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Leaf from a German manuscript containing the Sermones of Simon de Cremona
Buxheim, Germany: By the scribe, Caspar Misensis, 1434. Disbound. Very good. This leaf measures 8.5" x 12". It comes with a 1926 T. F. I. descriptive card that reads: "Prepared in the Scriptorium (as monastic writing-rooms were called) of the famous Carthusian monastery at Buxheim. Caspar Misnensis was the scribe, and he informs us that he finished writing out these sermons on the fifth day before the feast of Saint Erasmus the martyr in 1434. The remakably fine state of preservation of the manuscript might make one question its authenticity until one feels the texture of the beautiful linen paper and examines its fearfully involved chirography, which, as will be seen, is written in a gnarled yet picturesque quasi-cursive gothic and is pleasingly rubricated." - T. F. I., 1926 With a nice manicule. Provenance: Hans G. Goedicke Estate. Probably from "Pages from the past. Original leaves from rare books and manuscripts. Portfolio set I-IV." (See "Disbound and Dispersed," 131) T.F.I. (The Foliophiles Incorporated) or the Society of Foliophiles was an organization established by New York book dealer George M. L. Brown that compiled and issued 'leaf' books, i.e., portfolios of leaves removed from manuscripts, incunabula, and other early printed books.
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Last Found On: 2017-10-08           Check availability:      Biblio    


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