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Berenger of Landorra, Archbishop of Santiago de Compostela (circa 1262-1330), and Gregory of Vorau (ed. Matthias Farinator)
Lumen Animae. Incipit: Liber moralitatum elegantissimus magnarum reru[m] naturalium lumen anime dict[us]: cu[m] septe[m] apparitorib[us] necno[n] sanctoru[m] doctoru[m] orthodoxe fidei p[ro]fessorum Poetaru[m] etia[m] ac oratoru[m] auctoritatib[us] p[er] modum pharatre s[e]c[un]d[u]m ordine[m] alphabeti collectis feliciter incipit.
Strasbourg: , 1482. FOURTH EDITION (first printed in 1477). . Folio: . Bound in contemporary blind-stamped calf over wooden boards from the bindery of the Augustinian monastery of St Zeno in Reichenhall (Upper Bavaria, active c. 1475-1528, EDBD w002516). The binding has been rebacked; the metal corner-pieces and perhaps a central boss have been removed. An original vellum label and shelf-mark are affixed to the front board. There is offsetting from now-removed manuscript pastedowns inside the boards, though there are still vellum manuscript strips used for spine lining. The text is in excellent condition throughout with trivial blemishes. The text is rubricated and there some nice are 3- to 8-line initials in red and/or blue, the first of which has marginal extensions.Provenance: A contemporary ownership inscription (obscured by ink) in red ink is to be found at the end of the table. "Ego cristianus [(?)] emi hunc librum decem solidis denariorum". The name is repeated on the penultimate leaf (also crossed through); Another inscription, "Cristiannus Shab 1491" is written on the same leaf. With the bookplates of Jean Furstenberg (1890-1982) and E.P. Goldschmidt (See his catalogue VII (1925), number 29).The arrival of printed books is so often regarded as one of the inaugural moments of the renaissance that it is sometimes forgotten that the first years of print also represented the last great flowering of the Middle Ages. The "Lumen Anime" (Light of the Soul), is testament to that. Formerly attributed to the Carmelite friar Mathias Farinator of Vienna (who compiled the in … [Click Below for Full Description]
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