GERSON, Johannes. Secunda pars operu[m]. (Strassbourg, J. Grüninger, 1488 (3 July)). 1 (of 4) vol. 286 lvs. W. 1 fine full-p. woodcut of Saint Christopher (Schreiber 4104), & rubricated in red. Fol. Late 15th/early 16th c. richly blind tooled (floral decoration) pigskin over wooden brds. (floral decoration on back cover surrounded by a border w. animals/flowers) w. raised bands, & w. brass catches. (Clasps gone, small defect to spine, chain hole visible in back cover, lower ticket removed from front side (colour difference), faintly waterstained/browned in places).Volume two only of the extensive Strasbourg edition of the works of Johannes Gerson (1363-1429), edited by Peter Schott und Johann Geiler von Kaysersberg. Johannes Gerson, chancellor of the University of Paris, was one of the most influential theologians of the fifteenth century. He worked to resolve the Great Schism and played an important role at the Council of Constance, where he influenced the decisions concerning the fate of the Hussites. His extenisve writings on ecclesiology, reform, pastoral care and mysticism were very popular during the later Middle Ages and were frequently printed during the second half of the fifteenth century, both as individual treatises and in collected editions. Owner's initials 'O'(tto) 'H'(upp) on upper paste down. - Collation: A10 B8 C8 D6 E8 F6 G8 H6 I8 K6 L8 M6 N8 O6 P6 Q8 R6 S8 T6 V6 X8 Y6 Z6 AA8 BB6 CC8 DD6 EE8 FF6 GG8 HH6 II8 KK6 LL8 MM6 NN8 OO6 PP8 QQ6 RR6 SS6. - GW 10714; Hain 7622; Polain II, 1590; Goff G-186.
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