Aurei sermones toci[us] anni de temp[or]e et de sanctis cu[m] quadragesimali.

Accession number: 
PML 19276
Nider, Johannes, approximately 1380-1438.
[Reutlingen] : [Michael Greyff], [not after 1480]
[265] leaves ; 28 cm (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan, 1912.

Title from ISTC.
Incipit (leaf [1]/6v): Incipiunt aurei sermones toci[us] anni de temp[or]e et de sanctis cu[m] quadragesimali. pluribusq[ue] extravaga[n]tibus sermo[n]ibus. Sacre pagine eximii p[ro]fessoris magistri iohannis Nider ordinis p[re]dicato[rum]. Co[n]ventus Nure[m]bergensis.
Printed in Greyff's type 87aG (Otmar type 1).
Two copies in Munich BSB have ms dates 1480 (ISTC).
Collation: [1⁶ (+6*: Dominica prima) 2-18⁸ 19¹⁰; 20-22⁸ 23⁶; 24⁶ 25-26⁸ 27⁶ 28-33⁸ 34⁶]: 265 leaves, leaves [20]/1, [23]/6, and [34]/6 blank.
Paper format: Chancery folio
PML copy leaf dimensions: 28.6 x 20.5 cm.

Contemporary German quarter blind-stamped pigskin over beech boards (30 x 21 cm), sewn on 4 supports. Plain paper pastedowns and front fly leaf, rear pastedown has manuscript on reverse, partially visible: Humillimis orationibus proporreatis cum sedulitate fraterne dilectionis...; plain endbands. 2 clasps and bosses wanting. (Binding stamps not identified in EBDB; worn armorial stamp is similar to St. Emmeram Regensburg but doesn't match exactly.)

Hand decoration: Rubricated, red lombards and paragraph marks (P-type with extended top), foliate flourish at explicit. Annotations: No marginal notation in text. Some quires with manuscript numbers at bottom gutter margin.

Unidentified incomplete inscription (Scheyern? but doesn't fit known pattern): Iste liber est Beate Ma[ria] (front pastedown); Scheyern (Bavaria), BVM, Benedictines, inscriptions: Monasterii Schyrensis, 17th century (leaf [1]/1r, [1]/6+1r, [20]/2r, and [24]/5r) and acquisition code: q29 (front fly leaf recto); Munich, Court Library, erased duplicate inscription (front fly leaf recto); John Matthews, Arch Brook Library, New York, bookplates, no. 843 (front pastedown); [his sale, Anderson Galleries, 17 Nov. 1910?]; Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), purchased from Giuseppe Martini, April 1912.