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1) 269J Thomas Aquinas 1225-1274

Summa theologiae: Pars prima. Ed: Franciscus de Neritono, Petrus Cantianus, and Joannes Franciscus.

Venice: [Nicolaus Jenson] 1477. $ 18,000

Folio. Full contemporary calf over wooden boards, rubricated through- out. This is the second edition of the ‘pars prima”, the first was 1473. The Summa was written 1265–1274 and also known as the Summa Theologica or simply the Summa) is the best-known work of Thomas Aquinas.
Goff T198; HC 1442*; Mich 118; Pell 1038; CIBN T-170; Zehnacker 2241; Castan(Besançon) 95; Polain(B) 4759; IGI 9573; IBP 5300; Sajó-Soltész 3263; IDL 4392; IBE 5623; IJL2 354; SI 3796; Coll(U) 1431; Madsen 4397; Voull(Trier) 1820; Voull(B) 3669; Ohly-Sack 2743; Sack(Freiburg) 3444; Borm 2610; Bod-inc T-167; Sheppard 3283; Pr 4103; BMC V 177; BSB-Ink T-273; GW M46455
2) 353J Sammelband Of Aristotle commentaries. 1499-1509

1)Petri Tatereti in Summulas Petri Hyspani                                                                    2)Necnon Methaphisice Aristotelis magistri Petri Tatareti exposition                                                              3)Petri Tatereti super textu logices Aristotelis

1) [Lyons] : Claudii Davost al’s de troys,1509                                                                                       2) Lyons Claudij Davost 1509.                                                                                                                 3) Lyons; Davost or Wolf about 1499/1500.                       $15,000


Many woodcut illustrations. This is a rare incunabula (and post) editions of the commentary on Aristotle’s Logic by Petrus Tartaretus, follower of Duns Scotus and rector of theUniversity of Paris in 1490.
1) Panzer, VII,; p. 292, no. 141 Not in Adams or the BM STC, French Books..
2) USTC no.: 155038 Panzer, VII,; p. 292, no. 140
LIBRARY COPIES: Universitat de Barcelona , Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Oxford (UK), Wadham College Library : Not in Adams or the BM STC, French Books..
3) Goff T43 = T40; R 758; Pell Ms 10941; IGI V p.153; IBE Post-incunables 249; Sajó-Soltész p.952; Olivar 391; Sack(Freiburg) 3337a; Walsh 3835a; ISTC it00043000 United States 3 copies Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Smithsonian .
3) 284J Aristotle and Gualtherus Burlaeus. (Walter Burley)

Expositio Gualteri Burlei super decem Libros Ethicorum Aristotelis the Nicomachean Ethics

Venice: Andreas Torresanus, 1500                           $10,500

Folio, Half calf over wooden boards. Second edition after that of 1481. There are two printed editions of this work, the one offered here is the second, the first is also quite rare-Goff B 1300, (3 copies)

Goff; B-1301; BM 15th cent. V, 576 (IB. 24667); GW; 5779; ; Hain-Copinger; *4144; Harman; 191; ISTC (online); ib01301000; Proctor; 5269; Pellechet; 3080
4) 198G Bernardus Basinus

De magicis artibus et magorum maleficiis

Paris : Antoine Caillaut, 1491-1492? ) $ 19,000

Quarto. Older limp vellum. Capitals supplied in Red and Blue .This treatise on magical practices was based on a speech Basin delivered in Paris before an assembly of cardinals in 1482.

Not in Goff: Dated by CIBN; Pell (Lyon) 40; Bod-inc B-132; Sheppard 6190; Pr 7967; BSB-Ink B-233; GW 3720; CIBN B-182; Aquilon 89; Parguez 146.


5) 144J A. M. T. Severinus Boethius

De disciplina scholarium (Comm: pseudo- Thomas Aquinas)
[Bound with]
Boetius de consolatione philosophie necnon de disciplina scholariu[m] cum creme[n]to [sic] sancti Thome De

consolatione philosophiae (with commentary ascribed in the text to Thomas Aquinas).

Lyon: Jean Du Pré, 1491/92 $ 7,000

Small Folio (second part lacking two leaves a1 title and a2 introduction) full vellum. A very rare impression

Goff B796 (one copy Harvard) ; Pell 2531; CIBN B-581; Frasson-Cochet 59; Parguez 232; IBE 1118; IGI 1835; IBPort 383; Mendes 278; Walsh 3779; GW 4554


6) 756G Diodorus

Bibliothecae historicae libri VI [a Poggio Florentino in latinum traductus]

[Paris] : [Denis Roce] Venundantur in vico sancti Iacobi sub signo diui Martini. (1505-08) $2,800

Approximate date of publication from Moreau, B. Inventaire chronologique des éditions parisiennes v. 1, p. 274

Octavo 19th century calf rebacked. Diodorus Siculus is the author of the ‘Bibliotheke’ or ‘Library,’ a universal history from mythological times to 60 B.C. Only fifteen of the original forty books survive fully (books one through five; eleven through twenty); the others are preserved in fragments.

Goff D215? ; Moreau I 274: 63; Renouard, Imprimeurs III 128 and I, 1508, 63; Renouard, 1005 (mark of D. Roce) Pell 4264; BMC(Fr) p.135
7) 312J. Domenico Cavalca. (1270?-1342)

Pungi language.

[Baptista de Tortis]: Venexia, Adi .viiii. de Octubrio. 1494 $17,000

Quarto Large woodcut depicting the crucifixion on the frontispiece, Rare first Venetian edition with the l woodblock published here for the first time. initial “A” in gold, blue, red and green, a colorful coat of arms.

Goff C342; H(Add)C 4776a; R 116; Pell 3448; CIBN C-195; IGI 2637; Essling 750; Sander 1853; Pr 4649; BMC V 328; GW 6413
One copy in Goff. Huntington Library.

Queried Location: New York NY, Manhattan College: sold Christie’s (NY) 1 June 1991 lot 41 (current whereabouts unknown)
8) 945G Eusebius of Caesarea c. 260-c. 340

Eusebius Pa[m]phili de eua[n]gelica preparac[i]o[n]e ex greco in latinu[m] translatus Incipit feliciter.

[ Cologne, Ulrich Zel, not after 1473] $18,000

Folio 152 of 152 leave. One of the earliest editions most likely the Second, (editio princeps: Venice 1470) New quarter calf over original wooden boards. Capitals supplied in Red and Blue. The Preparation is an introduction to Christianity for pagans, in which the author attempts to prove the excellence of Christianity over pagan religion and philosophy.

Goff E119; BMC I 194 : (United States of America: Boston Public Library
Indiana Univ., The Lilly Library (- 2 ff.)YUL);
9) 307J Eusebius of Caesarea

Eusebii Caesariensis episcopi chronicon id est temporum breuiarium incipit foeliciter: quem Hieronymus praesbiter diuino eius ingenio Latinum facere curauit: et vsque in Valente[m] Cesarem Romano adiecit eloquio. Que[m] et Prosper deinde Matheus Palmerius … subsequuntur.

Venetijs : Erhardus Ratdolt 1483. $11,500.

Quarto. Old vellum. Printed in red and black, woodcut initials, a nice copy.
In this book is the first printed reference to Gutenberg with a date. (1440)
“The chronological tables cover the period from the Assyrian Kings to the year 1481. Edited and corrected by S.L. Tritter.”[L•S•O]
Goff; E-117; BM 15th cent.,; V, p. 287-288 (IA. 20527).; GW; 9433 Goff; E-117; Hain-Copinger; 6717*; GW; 9433; BM 15th cent.,; V, p. 287 (IA.1755); Pellechet; 4634; Illustrated ISTC (CD-ROM, 2nd ed.); ie00117000; Thacher; 287. Redgrave, Ratdolt 36. IBE 2338


10) 319J Macer Floridus ( ascribed to) Odo of Meudon, Otto of Morimont )

Macri philosophi De uirtutibus herbarum et qualitatibus speciebus nouiter inuentus ac impressus.

Venetiis : Venetu[m] de Vitalibus.,1508. $6,000

Quarto full early vellum with guide letters, painted initials, antique hand glosses and some underlining, at the end of the volume a manuscript index of the plants described in the text. Some wormholes that in some cases affects the print in only a minor way. “The author of these Latin verses which describe the virtue of 80 herbs, took the name Floridus, not to be confused with Aemilius Macer” [L•S•O]

Proctor-Isaac; 12750; NLM: WZ 240: BM/STC Italian, p. 401; Brunet III, 1270; Hunt 22: Pritzel (2nd ed.); 571 The Medieval Herbal


11) 313J (pseudo Gregory I, Pope, approximately 540-604).

Expositio Beati Gregorij Pape super Cantica canticorum :cantica Gregori[i] sermone breui manifestat, dulcius vt castis auribus illa sonent.

Paris: Bertholdi Rembolt et Ioha[n]nis VVaterloes, 1508.    $3,800

Octavo. Full vellum. The “expositio super Cantica Canticorum” is certainly a spurious work. A distinctive early-medieval reading of the Song of Songs would grow out of this Gregorian conception of pastoral care, encouraged by the lack of one complete, authoritative patristic commentary on the Song of Songs and the concerns of the exegetes themselves.

Adams; G-1181; Moreau,; I, p. 320, 84; Rosenthal, B.M. Printed books with manuscript annotations,; 59
12) The first medieval theologian to develop a systematic treatise on free will, the virtues, and the natural law.

245J Guillermus Altissodorensis, or William of Auxerre,

Summa aurea in quattuor libros sententiarum : a subtilissimo doctore Magistro Guillermo altissiodore[n]si edita. quam nuper amendis q[uam]plurimis doctissimus sacre theologie professor magister Guillermus de quercu diligenti admodum castigatione emendauit ac tabulam huic pernecessariam edidit.

Parisiis: Pigoucheti 3 Apr. 1500. $27,000

Folio, First edition. Large woodcut device on title, bound in a beautiful Contemporary Flemish blind stamped calf over wooden boards,

Goff G718; BMC VIII, 122 ; GW 11861; Proctor 8206 ; Polain 1787 ; Bod-inc G-295; Sheppard 6326; Pr 8206;
Us copies: Astrik L. Gabriel, Notre Dame IN, Boston Public, Bryn Mawr, Columbia, Huntington, Univ.of Chicago, Univ. of Wisconsin
13) 317J Guilelmus Parisiensis.

Postilla Guillermi in Euangelia et Epistolas de tempore de sanctis et pro de functis [sic] p[er] cursum anni : vnacu[m] biblie [et] marginalib[us] apositis co[n]cordantijs castigatissimo studio emendate.

NL/NP (Straßburg: Wilhelm Schaffner 1504/07. ?) $7,900                                                      (“Mora” dated 1497 on leaf lxxxixb.)

Quarto Two works bound as one in a newer vellum binding. “More than one hundred editions of the Postilla super epistolas et evangelia by Guillermus Parisiensis were printed during the fifteenth century. Surely this esteemed compilation must be regarded as one of the earliest ‘best sellers’, for how else can one explain why the text was not only frequently reprinted but was reissued time and time again by the same printer” F.W. Goff

GW dates about 1504-07 from the types.
BMC(Ger) dated about 1510.
Goff G 670; ca 1500
Assigned to Basel in Goff (“The Postilla of Guillermus Parisiensis,” Gutenberg-Jahrbuch 1959, p. 73) [Goff (P)#35.: ISTC ig00670000. Listing Bryn Mawr & Library Co of Philadelphia ; HC 8241*; VD16 E4379; Schr 4166;; IGI III p. 73; Sajó-Soltész p. 485; Voull(Bonn) 504; Pad-Ink 314; Kind(Göttingen) 2206a; BMC(Ger) p.117; BSB-Ink H-186; GW X Sp.504f. H 8241;. BSB-Ink H-186. Pell 5647. Schreiber 4166. BOD-Ink H-186.

14) 172J Heures [Vellum Printed Book of Hours (Use of Rome) In Latin and French]

Ces presentes heures a lusaige de Ro[m]me ont este faictes pour Simon Vostre Libraire domourant a Paris a la rue neuue nostre dame a le enseigne sainct Jehan l’evangeliste.

Paris [Philippe Pigouchet per] Simon Vostre, 16 Sept 1500. $21,000
Quarto full 18th century chagrin. Printed on Vellum wide margins Capitals supplied in Gold, Red and Blue
The “Sensuiuent les sept pseaulmes en françoys lacking (the second A 1-8 lacking “not surprisingly other copies are lacking the final ‘A’ quire). The present Horæ is illustrated with 22 full-page engravings in the text and numerous and smaller cuts, metal cut historiated and ornamental borders on every page, many with criblé grounds, depicting biblical scenes, the Virtues, the stag hunt, apple harvest and memento mori vignettes depicting including Pigouchet’s Dance of Death series (Claudin II, 53-53)
Goff H412; C 3106; Bohatta, H. Livres d’Heures;(1924) 730 = 705; Lacombe 109; Pell Ms 5892 (5878); Castan(Besançon) 554; Adams H1007; GW 13263. Listed copies: Cambridge UL, Oxford Bodley, Quebec Laval UL (vell), Besançon BM, Paris BN
NO copies in the US

15) 300J Johannes Sacro Bosco.

Figura sphere cu[m] glosis Georgii de Mo[n]teferrato artiu[m] [et] medici[n]e doctoris : gradiam [et] gloriam dabit dominus.

Venice [Jacobus Pentius, de Leuco] for Georgius de Monteferrato 1500, die 28 ianuarii. $11,000
Quarto, Later vellum. This is an illustrated incunable printed by Jacobus Pentius, de Leuce who started printing in 1495, his press was chiefly active after the turn of the century.
Goff J421; Klebs, A.C. Incunabula scientifica et medica,; entry 874.30; BMC V 566; HCR 14126; Essling 264; Sander 6668; Pell Ms 6718 (6683); Hillard 1153; Péligry 480; IGI 5353; Hubay(Augsburg) 1247; Pr 5705; GW M14661

16) 310. J Johannes de Sacro Bosco & ed. Francesco Capuano Di Manfredonia .

Sphera mundi nouit[er] recognita : cu[m] co[m]me[n]tarijs [et] authorib[us] in hoc volumine co[n]te[n]tis vz Capuano, Giovanni Battista Cichi Eschulani cum textu. Ioannis Baptiste Capuani. Jacobi Fabri Stapulensis. Theodosii de spheris cum textu. Michaelis Scoti questiones. Petri de Aliaco cardinalis q[uaesti]ones. Roberti Linconiensis Compendium. Theodosij iterum de spheris cum textu. Tractatus de sphera solida. Theorice planetarum conclusiones cum expositione. Campani Tractatus de sphera. Eiusdem tractatus de computo maiori. Joannis de monte regio in cremone[n]sem disputatio. Theorice textus cu[m] Joa[n]nis Baptiste Capuani exp[ositi]one. Ptolomeus De speculis. Theorica planetarum Joannis Cremonensis, plurimum faciens ad disputationem ioannis de monte regio, qua[m] in aliis hactenus i[m]pressis non reperies.

Venetijs: Luce antonij de giu[n]ta …,1518. $7,000

Folio. Original vellum. Resonances between Capuano’s commentary and Copernicus’s DE revolutionibus, I, 5-11, suggest the hypothesis that Copernicus is answering Capuano, whose work was owned by Joachim Rheticus, if not Copernicus himself.”1 The authors who Capuano choses gives us a good picture of the state of teaching Astronom in the late 15th century.” Shank (2009)

Houzeau / Lancaster I, 1642. EDIT 16 CNCE 29259. STC 597. Essling 1975. – Not in Adams.

17) 314-J. Leo I Magnus. Pope & Jacobus Lefèvre d’Étaples.

Leonis pape: hoc est pontificis maximi & sanctissimi Epistolae catholicae & sanctae eruditio[n]is plenissim[a]e

[Paris] :Iodoco Badio Ascensio. 1511. $3,400

Folio (Missing fol. CII [N3]) Bound in modern vellum.

Pope Leo I focused his pontificate on four main areas. He continuously worked to oppose and root out numerous heresies which were threatening the Western Church. Among them were Pelagianism, which involved denying Original Sin and failing to understand the necessity of God’s grace for salvation. This Roman aristocrat was the 1st pope who was given the epithet “the Great” and besides Gregorius I (540-604), the most important pope of Christian antiquity.

BM STC French,; 1470-1600, S. 262; Moreau II,; 146; Renouard, Imprimeurs & libraires parisiens du XVIe siècle,; Bade-168

18) 957G Richard Mediavilla [Middleton], d. 1302/3

Commentum super quartem Sententarium.

Venice: Christophorus Arnoldus, [circa 1476-7] $22,000

Folio {320 leaves complete} Second edition. This copy is rubricated throughout with nicely complicated red initials. Bound in modern calf over wooden boards.

Goff M-424; BMC V 206; HCR 10985; BSB-Ink R-169.050; GW M22505 :
ISTC im00422800 shows two US copies: St Louis Univ., Pius XII Memorial Library (-) & YUL – i.e. both defective. UCLA, Has a complete copy listed in their catalogue.
19) 303J Nicolaus de Orbellis
Eximii doctoris magistri Nicolai de Orbellis sup[er] se[n]te[n]tias co[m]pe[n]diu[m] Se[n]te[n]tias Compendiu[m] p[er]utile :elega[n]tiora doctoris subtilis dicta summatim co[m]plectens quod dudu[m] multis viciatu erroribus: castigatissime fuit recognitu: ac noue impressioni in: elegantiora doctoris subtilis dicta summatim complectens: quod dudu[m] multis viciatum erroribus: castigatissime fuit recognitu[m]: ac nove impressioni in Parisii commendatum.
Paris In vniuersitate parisia : Impressioni datus, studio et opera Johanis Barbier impressoris, expe[n]sis vero Johannis Petit, undated ca 1500. $3,500
Octavo .Original blind stamped calf -rebacked. Lacking final leaf. This is a commentary on John Duns Scotus’ commentary on Peter Lombard’s ‘Sententiæ’. Adams, O251;

20) 316J Nicolaus de Orbellis.

Eximii Doctoris Magistri Nicolai de Orbellis super Sententias compendiu[m] p[er]utile : elega[n]tiora doctoris subtilis dicta summatim co[m]plectens, quod dudu[m] multis viciatu[m] erroribus : castigatissime fuit recognitu[m], ac noue impressioni in Hagenarv co[m]mendatum.

(Hagenaw, impressum opera industrij Henrici Gran expensis Iohannis Rynman de Oringaw, 1503). $1,100

Quarto Lacks 11 leaves. Nicolas de Orbellis’ commentary on John Duns Scotus’ commentary on Peter Lombard’s Sententiae./ Imprint from colophon./. Bound in flexible contemporary parchment.
Adams; O249; Panzer VII, 68, 15; VD16- J 549 ; Adams O-249, CGBNP 127-561, NO 0110834, VD16 J-549; Benzing, J. Bib. Haguenovienne,; p. 11, no. 25

21) 277J Paulus Orosius

Historiae adversus paganos, edited by Aeneas Vulpes.

[Vicenza]: Hermannus Liechtenstein, [c.1475]. $ 15,000
No signatures: 100 leaves unnumbered.
In this copy there is a large opening initial in green, red, blue, and yellow, with floral extensions in the margin, other initials in red, some in blue, initial spaces, most with guide letters, rubricated. Full modern vellum. The Second edition of Orosius’s universal history, written to counter the prevailing belief among non-Christians that disasters which had befallen civilisation were the result of the pagan gods, angry with worshippers turning to Christianity.

Goff O-97; H *12099; GW M28420; BMC VII 1035; Bod-inc O-027; BSB-Ink O-82; ISTC io00097000; Goff O-97

22). 305J Pelbartus de Themeswar

Sermones Pomerii fratris Pelbarti de Themeswar diui ordinis sancti Francisci de Sanctis: Jncipiunt feliciter.

Hagenau : Heinrich Gran, for Johannes Rynman, 30 September, 1501.

[imp[re]ssi … p[er] industriu[m] Henricu[m] Gran i[n] imp[eri]ali oppido Hagenaw: expe[n]sis ac su[m]ptib[us] p[ro]uidi Joha[n]nis Rynman Finiu[n]t feliciter: Anno …millesimoq[ui]nge[n]tesimoprimo. vltimo die Septe[m]bris] $22,000

Folio Original binding calf over wooden boards. (Extensive provenience is available) As early as the 15th century, Haguenau became the second home, after Strasbourg, to distribute the printing press in Alsace. It was introduced in 1489 by Henri Gran.

Not in Goff, ISTC No.ip00252500; Hain 12557*; VD16 P1165; NO copies in the US
23) 238J Peregrinus of Opole ,) Jacobus de Voragine , Nicolaus de Dinkelsbuel Peregrinus: Sermones de tempore et de sanctis. Add: Jacobus de Voragine: Quadragesimale. Nicolaus de Dinkelsbuel: Concordantia in passionem dominicam

Est autem huius operis ordo talis. Primo ponuntur sermones d[omi]nicales de tempore per anni circulu[m]. Secundo de sanctis, Tercio q[ua]dragesimale Jacobi de Foragine, Q[ua]rto concordantia quatuor euangelista[rum] in passiiones d[omi]nicam a magistro Nicolao Dinckelspubell collectam.” At end of leaf m8: “Sermones Peregrini de tempore finiunt.

[Ulm: Johann Zainer, not after 1479] (A copy now in Munich BSB has an ownership inscription dated 1479) $14,000

Folio Original calf over wooden boards.
Only two North American copies, both defective.
Harvard University (- ff 189-278) Bryn Mawr College, (ff 239-278)
Goff P267; HC 12581*; C 4407; IGI 7404; IBP 4241; Madsen 3083; Voull(B) 2629,5; Hubay(Augsburg) 1582; Hubay(Eichstätt) 794; Borm 2059; Walsh 909; Rhodes(Oxford Colleges) 1340; BMC II 529; BSB-Ink P-183; GW M30917 – Wegener, Zainer 9 – BSB-Ink P-183 – Proctor 2542 ISTC ip00267000
24) 145J Paulus Pergulensis

Logica magistri Pauli Pergulensis.

Venice: Johannes Emericus, de Spira, 1495/96. $12,500

Quarto. 10 x 8 ½ inches. a-e8, f44 of 44 leaves (complete)
Signature of Thomas Stewart, Knight of St. John of Jerusalem, dated Rome 1837 on title. Bound in early 19th-century quarter sheep; light damp staining in lower margins throughout, title and last page soiled.

Goff P195; H 12626; R 1314; Sander 5476; IBE 4363; IGI 7322; IBPort 1357; Horch(Rio) Suppl 13; Mendes 957; GW M30234US Copies (Princeton Univ (2) and The Newberry Library) Not in Copinger or British museum Catalogue of books printed in the XVth century.
25) 318J

Stella clericorum cuilibet clerico summe necessaria

[Leipzig] : [Conrad Kachelofen], before 1492. $4500

Quarto Bound in modern boards. Initals supplied in read and internal capitals stroked. This copy is lacking the final leaf comprising the poem” Aspice presentis”

SC“One of the forgotten works of the Middle Ages is the Stella clericorum, Though short, often derivative in content, and generally rather unassuming, the Stella clericorum was nonetheless one of the most popular traetises of the later Middle Ages. Stella clericorum communicates, in simplistic form and for the use of lower clergy, many of the grand ecclesiological and ritual accom- plishments of the twelfth century. Its principal themes are the dignity of the priesthood and the importance of the Eucharist.”. (CAROL NEEL, Colorado College 1997)

Goff S 775. ISTC is00774800/ (listing Huntington & Newberry only )IBP 5110. H 15065; BSB-Ink S-578; IG 2522;H 15065*; IBP 5109; Sajó-Soltész 3142; Coll(S) 999; Voull(Bonn) 1091; Günt(L) 1348; Hubay(Würzburg) 1954; Ohly-Sack 2590; Borm 2522; [The copy in München BSB has an owner’s inscription with the date 1492]
26) 35J Nicolaus Tygrinus or Tegrinus or Tegrini

Lucensium Oratio Luculentissima Pont. Maximo Alexandro Sexto per Nicolaum Tygrinu[m] Lucensem Vtriusq[ue] Iuris.

[Rome], [Andreas Freitag ],15 October 1492 $5,900

Quarto, First edition, Modern roan boards. Oration such as this are usually rare and short this one is both it is a tribute from the City of Lucca to the election of Pope Alexander VI.

CF Bühler, The Earliest Editions of the “”Oratio”” (1492) by Nicolaus Tygrinus (in: Gutenberg JB 1975, pp. 97-99)” Goff T563; HC 15751*; Pell Ms 10972; CIBN T-51; Nice 209; IGI 9670; IBE 5542; BMC IV 137;
27) 246J Gerardus de Zutphania

[ De spiritualibus ascensionibus.]
Tractatus de spiritualibus ascensionibus Add: David de Augusta: De exterioris et interioris hominis compositione Lib. II, 1 (De quatuor in quibus incipientes deo servire debent esse cauti)

[Basel : Amerbach and Petri de Langendorff, not after 1489]. $6,000

Octavo 67 of 68 leaves. Lacking a1 title. Rubricated in red, initials painted in red, blue and green. Contemporary binding in full calf, with blind tooling, spine slightly rubbed Final leaf blank. “the most fertile and the most successful writer the Brothers [of the Common Life] ever produced.” “Zerbolt outlines how one can redeem the soul from its fallen state, moving to higher and higher levels through “self -knowledge, repentance, combat of sin, mortification, the practice of humility and obedience.”
(Post “The Modern Devotion”)

Goff,; G177;ISTC,; ig00177000; Oates,; 2803; Bod-inc,; G-081; Pr,; 7638; BMC,; III:752; BSB-Ink,; G-127; GW,; 10689

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