GERSON, Johannes (1363-1429). Opera, parts I and II. Edited by Peter Schott and Johann Geiler von Kaysersberg. Strassburg: Martin Flach, 13 December 1494.
2 (of 3) volumes (292 x 206mm). Collation: I: A8 B-E8.6 F-G8 a-b6 c-k220.127.116.11 l8 m-t6.8 v-z8.6 aa-bb8 cc6 dd-gg8 (A1r title, A1v full-page woodcut, A2r table, G7v-G8 blank, a1r title, a1v woodcut, a2r preface, a5r De laude scriptorum, c1r Monotesseron, gg7v colophon, gg8 blank); II: A8 B-Z8.6 aA-fF8.6 gG-hH8 iI6 kK-nN8 (A1r title, A1v woodcut, A2r table, A2v Epitaphium Magistri Johannis de Gerson, A3r Regule morales, nN7v colophon, nN8 blank). 216 (of 217, without final blank) and 258 leaves. 53 lines and headline, double column. Type: 1:175 (160)G, 5:80G, 4:71(80)G. 3- to 7-line initial spaces with guide-letter, index letters in margin. Full-page woodcut (Schreiber 4104) repeated 3 times, with somewhat later light colouring and gold highlights. (Title on guard, some worming, light browning, occasional light staining.) Vol. I: contemporary Augsburg binding of sheep over wooden boards, panelled in blind with trellis rolls [Schunke-Schwenke Ranke 186 = Augsburg Blattwerk-Ornament], remains of two fore-edge clasps, printed leaf as front paste-down (somewhat worn); vol. II: German half blindtooled pigskin over wooden boards, two fore-edge clasps, title lettered on fore-edges (clasps renewed, leather torn at edge). Provenance: Dr. Johannes ?Murgittius (contemporary inscription in vol. I) -- [17th-century inscriptions deleted].
Fifth edition of the works of Gerson, one of the most influential theologians of the 15th century. The woodcut appearing here was first printed in Prüss's 1488 edition of Gerson's works, and copied by Kesler in his 1489 Basel edition. HC *7625; BMC I, 152 (IB. 2178-2178a); GW 10717; Bod-inc. G-088; Schr 4104; Goff G-189. (2)