Title: Sermones de tempore [de sanctis], [WITH] ...
Publisher: P[er] magistru[m] Joanne[m] , [Basel]
Publication Date: 1495
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition
Together, 2 volumes in one, separately titled, folio (281 x 201mm). ;  leaves (but with last 28 leaves of Sermones de tempore bound after Sermones de sanctis). Signatures: A(6); a-x (alternating 6 and 8); y (12); A-K (6); [part II]: a-f (alternating 6 and 8): A- C (6); D (8), but lacking original final blank. Large emblematic woodcut on title verso in first volume depicting monks kneeling in front of a library flanking symbols of bishop’s miter, eagle, pierced heart and inscriptions alluding to virtues of Caritas and Amor. 52 lines, primarily in double columns, in Amerbach’s Types I and II Gothic fonts, with variations in the marginal references, initial spaces rubricated. Watermarked paper, one of three hills surmounted by a cross, possibly suggesting Italian paper. Later pigskin over beveled wooden boards, elaborately blind-tooled with foliate ornament in panels and central rayed lozenge devices infilled with image of crucified Christ, flanked by sun and moon, and the initials IHS (Ihesus) over three nails of the Passion (front); and a crowned Virgin and Child standing on half-moon (rear); (light dampstaining in upper outer corner of opening leaves, scattered cropped early marginalia, contents otherwise relatively clean; remnants of clasps, catches lacking, recased, rear endpapers renewed, small wormholes through covers and front and rear of contents not impairing contents). Copy of cleric Johannes Schneyser of the Dominican monastery of Landshut, dated 1521, his purchase inscription on front free- endpaper, "Iste liber est conuent lantzhuttnis cardinis predicatorum empt per venerabilem premonasterem fur Johannes Schneyser Anno salutis 1521." First Collected Edition of the sermons of St. Augustine, published in 7 volumes, consisting of parts 6 and 7 complete (Sermones de tempore and Sermones de sanctis) within a larger collection of sermons by Augustine (including Ad heremitas, De verbis domini, De verbis apostolici, In epistolam Johannis). There are a considerable number of humanistic manuscripts of Augustine, and among the early printed editions there are many which were the labor of humanistic scholars. Johannes Amerbach, the famed humanist printer, was the first of these to print Augustine’s Sermones and notably, the humanist poet Sebastian Brant of Basel (1457?-1521), added a Latin poem of praise to this edition. There are several copies in North American and European institutions, this one closely matching the copy in the Arca Artium Collection at the Hill Manuscript Library. BMC III, 756; Goff A-1308; GW 2920. Bookseller Inventory # D4699
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