Jacobus de Theramo, Consolatio peccatorum, [Cologne, c. 1473], later half vellum
Jacobus de Theramo, Consolatio peccatorum, [Cologne, c. 1473], later half vellum
Jacobus de Theramo, Consolatio peccatorum, [Cologne, c. 1473], later half vellum
Jacobus de Theramo, Consolatio peccatorum, [Cologne, c. 1473], later half vellum
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Jacobus de Theramo, Consolatio peccatorum, [Cologne, c. 1473], later half vellum

Estimate: 4,000 - 5,000 GBP

Jacobus de Theramo, Consolatio peccatorum, [Cologne, c. 1473], later half vellum

Estimate: 4,000 - 5,000 GBP

Lot Details

Description

JACOBUS DE THERAMO

Consolatio peccatorum, seu Processus Belial. [Cologne: Printer of Augustinus, 'De fide', about 1473]


Chancery folio (285 x 196mm.), 96 leaves, [a–h10 i–k8], double column, 36 lines, gothic type, 3- and 4-line initials in red, first 6-line initial in blue with red penwork decoration, red initial strokes, a line of text added in manuscript to foot of [b]2, nineteenth-century half vellum, nineteenth-century English manuscript note about the book on flyleaf, slight water-damage to head with some leaves in quire e repaired at head, last 10 leaves slightly damaged and repaired at edges, last leaf laid down


Jacobus de Theramo's Consolation of sinners was a popular text, appearing in many editions in different languages (some illustrated) from its first printing in German in 1464; the Latin text was first printed in Augsburg in 1472. It comprises a law suit between the Devil and Jesus about the redemption of Man, in which Jesus wins but the Devil is allowed to take the damned at the Last Judgement.


LITERATURE:

ISTC ij00065000


PROVENANCE:

H. Legel, booklabel

Condition Report

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Jacobus de Theramo, Consolatio peccatorum, [Cologne, c. 1473], later half vellum
Jacobus de Theramo, Consolatio peccatorum, [Cologne, c. 1473], later half vellum
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