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D'Auvergne, Guillaume (auch Guillelmus Parisiensis):
Postilla guillermi super Epistolas et Evangelia de tempore et sanctis Et pro desufunctis.
Augusta, Johannem Schensperger 1494. 17th century vellum binding [205x155cm]. With Latin text on 2 columns, written in Gothic characters. With a large woodcut showing the scene of the crucifixion on the title page, 53 further text woodcuts. 162 unnumbered leaves: A-A8-M-M8, N-N5, 1 blank, A-A8-G-G6, B-B5. With handwritten contemporary marginal annotations, as well as annotations on the back of the front cover and on the last page. Rubricated in red throughout. With an engraved Exlibris for Arthur Brölemann (1826-1904) mounted on the inside front cover. Arthur Brölemann together with his father Henry Auguste Brölemann were important collectors of medieval manuscripts in the 19th century. William of Auvergne (1180/90-1249), also known as Guillelmus Parisiensis, Guillaume d'Auvergne, Guilielmus Alvernus, or William of Paris was a French theologian and philosopher, Bishop of Paris (1228-1249) and counselor to young king Louis IX. He was one of the first western European philosophers who engaged with and commented extensively upon Aristotelian writings on metaphysics and natural philosophy, as well as upon Islamic philosophy. The present book offers a richly illustrated guide to excerpts from the Epistles and Evangelists, that were read during church services throughout the year. The text was first issued in 1437 and it has been attributed to Johannes Herolt, a Dominican preacher from 15th century Germany. A fact which proves the importance of the book for its time is that it was published in more than 100 incunabular editions (most of them, however, not illustrated), thus being … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Völkel [Germany]
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