HUGO DE SANCTO VICTORE
De sacramentis Christianae fidei. Strassburg: [Printer of the 1483 Jordanus de Quedlinburg (Georg Husner)], 30 July 1485
2 parts, Chancery folio (302 x 203mm.), 68 (of 70) leaves, [a4] a-f8.6 g-k6; 88 leaves (of 90, without 2 blanks), [a4] A-H8.6 I-N6, double column, 46-47 lines plus headline, gothic type, initials supplied in red or blue, initial-strokes in red, larger initials in red and blue with elegant penwork decoration, early annotations, some deckle edges, modern tooled calf, slipcase, lacking first leaf (containing title only) and blank leaves k6, 2[a]1 and N6, occasional light staining
A crisp copy of Hugo of St Victor's work of mystical theology, written in the early twelfth century.
P. Goudanus, early inscription at head of first leaf; Carmelite convent of Bruges, inscription at head of first leaf; Claude François Cusin, assesseur criminel of Beaujeu, eighteenth-century armorial bookplate on old endleaves; Metropolitan Chapter of Paris, library stamp at foot of first leaf; Colleción Alfageme-Fontanals, name on spine
Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.
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