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.
H. Legel, booklabel
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