Sermones de sanctis.

Accession number: 
PML 21116
Hugo, de Prato Florido.
Heidelberg : [Printer of Lindelbach (Heinrich Knoblochtzer)], 21 January 1485.
[286] leaves ; 30 x 20 cm. (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Purchased by J.P. Morgan, Jr., 1920.

Title from half-title page (leaf a1r): Sermones. Hugonis de prato florido de Sanctis.
Colophon (leaf L8r): Sermones perutiles de sanctis p[er] anni circulum fratris Hugonis de prato florido Ordinis sancti Dominici sectatoris faustissime finiunt. Impressi Heydelberge Anno dominici natalis M.cccc.lxxxv.xii. kalendas februarias.
Printed in types 1:180G and 2:90G assigned to Knoblochtzer.
Collation: a-c⁸ d-f⁶ g-i⁸ k⁶ l⁸ m⁶ n⁸ o⁶ p-r⁸ [2r⁶] [tall-s]⁸ s-v⁶ u⁸ x-y⁶ z⁸ [et]⁶ [con]⁸ A-B⁶ C-D⁸ E⁶ F-G⁸ H-K⁶ L⁸ [M-N⁶]: 286 leaves.
Paper format: Chancery folio
The true author is Evrardus de Valle Scholarum (GW).
PML copy leaf dimensions: 28.5 x 19.6 cm.
PML Checklist assigns the printer to Johann and Conrad Hist with a doubtful question mark.

Contemporary blind-stamped German pigskin over wooden boards (30 x 20 cm.), sewn on 4 supports, bindery unidentified (stamps include a "Maria" scroll, fleur-de-lis, heart pierced by arrow, foliate ornament); repaired by Duprez Lahey. Plain paper fly leaves and manuscript waste (14th/early-15th century, liturgical manuscript including baptismal rite) used as hinge reinforcement; decorative endbands. 2 clasps.

Hand decoration: Rubricated, red lombards, paragraph marks, and L-brackets. Annotations: Contemporary marginal notations throughout. Manuscript quire numbers in gutter of first folios and note on half-title page indicating 41 quires in volume.

Rufus Leighton, anonymous gift inscription, 24 Feb. 1865 (leaf L8v); Nell Rose Wheeler and Charles Van Cise Wheeler (b. 1866), bookplate (inside front board); J.P. Morgan, Jr. (1867-1943), purchased from Giuseppe Martini, Aug. 1920.