/6 (blanks) and [12]/4.5; quire [11] originally missing and supplied in contemporary manuscript (written on paper with gothic-p with flower surmount watermark (57x15 mm, 24 mm between chainlines), later supplied in print from another, shorter copy with manuscript signature l; leaf [12]/4.5 originally replaced with [11]/4.5.

Contemporary Lower Rhine (Netherlandish or German, near Münster?) blind-stamped calf over wooden boards (29 x 21 cm), sewn on 4 supports; rebacked. Plain paper pastedowns and endleaves; plain endbands. 2 clasps, missing.

Hand decoration: Contemporary rubrication, red initials, paragraph marks, and capital strokes. Annotations: No marginal notations in text. Contemporary alpha-numeric manuscript signatures.

William Morris (1834-1896), Kelmscott House, Hammersmith, booklabel (front pastedown); Richard Bennett (1849-1930), purchased Morris's library in August 1896 and then sold off the duplicates, Sotheby's, 5 Dec. 1898, lot 312, to Heppinstal for £2.17.0; unidentified inscription: "r aq lo" (leaf [1]/2r); George Dunn (1864-1912), Woolley Hall, Maidenhead, booklabel (front pastedown), notes and price code: [delta alpha lambda], purchased July 1899 (front endleaf 1 recto), his sale, Sotheby's, part II, 2 Feb. 1914, lot 868, for £4.10.0 to: W.J. Leighton (of J. & J. Leighton), his sale, Sotheby's 13 May 1919, lot 968 for £4.10.0; J.P. Morgan, Jr. (1867-1943), purchased from Giuseppe Martini, Aug. 1920.