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HEROLT, Johann [d. 1468].
Liber discipuli de eruditione Christifidelium.
[Reutlingen: Michael Greyff, c1479-81]..
folio. 261 x 199 mm. [ff. 190]incl. initial blank. gothic type. 42 lines & head-line. initial spaces with guide-letters. attractively rubricated: large initial capital in red & blue with scrollwork extending down the margin, 2 smaller capitals in red & blue with marginal extensions, capitals, initial strokes & paragraph marks in alternating red & blue, underlines in red. contemporary blind-tooled calf over wooden bds. with brass catches & one clasp (of two), leather fore-edge tabs, rebacked, corners repaired, endpapers renewed (rubbed, occasional marginal dampstains, varying marginal foxing & soiling, few leaves embrowned, but a very good wide-margined copy on thick paper). scattered early marginalia. Johann Herolt, who was lector and prior of the Dominican monastery at Nuremberg, has been described as "one of the leading figures of a new Dominican spirituality in fifteenth century Germany which emphasized the practical goals of pastoral work over mystical study." (Richard Newhauser, "From Treatise to Sermon: Johannes Herolt on the novem peccata aliena" in Thomas Leslie Amos & Eugene A.Green, 'De Ore Domini: Preacher and Word in the Middle Ages', p. 185) His work De eruditione Christifidelium is a moral manual intended to serve as a source of material for preachers. At the end of the volume is a table ordering subject matter collected from the sermons for preaching on the Sundays of the liturgical year. Michael Greyff established the first printing press in Reutlingen in 1478 and was active until about 1501. The British Library Incunable Short-title catalogue locates five institutional copies in America. BMC II 578. GW 12327. Goff H-92. Hain 8516. Proctor 2697 (Johann Otmar).
$13500 USD                          Book Number: elala5506                         Order / Enquire

THOMAS Aquinas [1225-1274].
Single Incunable leaf (R3) from Expositio super libros Posteriorum et De interpretation Aristotelis. [Completed by Thomas Caietanus.] Fallaciae. [With the Quaestiones of Dominicus de Flandria].
Venice: Otinus De Luna, Papiensis for Alexander Calcedonius, 28 September 1496..
folio. 306 x 212 cm. (257 x 158 cm.). 2 columns. gothic type. 72 lines plus headline. (small stain in upper gutter margin). BMC V 567. Hain-Copinger 1495. Goff T-256.
$150 USD                          Book Number: elala5137                         Order / Enquire

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