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RAINERIUS DE PISIS (d. c.1348). Pantheologia, sive Summa universae theologiae. [Augsburg: Günther Zainer], 1474.
RAINERIUS DE PISIS (d. c.1348). Pantheologia, sive Summa universae theologiae. [Augsburg: Günther Zainer], 1474.
RAINERIUS DE PISIS (d. c.1348). Pantheologia, sive Summa universae theologiae. [Augsburg: Günther Zainer], 1474.
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RAINERIUS DE PISIS (d. c.1348). Pantheologia, sive Summa universae theologiae. [Augsburg: Günther Zainer], 1474.
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RAINERIUS DE PISIS (d. c.1348). Pantheologia, sive Summa universae theologiae. [Augsburg: Günther Zainer], 1474.

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RAINERIUS DE PISIS (d. c.1348). Pantheologia, sive Summa universae theologiae. [Augsburg: Günther Zainer], 1474.

Second edition of the oldest theological encyclopedia. 'Although the author was Italian, it is noticeable that of the six editions printed in the 15th-century, the first five appeared in Germany, suggesting that the manuscripts quickly found their way to Nuremberg, where it is quite possible that the celebrated humanist, physician and bibliophile Hartmann Schedel had something to do with seeing the formidable tomes into print.’ (Notes on the bibliography of Rainerius de Pisis, Rhodes, p. 238), H *13016; BMC II, 321; Bod-inc R-002; BSB-Ink R-2; IGI 8268; Goff R-6.

2 volumes, royal folio (395 x 277; 403 x 282mm). Both volumes complete with blanks, rubricated in red, woodcut initials, some coloured in contemporary hand, vol. 1 with ‘Nullus Defectus’ printed in left column of leaf 4v in quire 38, vol. 2 with 9 major initials painted by a contemporary German hand in green, blue, orange, yellow and red, other initials in red and blue, gilt drops on the first page margin, shelf-mark on first page (both volumes with wormholes in first and last few quires, heavier in vol. 1, occasional light staining). Contemporary German blindstamped leather over wooden boards, vol. 1: pigskin by Hans Stumpf from Nördlingen [Kyriss 55], contemporary title label on upper board and spine (without metal bosses), vol. 2: Amberg or Nuremberg morocco [Schwenke-Sammlung 2 Adler 37, 52], rebacked preserving backstrip (both with worm-holed boards, without clasps, rubbed and scuffed). Provenance: Altomünster monastery (inscriptions on pastedowns dated 1543 and 1570) – vol. 1: Munich, Royal library (masked inscription on pastedown).
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