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    Sale 5309

    Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts

    2 June 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 98

    JOHANNES de Verdena. Sermones Dormi secure de tempore et de sanctis. Hagenau: Henricus Gran, 27 December 1493. 2 parts in one volume, 4° (202 x 135mm). 134 + 196 leaves (of 200, with the final blank but lacks C5-8, a duplicate of C1-4 bound in their place). 40 lines and headline, double columns, gothic letter, woodcut on titles of the author at a desk teaching 2 pupils (first title torn, crudely repaired and loose as is its conjugate leaf a8, II1 also loose, some browning, a few tears, the worst at B7). Contemporary South German pigskin over wooden boards, sides decorated in a diaper pattern with a stamp (deer, rose, eagle, wyvern, fleur-de-lys. etc.) in each lozenge, the whole within a border of Maria scrolls, large round floral stamps in panels of spine (lacks clasp, tear in head of spine, a little darkened). Provenance: a few contemporary marginalia -- Daniel, Canon Rock (1799-1871) (bookplate) -- The property of a religious institution. Hain 15964* (part 1 only); BMC III, 682 (part 1 only); not in Goff.

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    JOHANNES de Verdena. Sermones Dormi secure de tempore et de sanctis. Hagenau: Henricus Gran, 27 December 1493. 2 parts in one volume, 4° (202 x 135mm). 134 + 196 leaves (of 200, with the final blank but lacks C5-8, a duplicate of C1-4 bound in their place). 40 lines and headline, double columns, gothic letter, woodcut on titles of the author at a desk teaching 2 pupils (first title torn, crudely repaired and loose as is its conjugate leaf a8, II1 also loose, some browning, a few tears, the worst at B7). Contemporary South German pigskin over wooden boards, sides decorated in a diaper pattern with a stamp (deer, rose, eagle, wyvern, fleur-de-lys. etc.) in each lozenge, the whole within a border of Maria scrolls, large round floral stamps in panels of spine (lacks clasp, tear in head of spine, a little darkened). Provenance: a few contemporary marginalia -- Daniel, Canon Rock (1799-1871) (bookplate) -- The property of a religious institution. Hain 15964* (part 1 only); BMC III, 682 (part 1 only); not in Goff.


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