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LEONARDUS DE UTINO (c. 1400-1470). Sermones quadragesimales de legibus dicti. Vicenza, Stephan Koblinger, 24 November 1479. 404 lvs. (of which 16 in manuscript). Printed in 2 columns, 52 lines. Initials in red. Nicely rubricated in red. Fol. (290 x 200 mm). Old (contemporary?) monastic, austere calf binding over wooden brds. w. raised bands, brass protective strip on both hinges, 4 wooden bosses on both sides, both clasps present but loosely inserted. (16 lvs. replaced in manuscript, in very neat and old (monk's?) hand (12 of them rubricated in red and decorated with blue and red initials), 1st leaf pasted in (inner margin a bit dam.), some tiny marg. holes in last 2 lvs., some light marg. staining in a few places, else a clean copy).

Collation: a-s10 t8 v-y10 1-2(8) 3-19(10) (a1r blank, a1v table, a2r text, 19/10r dedicatory epistle from Matthaeus Pigafetta to Nicolaus Rubeus, colophon, 19/10v blank). The second of four books printed at Vicenza by the prototypographer of Vienna. This edition of the Udine Dominican Leonardo's popular sermons is a page-for-page reprint of the first edition, printed in 1473 at Venice by Franciscus Renner and Nicolaus de Frankfordia. Koblinger probably trained in Renner's office, since the material and texts of all three of Koblinger's signed Vicenza editions show connections with Renner, including the unusual method of signing using the alphabet (a-y) followed by arabic numerals. - Goff L-148; GW 17926. - From the library of the Minor Friars in Limburg (Maastricht), in old ms. on first leaf and on ti-p. Bookplate of Vloemans (1925) on paste down.

€ 3000

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