London, South Kensington
2 June 2008
THOMAS à Kempis (1380-1471). De imitatione Christi et de contemptu omnium vanitatum mundi. Milan: Leonardus Pachel, July 1488. 70 leaves (including the final blank), 35 lines and headline, double columns, gothic letter, incipit and first woodcut initial printed in red (light stains in i5). HC (Add) 9096*; BMC VI, 777; Goff I-18. [Bound after:] [ARRIVABENE, Pietro]. Meditationes in Passionem Jesu Christi. Ibid., [c.1488]. 60 leaves, 35 lines, double columns, gothic letter, a few woodcut initials (several top margins a little stained, short marginal repaired tear in a1). HCR 10989; BMC VI, 777; Goff M-430. 2 works in one volume, 8° (150 x 106mm). 18th-century Italian vellum. Provenance: the Jesuits at Rome (library stamps on title of first work and at end of second work).
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