PELBARTUS DE THEMESWAR
Sermones pomerii de sanctis hyemales et estivales; Stellarium corone Benedicte virginis Marie in laudem eius pro singulis predicationibus elegantissime coaptatum. (Lyon: Bernard Lescuyer for Johann Koberger, 3 June and 12 July 1514)
2 works in one volume, folio (312 x 206mm.), some printing in red, woodcut initials (that on a2 with red penwork marginal decoration), woodcut printer's device at end, red initial-strokes and underlining, with final blank leaf in each work, early manuscript note on flyleaf, contemporary blind-stamped calf over wooden boards, two clasps, some deckle edges, early manuscript flyleaves (see footnote), occasional light damp-staining, spine cracked and repaired, new straps
A finely rubricated copy. The rubricator tells us that he finished the first part on the feast of Corpus Christi, and stating the number of quaternions on the verso of the final blank of that work; at the end of the second work he gives his name and the year again. The pastedowns and flyleaves are formed of full leaves and partial bifolia from an early 12th-century German Breviary, noted with staveless neums, apparently for the days after Easter, including a large pen-drawn foliate initial.
USTC 693748 & 694648; VD16 ZV 25164 (listing 4 copies) & ZV 25913
Rubricated by Bernardus tor Tellt de Euerswyntzel (Everswinkel, near Münster), 21 May 1516; Liber Bibliothecae [--], early calligraphic inscription on title-page; B. Grune, inscription on flyleaf dated 1837
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