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PASTORAL MISCELLANY
Germany, ca. 1478-80
Bound before and between Johannes Herolt, Sermones discipuli super epistolas dominicales (Cologne: Conrad Winters, ca. 1477-78), Copinger 2936, and Guillelmus Parisiensis, Postilla super epistolas et evangelia (Reutlingen: Michael Greyff, 1478), BMC 2:575.
1. ff. 1r-v, 3-8: Alphabetical subject index to the 2 printed books, referring to folio number. The present f. 1, a fragment, bound in reverse. 2. ff. 8-9v, 2r-v [misbound]: Calendar including the following entries, Reinold (7 January), “Valerii archiepiscopi trevirensis” (29 January), “Lutgeri episcopi monasteriensis” (26 March), “Arbogasti episcopi argentinensis” (29 March), Translation of Liborius (28 April), “Adventus sancti liborii episcopi” (28 May), “Maximini archiepiscopi Trevirensis” (29 May), Cantianus, Cantius and Cantianilla (31 May), “Medechardi archiepiscopi trevirensis [sic for tornacensis]” (8 June), Ulric (4 July), Kilian (8 July, in red), Liborius (30 July), Meinulf (5 October, in red), “Severi archiepiscopi trevirensis” (22 October), “Severi archiepiscopi coloniensis” (23 October), Cunibert (12 November), Fridolin (14 November), “Illatio sancte marie” (26 November), “Nicetii archiepiscopi trevirensis” (5 December), David (30 December). 3. ff. 8-9v, 2r-v: [brief texts in the margins below the calendar] Hugo in persona Christi dicit serva salutem tuam…, In scripturis sanctis sunt profunda misteria…, De vana laude, Amator vane laudis de uno ribaldo…, Contra Accidiam, Proverbiorum 12, Nolite declinare…, Contra gulam et ebrietatem, Albricanus brixensis vitare debemus commesstiones. 4. f. 10r-v: [brief texts on the duties of a preacher] Predicator tria in se habere debet. Primus debet cogitare qualiter vel quid aut unde loquatur…, Predicator debet esse verax. Baltasar rex libenter audivisset levia et sibi placabilia a daniele…, Predicator debet tria peccatoribus proponere…, Predicator bonus debet peccatorem ad viam reducere veritatis tribus modis.… 5. ff. 111-113: De Sacramentis, Sacramenta ecclesie septem sunt. Primus est baptismus in aqua et spiritu sancto…item splendor solis non polluitur si sordidam fenestram pertranseat. 6. ff. 113-117: [brief texts concerning the powers of the priesthood] Sequitur de sacerdotibus, Sacerdos a quibus possit absolvere a quibus non licet dominus, sacerdotibus claves contulerit ligandi et solvendi…, Sacerdos absoluit vere sicut enim potest ligare auctoritate clavium…, Sacerdotis officium non usurpent sibi layci, hoc dico propter quosdam modernos hereticos qui dicunt se missas posse celebrare…, Sacerdotibus obedit creatura insensibilis Ideo vult dominus ut eis distincte loco sui obediatur in omnibus…, Sacerdotum magna est dignitas…, Dupliciter deus honorat sacerdotes…, Sacerdotibus est obediendum…, De Auctoritate et potestate sacerdotum. Sacerdotibus magna auctoritas seu potestas est collenda…, Sacerdotium christi tripliciter honoravit…, Excommunicare potest sacerdos aliquem pro triplici contemptu…, Decimas bene solvere est valde utile.… 7. 117-118v: [brief texts on the following:] De parentibus. Parentes sunt honorandi duplici honore…, Parentes honorantes plurima bona consequentur…, Parentes non honorantes…, Ieiunias potius in quadragesima…, Ieiunium cur sit xla diebus…, Ieiunare excusantur infirmi…, Ieiunare tenentur…, Ieiunium duplex est malorum et bonorum…, Ieiunii veri multiplex est effectus.… 8. f. 118v: De Amore, Amor intensus socium non patitur.… 9. f. 118v: Propheta, Non est propheta sine honore in patria sua…[6 short extracts from the New Testament]. 10. ff. 119-121v: Temptacio, Circa temptationem quattuor sunt nominanda…promisit deus diligentibus se. Tu autem domine miserere nobis deo gratias. Amen. 11. ff. 121v-122: Exposicio dominice oracionis, Pater noster et cetera, Sciendum quod ista oracio dicitur oratio dominica…et in tua gloria admirabili cum sanctis tuis perpetue gloriari. Amen. 12. f. 122: Duodecim articuli fidei per apostolos. Petrus, Credo in deum patrem omnipotentem creatorem celi et terre.… 13. f. 122v: De die dominico, Qui non servatis dies dominicos et alias festivitates…iocunditas civium iustorum et piorum humilium et castorum. 14. f. 123r-v: Distinctions and short verses on mercy, mercy of God, virtues and vices, and other subjects. 15. f. 216v [Last leaf of incunabulum]: Upper 2/3 lacking; remainder contains additional notes in Pilter’s hand (see below).
Paper (quire 1, Main similar to Briquet 11422, Dieuze 1486; quire 2, Lettre P similar to Briquet 8532, in many localities 1483-84), ff. 10 + 10; 268 × 208 (207 × 150) mm. Two quires, one of 10 leaves (of which one is missing in the first half) bound before Herolt’s sermons, the other of 10 leaves bound between the 2 incunabula; ff. 10, 111-112 are part of the first incunabulum, ff. 123, 216 are part of the second. In long lines and 2 columns of 44-47 lines; frame ruled in hard point; calendar fully ruled in lead. Written by Johann Pilter in a running hybrida script. Initials, including those by Pilter in the printed book, are outlined in green and brown, infilled in orange with void white patterns and penscrolls in orange and green. Manuscript and printed book contain Pilter’s notes in lower margin for the subject index; occasional rubrics; foliation in the upper recto in arabic numerals, and in the lower recto in arabic numerals through the first printed book; ff. 113-118, arabic foliation crossed out (ff. 103-105) and refoliated aia, aiia, aiiia, aiiiia…axa; occasional longer notes by Pilter, e.g., f. 166v (contemporary foliation, f. 269v), f. 78 (contemporary foliation, f. 181). Each printed volume separately foliated, s. XIX/XX. Opening leaves misbound and damaged with loss of text. Bound, s. XIXin, in mottled grey paper boards, remains of pink leather fore edge tabs. Written in western Germany, ca. 1478-80, by Johann Pilter, who also decorated and annotated the printed book and left his name at various places in the volume: f. 111 (at end of Herolt’s Sermones), “Ego Iohannes pylter pro nunc possessor huius libri eundem illuminavi anno 1480 In Ieiunio quadragesimali deo gratias”; f. 174v (contemporary foliation, f. 277v), “Anno domini Mo cccclxxviiio Hos sermones et postillas Ego Iohannes pylter mecum duxi de Treveri circa festum sancte Margarete cum ibi presens eram cum clusenario meo de Wehene scilicet hinrico tuleman deo gratias. Amen”; f. 215v (contemporary foliation, f. 318v, at the end of the printed book), “Istum librum ego Iohannes pylter plebanus in Sydinchuss concessi ad bonam custodiam devoto patri domino conrado lovelinaus [?] terciario in hovegeismare usque ad revocationem, in presentia domini Iohannis Conradi et Iohannis de Ad<?> ipso die beate Anne in Buren, anno 1487.” Johann Pilter wrote and gave a number of manuscripts to Eberhardsklausen (Windesheim Congregation) near Trier between 1459 and 1486 (see Bénédictins du Bouveret, Colophons de Manuscrits…, Fribourg 1965-82, nn. 10976-10982). He came from Warburg in the diocese of Paderborn, held a benefice in Buren, and served as rural priest in Zidinchuss near Buren; he is probably not the same person as Johannes de Buren, d. 1503 (Colophons, nn. 9085-9095). Regarding the house and its members, see P. Dohms, Die Geschichte des Klosters und Wallfahrtsortes Eberhardsklausen an der Mosel. Rheinisches Archiv 64 (Bonn 1968). This book was not among the books which Pilter left to Eberhardsklausen and which passed to the Staatsbibliothek in Trier in 1802, since he gave it to a Franciscan of Hofgeismar (cf. note f. 215v), where it apparently remained until the secularization. Belonged to Leander van Ess (1772-1847); his initials in pale red ink on f. 3 of the manuscript. Sold by him to Sir Thomas Phillipps. On a printed paper label on the upper spine, “183,” the number of this book in the Catalogus Incunabulorum of former van Ess books in the Phillipps collection. In ink on the front pastedown and on a square printed label on the lower spine, the number “119.” “81” in modern pencil on f. 3. Nn. 407-408 in the bound Rosenbach typescript in Rare Books Department files.
The Phillipps incunabula acquired by Henry E. Huntington through A. S. W. Rosenbach in 1923.
Bibliography: Mead, nn. 730 and 1591.
Abbreviations
BMC
Catalogue of Books Printed in the XVth Century now in the British Museum (London 1908- )
Briquet
C. M. Briquet, Les Filigranes: dictionnaire historique des marques du papier…1282 jusqu’à 1600, facs. of the 1907 edition with supplementary material, ed. A. Stevenson (Amsterdam 1968)
Catalogus Incunabulorum
Catalogus incunabulorum professoris et doctoris theol. L. van Ess Darmstadlt [sic] nunc in bibliotheca phillippica deposit [sic], (Middle Hill [1840?])
Copinger
W. A. Copinger, Supplement to Hain’s Repertorium bibliographicum (London 1895-1902)
Mead
H. R. Mead, Incunabula in the Huntington Library (San Marino 1937)
; the manuscripts bound with incunables are not mentioned

C. W. Dutschke with the assistance of R. H. Rouse et al., Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Huntington Library (San Marino, 1989). Copyright 1989.
Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery, San Marino, California.
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