Sermones de tempore et de sanctis, sive Hortulus reginae. [Basel: Nicolaus Kesler, not after 1485]
part 3 only (containing the Sermones de sanctis), Chancery folio (300 x 212mm.), 193 leaves (of 198), A10 B-N Nn O-Y8 Z6 [paraph]6, double column, 55 lines plus headline, gothic type, 19-line Nuremberg-style initial on a gold ground with leafy extensions on A2, some rubrication, contemporary south German blind-tooled calf over wooden boards (made in Bamberg?), two clasps, first leaf torn and repaired, lacking G2_7 and Nn1_8, without final blank leaf, spine creased, lower board cracked and repaired, lacking both straps and catchplates
ISTC im00441000 (for all 3 parts)
inscription at end recording the gift of the book in 1495 to St Nicholas in Rosenberg (Rozmberk nad Vltavou in southern Bohemia) by Johannes Hobl of Rosenberg; armorial ink stamp at foot of first leaf of text and at end
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