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FIFTEENTH CENTURY

Alliaco, Petrus de.

TRACTATUS ET SERMONES. [BRUSSELS: FRATRES VITAE COMMUNIS, BETWEEN 9 JUNE 1481 AND 1483], 272 LEAVES (OF 274), DOUBLE COLUMN, 39 LINES, GOTHIC TYPE, 2- TO 8-LINE INITIALS SUPPLIED IN RED, RED PARAPHS AND INITIAL-STROKES, BLANK LEAVES S7-8 WITH EXTRA TEXT SUPPLIED IN CONTEMPORARY MANUSCRIPT ("DE QUATUOR IN QUIBUS INCIPIENTES..."), [H 850; GW M32023; BMC IX 174; GOFF A487], LACKING A1 (TABLE) AND A1 (BLANK), A2 SLIGHTLY DAMAGED, OCCASIONAL SLIGHT WATER-STAINING
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 10,000 GBP
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FIFTEENTH CENTURY

Alliaco, Petrus de.

TRACTATUS ET SERMONES. [BRUSSELS: FRATRES VITAE COMMUNIS, BETWEEN 9 JUNE 1481 AND 1483], 272 LEAVES (OF 274), DOUBLE COLUMN, 39 LINES, GOTHIC TYPE, 2- TO 8-LINE INITIALS SUPPLIED IN RED, RED PARAPHS AND INITIAL-STROKES, BLANK LEAVES S7-8 WITH EXTRA TEXT SUPPLIED IN CONTEMPORARY MANUSCRIPT ("DE QUATUOR IN QUIBUS INCIPIENTES..."), [H 850; GW M32023; BMC IX 174; GOFF A487], LACKING A1 (TABLE) AND A1 (BLANK), A2 SLIGHTLY DAMAGED, OCCASIONAL SLIGHT WATER-STAINING
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 10,000 GBP
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Alliaco, Petrus de.

TRACTATUS ET SERMONES. [BRUSSELS: FRATRES VITAE COMMUNIS, BETWEEN 9 JUNE 1481 AND 1483], 272 LEAVES (OF 274), DOUBLE COLUMN, 39 LINES, GOTHIC TYPE, 2- TO 8-LINE INITIALS SUPPLIED IN RED, RED PARAPHS AND INITIAL-STROKES, BLANK LEAVES S7-8 WITH EXTRA TEXT SUPPLIED IN CONTEMPORARY MANUSCRIPT ("DE QUATUOR IN QUIBUS INCIPIENTES..."), [H 850; GW M32023; BMC IX 174; GOFF A487], LACKING A1 (TABLE) AND A1 (BLANK), A2 SLIGHTLY DAMAGED, OCCASIONAL SLIGHT WATER-STAINING

Passio Domini Iesu Christi secundum quattuor Evangelia; Guillelmus de Sancto Amore. Defensorium ecclesiae. [Lübeck: Printer of Calderinus (Johann Snel or Lucas Brandis?), c. 1480], 70 leaves, double column, 38 lines, Gothic type, 4-line initial supplied in red, red paraphs and initial-strokes, contemporary manuscript quiring in tiny letters, [H 12440; GW M29625; Goff P129]

2 works in one volume, chancery folio (282 x 207mm.), text of Alliaco split between quires s and A with quires a-f of the Passio bound in between, and quires f-g of the Passio (containing Defensorium ecclesiae) bound at end of volume, contemporary German blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, outer roll-tooled border, central panel composed of lozenge-shaped compartments each with small fleur-de-lys stamp, other circular and rectangular stamps, metalwork corners, two clasps, pink alum-tawed index tabs along fore-edge, nineteenth-century lettering-piece, new endpapers and hinges, joints splitting


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Provenance

Ampleforth Abbey Library, armorial bookplate and library stamp on flyleaf

Catalogue Note

The Brothers of the Common Life set up the first and indeed only press in Brussels in the fifteenth century and produced about 37 works between 1475 and 1485, after which the monastery scriptorium continued to produce and bind books by hand.

The second work is rare; in the UK, ISTC lists only a copy of the Defensorium section in the John Rylands Library, Manchester.

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