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Carthusians] [Urs Graf]
Statuta ordinis Cartusiensis a domino Guigone priore Cartusie edita
Basel: Johannes Amerbach, Johannes Froben, 1510. A beautiful, rare, contemporary illuminated edition with a complete set of Urs Graf hand-coloured woodcuts. Unique copy. A beautiful contemporary illuminated edition with a complete set of wood cuts by Urs Graf in contemporary hand colouring; these are a rarity by themselves and the 4 illuminated initials make the book unique.Six parts in one volume. 33cm x 23cm. Small folio of calf skin over wooden boards entirely blind stamped, double set of blind rules framing a decoration of lozenges on the front board and diagonal trellis design on the rear, the whole covered with leafy flowers and roses; the spine with four raised bands decorated with flowers in the compartments; vestiges of parchment title label at the top, remains of brass clasps Old title piece in paper glued on the back and partially missing. Some of the clasps are missing. (contemporary binding). The title page has a contemporary ink inscription 'Domines Erfordiensis' - connecting it to the Diocese of Erfurt.Very rare first edition of the first printed compilation of the statutes of the Carthusian order founded in 1084 by Saint Bruno. Published by Johannes Amerbach, famous printer-librarian who practiced near the Charterhouse of Basle, at the request of Dom Francois Dupuy general of the order from 1503 to 1521, under the direction of Gregor Reisch prior of the Charterhouse of Mont -Saint-Jean-Baptiste near Freiburg im Breisgau close to Erasmus. It includes the Customs drafted by dom Guigues (1127), the old statutes compiled by dom Riffier (1259), the new statutes o … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Stephen Butler Rare Books & Manuscripts [Milton Keynes, United Kingdom]

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