HERP, Henricus, O.F.M.

Speculum aureum decem praeceptorum Dei.

Mainz, P. Schöffer, 10 September 1474

Folio: [406 (of 408)] ff., 40-49 ll., 2 cols. (lacking initial and final blank; 5 ff. from another, shorter copy, with a clear dampstain in the upper half; old pen foliation, cropped at fore-edge; 3 final ff. cut short and mounted; some marg. soiling or staining; a number of bottom edges repaired or strengthened).

18th-c. gilt mottled calf, covers with triple gilt ruled border, elaborately gilt flat spine with title labels, marbl. edges, marbl. endpapers, red silk marker (rubbed, head def., joints starting to split at tail). Very good copy with wide margins.

Editio princeps (and the first of three incunable editions) of a major work by the Low Countries Franciscan Hendrik Herp (d. 1477). It contains 213 sermons, and was the only work published in his lifetime. Red woodcut mark at the end. Rubricated throughout in red or blue. Some initials in red and blue penwork (on 1st text p. extending into the margin). Ref. ISTC ih00039000. - GW 12226. - Goff H-39. - Polain 1864 [i.a. this copy]. - IDL 2219. - BMC I:30. - CIBN H-21. - BSB-Ink H-218. - Mees (Bio-bibl. francisc. neerl.) 60. Prov. Old monastic ownership entry deleted. - Early 19th-c. bibliographical notes on front flyleaf. - Armorial bookpl. Le Candele, i.e. Charles-Pierre-Joseph le Candele de Ghyseghem (1761-1830), Antwerp collector of manuscripts and early printed books (i.a. over 200 incunables), his bookpl. with the arms of Le Candele and of de Robiano (his wife). - Armorial bookpl. Clemens Reitmayer Brüssel, a Mainz (!) businessman in Brussels, the bookpl., dated "[18]99" (with the arms of Brussels and Mainz), designed by Clemens Kissel (1849-1911). - [Georges Petit].

€ 4.000 / 6.000

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