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Bechoffen, Johannes
Quadruplex missalis expositio: litteralis scilicet allegorica, tropologica et anagogica; sic ordinata, ut etiám populo expediat predicari publice quo ad litteralem sensum allegoricum et etiam tropologicum usque ad oblationem
Basle: Michael Furter, 1509. Second edition (first printed 1505). [88] leaves, including final blank O4. A-B8 C-O 4-8, alternately. Title printed in red and black with central vignette of cherub; gothic character, with ornamental initial capitals; printer's device on colophon leaf. 1 vols. 4to. 19th-century half vellum and marbled paper boards; vellum mottled and boards scuffed. Title a bit soiled, early ink signature, scattered light soiling and a few smudges; overall, though, very good. Institutional bookplate and a few notes on front pastedown. Extremely rare and beautifully printed work on the literary, allegorical, spiritual and liturgical aspects of the Roman Catholic Mass, first printed in 1505 by Furter, one of the first generation of printers in Basel. Bechoffen is identified on the colophon page as a brother in the order of Augustinian hermits; this appears to be his only work. It was reprinted in 1512 and 1519; all editions are rare in the US OCLC locates only one copy of this 1509 (second) edition in the United States -- in the Lutheran Theological Seminary.
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