LUMEN ANIMAE. Edited by Matthias Farinator. [Strassburg: Printer of the 1481 Legenda Aurea], 22 March 1482.
2° (294 x 213mm). Collation: [1-38 410 5-168 176 18-338 3410] (1/1 blank, 1/2r prologue, 1/3r tables, 4/10v blank, 5/1r prologue and text, 34/9v colophon, 34/10 blank). 274 leaves. 43 lines and headline. Type: 1:180G, 2:108G, 3:97aG, printed guide-letters. First 3 major initials in intertwining red and blue, the first with extension, 3-line initials alternating in red and blue, some capital strokes and underlining in red, early MS. foliation up to part II. (Some light spotting and staining, very small wormholes in final quires touch just a few letters.) Contemporary blindstamped calf over wooden boards with arms, possibly of the Schyterberg family of Zurich or Görzhain family of Hesse, in cuir ciselé on back cover (rebacked, somewhat rubbed, missing centre- and cornerpieces and clasps), title label on front cover; one of the stamps may be Blattornament 103, which Schunke (Schwenke-Sammlung) locates to Landshut. Provenance: Ego Cristanus ioprung emi hunc librum decem solidis denariorum (contemporary inscription in red at end of table); Cristannus Shab 1491 (inscription); Jean Furstenberg (booklabel); E.P. Goldschmidt (booklabel).
The Lumen animae is an encyclopedic devotional work on topics including contemplation, the life of Christ, angels, apparitions, saints, and vices and virtues. On the text and its editor, Matthias Farinator, see M.A. Rouse in Archivum Fratrum Praedicatorum 41, 1971, pp.5-113. A large copy. HC 10333; BMC I, 97 (IB. 1257); Goff L-396; BSB L-289.