Registrum sermonum op[er]is dan de sa[n]ctis.

Accession number: 
PML 127306
Jordan, von Quedlinburg, approximately 1299-1380.
[Strasbourg] : [Heinrich Knoblochtzer?], [not after 1479]
[248] leaves ; 40.5 cm (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Purchased on the Fellows Fund as the gift of Julia P. Wightman, 1992

Title from caption, leaf [1]/2r.
Incipit caption, leaf [2]/1r: Incipit opus de sanctis.
Imprint from ISTC.
Printed in Knoblchtzer's type 2:102G (but with different R).
A copy in München BSB has a buyer's inscription dated 1479. P. Needham (Sotheby's NY, 17-18 June 1992, 24) dates the edition about 1476; dated not after 1481 by BMC and others. Ascribed by Proctor to the Printer of Henricus Ariminensis (Georg Reyser).
Collation: [1⁸; 2-6¹⁰ 7⁶ 8-10¹⁰ 11⁶ 12-18¹⁰ 19⁸ 20-26¹⁰]: 248 leaves, leaf [1]/1 blank.
Paper format: Royal folio.
Woodcut initials.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 40.2 x 29.3 cm.

15th-century German (Augsburg?) blind-tooled calf over wooden (beech) boards (40.5 x 30 cm), sewn on 6 supports from unidentified bindery (stamps include a Basilisk and square rosette, and a banderole with inscription "O mater dei ma"); spine covering missing and sewing supports detached from boards. Plain paper pastedowns. 2 clasps, missing; evidence of chain hasp on top edge of rear board.
Variant Title: 

Sermonum operis dan de sanctis.


Hand decoration: Contemporary rubrication, red initials (where required), red highlighting on woodcut initials, capital strokes, and underlining. Annotations: No marginal notations in text. Manuscript quire signatures (1[us], 2[us], terci[us], etc. at gutter) with folio numbered and catchwords.

Georg Kloss (1787-1854), bookplate (front pastedown), his sale, Sotheby's, 7 May 1835, lot 2202; unidentified inscription, in red crayon: lot 258 (front pastedown); Pierpont Morgan Library, purchased on the Fellows Fund as the gift of Julia P. Wightman, 1992.