London, South Kensington
18 November 2003
Epistola de miseria curatorum. [Leipzig: Konrad Kachelofen, c.1489.]
Chancery 4° (202 x 137mm). Gothic type, full-page woodcut on title dated 1489 depicting the priest of the letter and the seven devils that he will encounter, rubricated. (Faint dampstaining.) Modern deerskin with early boss on front cover, modern paper slipcase.
Kachelofen printed four editions of this work in 1489 for which he commissioned the title woodcut. Not in BMC, 2 copies only listed in Goff. GW 9343; Goff E-50.
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