Postilla Guillerini sup[er] Epistolas et Evangelia de Tempore, de sanctis, et pro defunctis.

GUILLERMUS, Parisiensis [William of Auvergne] (c. 1180-1249) (attributed to) -- QUENTELL, Heinrich, printer (d. 1501)

Published by Heinrich Quentell, Cologne, 1501
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[With:] Bernard of Clairvaux, Passio domini et de planctu beate Marie virginis]; (2) Textus sequentiarum cum expositione lucida ac facili Sacre scripture auctoritatibus aliorumque exemplis creberrimis roborata, una cum vocabulorum explanatione (Heinrich Quentell, circa 1500?); (3) Expositio hymnorum cum familiari commento (Cologne: Heinrich Quentell, 9 December, 1500). Three works in one, 4to (207 x 141mm). Pagination: 1) Postilla Guillerini: [1], [4], 178 leaves (i-clxxviii), including the Passio Domini: 18 leaves. 2) Textus Sequentiarum: 133, [11] leaves; 3) Expositio hymnorum: [1], 76, [1] leaves. Collation: I: *(4), a-z(6), r and c(6), A-D(6), E(4), Aa-Cc(6). II: a(8), b-c(6), d(8), e-f(6), g(8), h-i(6), k(8), -m(6), n(8), o-p(6), q(8), r-t(6), v(8), x(4), y(6). III: A(8), B(6), C(8), D-E(6), F(8), G(6), H(8), I-K(6), L(4), M(6). The Postilla with 46 lines of extensive glossed text attractively rubricated throughout with initials alternating red and blue and paragraph marks in red. Large woodcut of the preaching scholar on title, also known as the "Accipies woodcut," although this version omits the legend. Publisher Heinrich Quentell was the first to use the "Accipies" woodcut in 1490 and it was in use until 1496 and then picked up again in 1500, as here. Quentell’s woodcut was popular with scholastic printers and was extensively imitated and in some cases directly reproduced. Generally, all books with the "Accipies" woodcut would have been intended for interactive classroom use. Modern alum-tawed leather, endpapers renewed, two unrelated incunable excisions laid in with rubrication; (occasional light marginal dampstaining, dark marginal dampstaining on last few leaves of Expositio, cloth folding case). This copy seems to have once belonged to the Dominican brothers of Pforzheim by the near contemporary inscription, probably, "concalvus pfortzheimerensis ordinis praedica." Scattered Latin marginalia throughout in a few hands likely dating to this period; this book was probably shared among generations of classroom clergy who made simple corrections, notes, and referred to biblical passages of interest. Another title inscription is dated 1649 and an eighteenth-century ex-libris on the lower margin of the title reads "Iacobi Andreae Cactian Carolopolitani." Carolopolitani, or Charleville, is a town in northeast France near the border of Belgium known for their vibrant monastic community. A likely 18th-century hand makes a clear provenance note in English on an original front flyleaf retained by binder. Stamp of the St. Charles Borromeo Seminary Library (deaccessioned). Together these are three scarce works, the first, an Epistles and Gospel commentary by Guillermus Parisiensis, or William of Auvergne, which includes the appendix, the "Passio Domini", and the other two ("Textus" and "Expostio") are on the particular sequence of hymns in church music and were composed anonymously but have been attributed to Hilarius. These three works are found together again in a 1510 edition by Melchior Lotter. This Quentell commentary differs from the far more numerous Latin editions of the "Postilla" in many ways; written in the vernacular it is clearly aimed for a lay audience. In fact, a prologue to the "Postilla" explains the value of Bible study to the reader. Earlier editions of the "Postilla" appeared in 1492, and again in 1494 and 1497. William of Auvergne was a friar and theologian, later bishop of Paris, who died circa 1248. He was an active participant in the scholastic discourse that centered in Paris in the early University days. William was really the first to provide in-depth discussions of issues that arose in sermon and preaching throughout Europe. This work retains the classic "Accipies" woodcut title of the preaching theologian as well as is enhanced with monastic provenance from the early modern period. ISTC records only the Guillermus Postilla by Quentell for the years 1492, 1494, and 1497. ISTC is00463000 (Textus), ie0. Bookseller Inventory # SAV136

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Title: Postilla Guillerini sup[er] Epistolas et ...

Publisher: Heinrich Quentell, Cologne

Publication Date: 1501

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good+

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