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BERNARDUS CLARAVALLENSIS, Saint
SERMONES DE TEMPORE ET DE SANCTIS
[Paris]: [Georg Wolf], [1495]. Early Edition. Hardcover. Some waterstaining to varying degrees, mostly marginal and generally light, but within text of a few folios; signature D with outer margins repaired to varying degrees, heavier to D9 and 10 with loss of a few letters to both folios. Still an attractive, Near Fine incunable. Quarto (6-1/4" x 8-3/4") bound in recent full antique-style speckled calf leather; 213 (of 218 folios, lacking a1 and r3-6), double column, 54 lines and head-line, Gothic letter with 244 rubricated initials. Occasional early ink marginalia and numbers, later extensive ink notes to verso of final leaf. BMC VIII, 148; Goff B-438; Hain 2843; ISTC No. ib00438000 locates only one copy in the United States. The sermons of St. Bernard, one of the most accomplished and influential preachers of the later Middle Ages, were popular with priests and young clerics. This edition was one of six printed in the fifteenth century.
Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB [Fleetwood, PA, U.S.A.]

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