ps-BONAVENTURA (GUILLELMUS de LAVICEA). Diaeta salutis. - ps-BONAVENTURA. Devotio contemplatio, seu meditatio de nativitate domini [Meditationes vitae Christi, cap. 8]. -De resurrectione a peccato ad gratiam. Pamplona: Arnaldo Guillén, de Brocar, 3 November 1497.
Chancery 8° (133 x 96mm). Collation: a-z8 \\i \\j \\g8 \\h4 (a1r title with woodcut of the Crucifixion, a1v woodcut of the Virgin and Child with Angels, meditative address to the Virgin, a2r prologue, chapter headings, a3v text, z8r tabulae to the Diaeta, \\g3r Devota contemplatio, \\g4v De resurrectione a peccato ad gratiam, \\h3r tabula to De resurrectione, \\h4r colophon, printer's device, \\h4v blank). 210 leaves (of 212, a1.8 do not belong to this copy and are probably in facsimile). 26 lines and headline, headline with foliation printed on rectos only. Type: 1:181G, 3:140G, 5:111G. Woodcut printer's device, lombard initials. (First and last few leaves thumb-soiled, repaired marginal tear in first quire, light dampstain in final quire, lightly browned, a few headlines shaved.) 17th-century mottled sheep over thin pasteboard, fragment of a 17th-century book list written in Spanish as front pastedown, red speckled edges. Provenance: John Ehrman, Broxbourne Library (bookplate, sale Sotheby's, 8 May 1978, lot 421).
Printed at the only press in Pamplona active in the 15th century. Guillén de Brocar later printed the monumental Complutensian Polyglot for Cardinal Ximenez in 1514-17. HC 3529; BMC X, 75 (IA. 54113); GW 4729; Haeb(BI) 64; Vindel(A) VI 211: 10; Kurz 73; Goff B-878.