Stephanus, de Borbone, d. ca. 1261
Durrieu, Paul, comte, 1855-1925 (association)
Pope, Joseph, 1921- (association)
Taylor, Don, 1951- (binder)
Southern France or Spain
Manuscripts, LatinManuscripts, MedievalAnecdotesPreaching
Collation: i-xii², xiii⁶, xiv-xix¹², xx¹⁴.
Caption title in later hand.
Collection of 'exempla' or moralizing anecdotes suitable for the preparation of sermons. The original version of Borbone's text includes over 3000 exempla, forming a substantial treatise known as "Tractatus de diversis materiis predicalibus"
Late medieval foliation in arabic numerals begins on leaf 3.
Faintly ruled in blind with single vertical bounding lines and double horizontal bounding lines visible only on some leaves.
Evidence of pricking.
Bound in modern red leather over boards by Donald Taylor of Toronto.
Gothic textualis rotunda script; varying number of long lines per page.
Written by several hands in Latin; in brown ink with rubrics in red, paragraph markers in red and blue, puzzle initials in red and blue with pen flourishes, some extending in the form of a fish, other inhabited with faces. Manicules inserted throughout.
Text purposely obliterated on leaf [75r].
Stubs of modern paper reinforcements visible in gutter between gatherings. Remains of medieval sewing visible at leaf .
Leaf  blank.
Paleographic distinctions, orthography, and abbreviations suggest an Iberian gothic origin.
With some catchwords and signatures visible, especially towards the beginning.
An inscription, now mostly erased from leaf [235r] reads as follows: Iste liber est fratris ... ordinis beate mariae de mon carmelus' suggesting a Carmelite provenance. (Cf. W. Stoneman, 'A summary guide to medieval and later manuscripts in the Bergendal Collection, Toronto' in 'A Distinct Voice: Medieval Studies in Honor of Leonard E. Boyle, O.P. Notre Dame: University Press, 1997, p. 163-206.)
Previously bound together with Innocent III, 'De miseria humane conditionis' from the Bergendal Collection.
In red slipcase.
Purchase; Les Enluminures; 2016; MS.16.039.
Previously owned by Comte Paul Durrieu and Joseph Pope.
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