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    Sale 7471

    Valuable Printed Books and Manuscripts

    14 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 132

    NIDER, Johannes (1380-1438). Manuale confessorum. [Basel: Michael Wenssler, not after 1474]. Collation: [1-610.8.8] (1/1 incipit, table of contents, 1/2r text, 6/8v blank). 52 leaves. Variant on 1/1r as BMC. 34 lines. Type: 1a:121G. 3- to 6-line initial spaces. [Bound with:]

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    NIDER, Johannes (1380-1438). Manuale confessorum. [Basel: Michael Wenssler, not after 1474]. Collation: [1-610.8.8] (1/1 incipit, table of contents, 1/2r text, 6/8v blank). 52 leaves. Variant on 1/1r as BMC. 34 lines. Type: 1a:121G. 3- to 6-line initial spaces. [Bound with:]

    NIDER, Johannes. De morali lepra. [Basel: Michael Wenssler, not after 1475]. Collation: [110 2-78 810] (1/1r text). 76 leaves. 34 lines. 2- to 6-line initial spaces. Type: 1a:121G.

    Two works in one volume, chancery 2° (284 x 204mm). (Marginal repair in first leaf, occasional light spotting.) 18th-century English red morocco, gilt fillet border on sides, spine gilt with olive morocco lettering-pieces, marbled endpapers, gilt edges (lightly rubbed at extremities). Provenance: Francis Frederick Fox (armorial bookplate).

    Third edition of De morali lepra and sixth edition of Manuale confessorum. The two works were often printed to accompany one another, sharing format and lay-out, as here, and sometimes formed a single edition. Nider supported the reform of the religious orders, in particular that of his own Dominican order. A rubricator's date of 1474 in a Bayerische Staatsbibiothek copy of the Manuale establishes a terminus ante quem for the edition. I: H *11838; BMC III, 722 (IB. 37051); CIBN N-110; Bod-Inc. N-081; Goff N-180; II: H *11816; BMC III, 721 (IB. 37067); Bod-Inc. N-087; CIBN N-119; Goff N-189.


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