7 June 2006
NICOLAUS DE LYRA (c.1270-1349). Moralia super totam Bibliam. Mantua: Paulus de Butzbach, 29 April 1481.
Chancery 2° (285 x 199mm). Collation: a10 b6 c4 d-o8 p-z8 A-I8 K6 L12 (a1r blank, a1v dedicatory letter to Franciscus Raimondus by the editor, Ludovicus a Turri, a2r prologue, a2v text, K5v colophon, K6 blank, L1r tabula, L12v register). 270 leaves. 54-55 lines and headline, double column. Type: 2:78G and 3:105G. 2- to 9-line initials, paragraph marks, alternating in red or blue. (Occasional browning, A2 torn with loss of 3 lines, a little worming towards end with loss of some letters, a few marginal repairs.) 18th-century sheep, tooled spine, sprinkled edges (gilt worn from spine, rebacked, a few minor restorations). Provenance: Gabriel Surgant (16th-century inscription) -- Thann, Alsace, Minorite convent (17th-century inscription) -- Richard King (bookplate) -- Edmund McClure (bookplate).
Third edition of Nicolaus's companion work to his monumental Postilla super Bibliam. HC *10375; BMC VII, 932 (IB. 30649); Goff N-113.
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