HEROLT, Johannes (d.1468). Liber Discipuli de eruditione christifidelium. [Strassburg: Georg Husner, c.1476].
Chancery 2° (269 x 197mm). 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). 247 (of 248, without first blank) leaves. 35 lines and headline. Type: 2:110G. 6-line initial, paragraph marks, capital strokes and underlining in red on first page, remaining 2- to 6-line initial spaces left blank. (Small wormhole in first few quires, some light browning, some light dampstaining at upper margin.) Purple morocco panelled in blind with single fillets, spine lettered in gilt, signed by McLeish, earlier blue speckled edges, remains of early pink pigskin index tabs. Provenance: Osterhofen, near Passau (17th-century inscription 'Ad Bibliothecam Ecclesiae Osterhoviensis', early annotations); [Max and Maurice Rosenheim, sale Sotheby's, 9 May 1923, lot 266, £4.15 to McLeish]; Albert Ehrman (1890-1969, bookplate, pencilled notes, not in the Broxbourne Library sale).
Second edition of Herolt's popular priest's aid in which he presents a summation of the texts used in catechetical instruction: the Ten Commandments, the seven deadly sins, the six works of mercy, the Our Father, the Ave Maria, the Creed, seven sacraments, etc. H *8517; BMC I, 85 (IB. 1036); BSB H-123; Goff H-91.