ALBERTUS MAGNUS (attributed to) -- [RICHARDUS DE SANCTO LAURENTIO (fl.1239-45)]. De laudibus Mariae. Strasbourg: Martin Flach, 1493.
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ALBERTUS MAGNUS (attributed to) -- [RICHARDUS DE SANCTO LAURENTIO (fl.1239-45)]. De laudibus Mariae. Strasbourg: Martin Flach, 1493.

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ALBERTUS MAGNUS (attributed to) -- [RICHARDUS DE SANCTO LAURENTIO (fl.1239-45)]. De laudibus Mariae. Strasbourg: Martin Flach, 1493.

A handsome volume with its contemporary pigskin binding signed by an unidentified binder or owner with an armorial tool. Kyriss was unable to identify the stamp which shows a cross bow within a small shield. Although attributed to Albertus Magnus, the probable author of this work in praise of the Virgin is Richardus de Sancto Laurentio. The present Flach edition is the second, following the first printed at Strasbourg by Johann Mentelin not later than 1473. The introduction is by the printer, Flach. HC (Add) 10767=H *10768; GW 0061610; BMC I, 152; BSB-Ink R-174; CIBN A-147; Goff A-248.

Chancery folio (297 x 210mm). Rubricated throughout. With blank [**8]. (Occasional browning, a few tears to margins, without final blank). Contemporary blindstamped German pigskin over wooden boards with brass fore-edge clasps, tooled with Virgin and Child, double-headed eagle, and (on front cover) two small stamps of a cross-box on shield, interpreted by Kyriss as a binder's stamp (scuff marks on lower cover, spine bands rubbed). Provenance: Frankfurt, Carmelite house, 1622 (inscription; stamp on title, deaccession stamp) – occasional marginalia -- ?bookplate removed.
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