Lot 15
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Bridget of Sweden, Saint

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600 - 800 GBP
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Description

  • Bridget of Sweden, Saint
  • Revelationes. Nuremberg: Friedrich Peypus for Johann Koberger, 1517
  • Paper
folio (313 x 198mm.), printed in double columns, title within a woodcut border by Hans Springinklee showing scenes from Bridget's visions, woodcut coats of arms of the King of Sweden and Florian Baldauss on leaves a2r and a2v, woodcut initials, rubricated, CONTEMPORARY GERMAN BLIND-STAMPED CALF OVER WOODEN BOARDS, covers with panels composed of blind fillets with outer border of flower stamps and small heart and flower bud tools in central compartment, inner border with a few stamps of an unusual knight on horseback square stamp with small flowers at corners, metal catch-plates, index tabs, lacking aii, occasional slight browning, some leaves with wormholes in margins, rebacked, corners repaired, joints cracked, lacking catches

Provenance

The Law Society, armorial bookplate

Literature

Adams B2834; IA 119.600; Fairfax Murray, German 74; VD16 B5594; Mendham B399

Catalogue Note

Third Latin edition with a handsome title-page border by Hans Springinklee, a pupil of Dürer. Most of the thirteen books of the Revelationes were written by St Bridget herself, in Sweden, Rome (between 1349 and 1342) and the Holy Land, where she went as a pilgrim from 1372-1373. Book XI was written by St Bridget and Magister Petrus Olavi in Rome and book IX was compiled after her death and canonisation.
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