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HEROLT, Johannes (d. 1468). Liber Discipuli de eruditione christifidelium. [Strassburg: Georg Husner, ca. 1476].

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HEROLT, Johannes (d. 1468). Liber Discipuli de eruditione christifidelium. [Strassburg: Georg Husner, ca. 1476].

Chancery 2o (284 x 205 mm). Collation: [1-410 5-138 146 158 166 17-288 29-3010] (1/1 blank, 1/2r text, 29/1r colophon, 29/1v chronological table, 30/1v alphabetical table, 30/10 blank). 246 leaves (of 248, without the first and final blanks). 35 lines and headline. Type: 2:110G. Two- to six-line initial spaces. Rubricated with red Lombard initials, some with red and brown flourishing and some with reserved ornament, red capital strokes, paragraph marks and underlines. (Some browning, two or three tiny wormholes to text area of first ca. 10 leaves catching one or two letters on most pages, the rubricator's ink occasionally oxydized.) Modern brown morocco.

Provenance: contemporary manuscript annotations to the tractate De septem donis spiritus (28/5-29/1).

Second edition. The Dominican Johannes Herolt, who referred to himself in his works only as Discipulus, wrote a number of treatises intended as aids for preachers. The present treatise, probably composed in 1416, expounds the texts used in catechetical instruction: the Ten Commandments, the nine sins against others, the seven deadly sins, the six works of mercy, the Our Father, the Ave Maria, the Creed, the seven sacraments, and the seven gifts of the holy spirit. Extracts from this work were first published in Cologne, ca. 1475 (cf. CIBN H-58).

H 8517*; BMC I, 85 (IB. 1036); BSB-Ink. H-123; Pr 357; Goff H-91.
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