Sermones Socci de sanctis.

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PML 127086
Conradus, de Brundelsheim, -1321.
Dauentrie : [Richardus Pafraet], [about 1479-1480].
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Purchased in 1990.

The author of the Sermones Socci may be Conradus de Brundelsheim (cf GW) or the Cistercian Johannes Bott (or Bottis) of the convent of Marienrode (R.Brauerreis, Studien und Mitteilungen zur Geschichte des Benedektinerordens 65 (1953-54) p. 75-80 (CIBN)).
Title from incipit, leaf a2r: [I]Ncipiunt pulcherrimi atq[ue] vtilissimi sermones Socci de sanctis p[er] circulum anni, compositi a quoda[m] egregiissimo sacre Theologie p[ro]fessore ordi[n]is Cistersiensiu[m] [con]uentus in Marie[n]rayd p[ro]p[r]e Hildeshem.
Imprint from explicit, leaf gg10r: Expliciunt sermo[n]es Socci de sanctis cu[m] su[m]ma dilige[n]tia correcti et impressi daue[n]trie, [et]c.
Printed in Pafraet's type 1A:89G.
Dated on paper evidence (WILC). Dated 1477-79 in HPT; about 1477 in GW.
Signatures: A-B⁸; a-k ¹⁰ l¹⁰(± 2.9 and 4.7) m-r¹⁰ s-z aa-ff⁸ gg¹⁰: 292 leaves, leaf A1 blank.
Paper format: Chancery folio.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 28.7 x 21.2 cm.
PML copy missing 1 leaf: A1 (blank). Moisture damage/staining to some edges and gutter, most prevalent in first few quires.

Contemporary German blind-stamped calf over wooden boards (29.5 x 21.5 cm), sewn on 4 supports by the Augustinian nuns at Coesfeld, with tools assigned to the Coesfeld I - O workshop (EBDB w000204, active 1470-1480 or about 1478). Modern plain paper pastedowns and endleaves. 2 clasps. Fore edge tabs and knot tab.
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Sermones de sanctis


Hand decoration: Contemporary rubrication at Coesfeld, alternating red and blue initials (primary initials with red penwork decoration), red C- and wedge-shaped paragraph marks, capital strokes, and underlining. Annotations: No significant marginal notations; a few nota bene marks and brackets, hyphens added to line endings when needed.

Coesfeld (North Rhein-Westphalia), Augustinian nuns, binding, rubrication, and inscription: "Liber domus sororum Collismaria in Coelfeldia" (leaf A2r); unidentified sale notice, 20 Nov. 1823 (tipped in, front pastedown); Freiherr Moritz von Bethmann (1811-1877), his sale, Paris, part II, 30 May 1923, lot 670(?); Louis Alexandre Barbet, signature and inscriptions: "71a" (leaf A2r) and long French bibliographic inscription citing Bethmann provenance (front endleaf 1 recto), his sale, 13 June 1932, lot 35; Pierpont Morgan Library, purchased from Lathrop C. Harper, Inc., Oct. 1990.