4 June 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 4,375
Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000
GUILLERMUS PARISIENSIS. Postilla super epistolas et evangelia. [Vienne: Eberhard Frommolt, not before 1480].
Chancery 2° (306 x 210mm). Collation: [1-218 22-236] (1/1 blank, 1/2r preface, list of reference abbreviations, list of Pauline letters, 1/3r text). 179 (of 180, without first blank) leaves; some leaves in quires 6 and 7 misbound. 40 lines. Type: 1:98/99G. 3- to 6-line initial spaces with guide-letter, the one opening text filled in red, capital strokes in yellow, contemporary manuscript catchwords. (Few small wormholes, light dampstain, heavier in a few leaves.) 19th-century red roan-backed boards (scuffed and lightly stained). Provenance: Binsted Goble, Trinity Lodge, Fareham, Hampshire (19th-century inscription on pastedown).
A rare edition, printed at the second press at Vienne. Thirteen editions are given to Frommolt. Of the present edition, only 5 copies are known; no copy is in the USA and only the present copy is in the UK. C 2861; Pell Ms 5651 (5641); GW 11926.
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