Aurei sermones totius anni de t[em]p[or]e et de sanctis cu[m] quadragesimali.

Accession number: 
PML 17683
Nider, Johannes, approximately 1380-1438.
[Cologne : Johann Koelhoff, the Elder, about 1482]
[268] leaves ; 28 cm (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan, 1911.

Title from incipit (leaf a2r): Incipiunt Aurei sermones totius anni de t[em]p[or]e et de sanctis cu[m] quadragesimali, pluribusq[ue] ex[tra]vaga[n]tib[us] sermonib[us] sacre paragine eximii p[ro]fessoris m[a]g[ist]ri Joh[ann]is Nider, ordinis p[rea]dicator[um], [con]vent[us] Nure[m]bergens[is]...
Printed in Koelhoff's type 3:95aG.
Collation: a¹⁰ b-i⁸ k¹⁰ l-t⁸ v¹⁰ x⁸ y¹⁰ z, aa-hh⁸ ii-kk⁶: 268 leaves.
Paper format: Chancery folio
PML copy leaf dimensions: 27.2 x 19.5 cm.

Contemporary wooden boards (28.7 x 20.5 cm), sewn on 3 supports (likely bound in Germany); rebacked by Duprez-Lahey. Plain paper pastedowns and fly leaves; decorative endbands; gilt and gauffered edges. 2 clasps.
Variant Title: 

Sermones de tempore et de sanctis cum quadragesimali.


Hand decoration: Rubricated, red and blue alternating lombards and paragraph marks, red capital strokes and underlining; major initials are interlocking red and blue lombards with marginal filigree decoration with green highlights, in Lower Rhenish (Cologne region) style (leaves a2r, t6v, and z1r). Annotations: Contemporary inscription at end of Quadragesimale: Sermones habe[n]tur de cena d[omi]ni [et] sexta f[eri]a parasceves [et] sabbato vigilie pasche huius auctoris superi[us] post festu[m] palmarum descripti (leaf y10v).

Albert Henry Pawson (1850-1935), armorial bookplate (front pastedown); manuscript bibliographic description (by Pearson?) glued in (between pastedown and first fly leaf); Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), purchased from J. Pearson & Co., June 1911.