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Sermones vademecum

About 1487–93
Illustrated by Unidentified artist, German, 15th century, Author Johannes Vercellensis, Printer Johann Prüss (German, 1447–1510)

Place of Publication: Strassburg

Catalogue Raisonné

Goff J-442; BMC I 128


Overall: 21 x 15.2 x 6 cm (8 1/4 x 6 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Printed book, unillustrated, with hand-colored woodcut bookplate

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

[Strassburg: Johann Prüss, about 1487-93] Quarto; 256 leaves; blind-stamped pigskin binding, brass clasps, red cloth box. First Edition, with contemporary woodcut bookplate, hand-colored (Schreiber 2038), made 1475-1480 for Hilprand Brandenburg of Bibrach.

[Strassburg: Johann Prüss 1487-93]


Hilprand Brandenburg of Bibrach (d. 1514; woodcut bookplate, hand-colored); manuscript presentation on front free endpaper to Carthusian convent of Buxheim; convent dissolved in 1803; library conveyed to Graf von Ostein; in 1810 to Graf von Waldbott-Bassenheim, whose heirs sold it at auction at Carl Förster, Munich, 20 Sept. 1883; Kurt Wolff (Baer auction. 6, 5 Oct. 1926, lot 278); Maggs Bros., London, cat. 656 (1938), no. 310; Sotheby's London, 14 Mar. 1949, lot 184; Heinrich Eisemann, London, from whom purchased by MFA, June 12, 1952.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund