Lot 2
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Andreae, Johannes

Estimate
4,000 - 5,000 GBP
Sold
11,250 GBP
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Description

  • Andreae, Johannes
  • Hieronymianus. [Cologne: Conrad Winters, de Homborch], 9 August 1482
  • Paper
Chancery folio (268 x 190mm.), 112 leaves (of 113, without final blank leaf), a-b8 c9 d-g8 h6 i-k8 l6 m8 n6 o8 p6, stub visible between c6 and c7, double column, 40 lines, gothic type, first 9-line initial in red and blue on a penwork ground, 1- to 3-line initials in red, 5- to 7-line initials in red on a penwork ground, some with remains of silver pigment, 2-line printed initials, eighteenth-century English calf, d6-8 and h4 damaged with some loss of text (some supplied in early manuscript in the hand of the early inscription), marginal repair to i4, n5 stained, upper hinge broken, binding rubbed

Provenance

Symon de Amsterdamis, an honest man and "zelator" of the [Carthusian] Order, bestowed this book on brother Gabriel Ofhuys, early inscription on initial blank leaf; Richard Heber, sale, Sotheby's, 5 June 1834, lot 232, 4s 6d to Thorpe

Gabriël Ofhuys (c. 1475-1535) took his vows in the Carthusian monastery of Scheut at Anderlecht (near Brussels). He was a correspondent of Erasmus (Contemporaries of Erasmus, volume 3, p.28).

Literature

Goff A627; HC 1082; BMC i 249; BSB-Ink I-280; GW 1727
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