[THOMAS A KEMPIS, Saint.] Gerson de ymitatione cristi Cum tractatulo de mediatione cordis. Ulm: Johann Zainer, 1487.
192 leaves, capitals, paragraph marks and initial strokes supplied in red (small wormhole affecting inner margin of 14 leaves, M6 bound in before M4, occasional light spotting). HC *9093; BMC II, 530; cf. Goff I-13. Bound with:
CHRYSOSTOMUS, Johannes. Chrysostomus de Cordis Compunctione Augustinus de Contritione cordis. [Basle: Michael Furter, about 1500]. 2 parts, 70 leaves, with blank f8,h8, capitals, paragraph marks and initial strokes supplied in red. HC *5046; BMC III,786; Goff J-279. The two works in one volume, 8°(150 x 105mm.). Contemporary blindstamped vellum, over wooden boards, covers with leaf frond borders and central panel of smaller flower motifs, original clasp (upper cover stained). Provenance: Achatus Pignelus? (early 16th Century signature and inscription on title page); Volmer Hobeling (presentation inscription dated 1590); Melchior Gruöber (inscribed and dated 1645); Benedictine Monastry of Sainte Croix and Saint Martin at Wiblingen (18th Century inscrpition)
An interesting pair of incunables, the second work also ascribed to Johann Amerbach by Proctor, and to Richard Pafraet of Deventer [1491?] by Campbell. The British Library copy is inscribed by Michael Furter, the printer.