Sermones aurei ac pulcherrimi variis scriptuarum doctrinis referti de sanctis per anni totius circulum concurrentibus.

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PML 63296
Jacobus, de Voragine, approximately 1229-1298.
[Cologne] : [Conrad Winters, de Homborch], [approximately 1478]
40.5 cm (fol.)
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Purchased on the Lathrop C. Harper C-1 Fund, 1973.

Title from caption, leaf [1]/2r: Sermones aurei ac pulcherrimi variis scriptuaru[m] doctrinis referti de sa[n]ctis p[er] anni toti[us] circulu[m] co[n]currentib[us]: editi aute[m] a venerabili viro Jacobo Voraginis ordinis p[re]dicato[rum] quo[n]da[m] e[pisco]po Janue[n]si incipiu[n]t felicit[er].
Imprint from ISTC.
Printed in Winters' type 1:99G.
Collation: [1¹⁰ 2-21¹⁰/⁶/¹⁰/⁸ 22¹⁰ 23⁶ 24¹⁰]: 206 leaves, leaf [24]/10 blank.
Paper format: Royal folio.
Fol. 2a known in two settings: cf. Voull(K) 628a and b (Goff).
PML copy leaf dimensions: 39 x 28.5 cm.

15th-century German blind-stamped calf over wooden boards (40.5 x 29 cm), sewn on 5 supports, bound in Coesfeld (Coesfeld I-O workshop (Münster Fraterhaus), EBDB w000204, active 1470-80); repaired and rebacked. Modern pastedowns with previous pastedowns as endleaves; previous spine covering preserved in rear pastedown. 2 clasps.

Hand decoration: Contemporary Coesfeld rubrication, red initials, paragraph marks, and capital strokes; primary initial with penwork decoration (leaf [1]/2r). Annotations: Some contemporary marginal notations in text in first few quires only. Contemporary manuscript alpha-numeric signatures, mainly trimmed.

Ignatz Johann von und zur Mühlen (1735-1809), armorial bookplate, with inscription: "Ad Bibl. I. I. zur Mühlen" (leaf [1]/1r); Georg Kloss (1787-1854), bibliographic notes (front endleaf verso), his sale, Sotheby's, 7 May 1835, lot 3998; Pierpont Morgan Library, purchased from John Fleming on the Lathrop C. Harper C-1 Fund, Jan. 1973.