ST. AUGUSTINE & OTHER SERMONS

MS 1833
MS Short Title ST. AUGUSTINE & OTHER SERMONS COLLECTED BY JOHANNES SINTRAM
Text
  1. ST. AUGUSTINE: DE PATIENCIA
  2. ST. AUGUSTINE: AD ITALICAM
  3. ST. AUGUSTINE: DE MENDACIO
  4. SERMONES DE TEMPORE, SERMONS FOR THE CHURCH CALENDAR FROM ADVENT TO EASTER AND SERMONS FOR THE DAYS OF ST. NICHOLAS, THE CONCEPTION OF MARY, ST. THOMAS, ST. STEVEN, THE SLAUGHTER OF THE INNOCENTS, AND THE CONVERSION OF ST. PAUL
Description MS in Latin on paper, Würzburg, Germany, 1430-1444, 215 ff. (complete), 30x21 cm, 2 columns, (20x14 cm), ca. 34 lines in German Gothic and cursive scripts by several scribes, 2-line red initials
Binding Würzburg, Germany, 1430-1444, calf over bevelled wooden boards, 30x22x6,5 cm, sewn on four thongs, brass title-frame, 5 bosses on each cover, 2 brass clasps with white leather ties, 41 cm long 7 link iron chain fastended at top of the lower board.
Context Other volumes from Sintram's library are Leeds Brotherton 102, Oxford Bodleian MS Douce 58, BL Add. 30049 and 44055, Pierpont Morgan Library M 298, Princeton US Garrett 90, and University College London Lat 4.
Provenance 1. Johannes Sintram, Würzburg (1430-1444); 2. Franciscan Monastery, Würzburg (1444-1945); 3. Sam Fogg Rare Books Ltd., London.
Commentary The Franciscan preacher Johannes Sintram (1380-1450) collected and wrote a large number of volumes of sermons. In 1444 he donated 61 vols. to the Franciscan house in Würzburg, where they were chained to 4 reading tables. In 1945 many of these books were supposedly destroyed by fire, but several have since reappeared.
Place of origin Germany
Dates 1430 - 1444 AD

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