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Sermones Quattuor novissimorum perutiles et necessarii, unumquemque in devotionis ardorem dei quam timorem inducentes
Colonie: (Cornelius von Zierickzee), (ca. 1502). Early Dutch post-incunable with two beautiful woodcuts.Full title: Sermo[n]es Quattuor nouissimorum perutiles et nec[ess]arij. vnu[m]que[m]q[ue] in deuot[i]o[n]is ardore[m] dei q[uam] timore[m] [in]ducentes. a beato bonaue(n)tura editi Large 16-mo. in-8° (12,2 x 9,6 cm). Leaves (127 - of 128) - blank leaf VII of the introduction missing.Text leaves with 27 lines to the page. Title-page with a small woodcut of Christ at the Last Judgement, within a frame of 4 decorative woodcut elements. Furthermore a full-page woodcuts showing King David meeting Christ as Saviour at the last Judgment. That woodcut is repeated at the end of the work. Several 3-line initials, but also (in incunable-style) empty spaces with minuscles, later to be filled in with manuscript initials. Modern half-vellum with old marbled boards.Cf : VD16 B 6579; GW IV, Sp 479; Hain 3525; Goff B 947; ISTC ib00947000; Schreiber 3523aOn the title-page, this collection of 37 sermons, subdivided into chapters, is attributed to Saint Bonaventura, but there is some doubt about that authorship. The same doubt exists already about the authorship of several manuscripts that also contain this collection of sermons. The collection is divided into five parts, that are arranged around the important stages of human life : death, judgment, heaven and hell.The present collection was printed for the first time in Paris in 1482. A number of medieval devotional works which were originally believed to be the work of Bonaventura, were in fact written by a number of actual authors. There … [Click Below for Full Description]
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