[Quadragesimale] Parabola filii glutonis profusi atque prodigi... Basel: Michael Furter, 1510
8vo (148 x 101mm.), title printed in red and black with woodcut printer's device, full-page woodcut illustrations, different woodcut printer's device at colophon and another at the end, without final blank leaf, crushed navy morocco by Riviere, arabesque gilt centrepiece in period style, gilt edges, small paper repair to foot of d8, binding very slightly rubbed
A reprint of the 1495 Furter edition of this collection of sermons, which had woodcuts by the Master of the Haintz-Narr; the woodblocks for this edition are close copies. The woodcuts show the influence of Dürer and of the illustrations for Brant's Das Narrenschiff; Brant was a friend of Meder and wrote the verse preface for this work.
notes in French on flyleaf, headed F. Muller & Co., 1903, with blindstamp "Amsterdam Keisersgracht 319"
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