September 23, 2020 10:00 EST

Ritual and Culture

 
  Lot 30
 

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[Incunabula] Leonardus de Utino
Sermones quadragesimales de legibus dicti

Ulm: Johann Zainer, 9 Mar. 1478. Folio (352 x 254 mm). 380 leaves, plus additional leaf bound in at front with lengthy inscription. 60 lines, double column. Gothic type. Initials rubricated in red and blue ink, some intials in later text blank. Early twentieth century (1902) full pigskin, stamped in blind and in gilt, rebacked, boards rubbed and scratched, spine ends and raised bands rubbed, extremities lightly worn; first leaf repaired along top and fore-edge; top corner of first three leaves restored with later paper, some loss to text; small circular excision at bottom edge of 13th leaf; scattered soiling and spotting in margins of most leaves; scattered marginalia; repairs along top and fore-edge of final 11 leaves; 3 1/4 in. portion of fore-edge of final leaf excised; book-plate of author Herbert S. Squance (1905) on front-paste-down; ownership signature of Jeremiah Zimmerman on front paste-down. ISTC il00146000; Goff L146; BMC II 525; GW M17922. Leonardus de Utino (1400-70) was a Dominican monk and follower of Thomas Aquinas. During his lifetime he was one of the most popular and influential preachers, teaching in Bologna and throughout Northern Italy. Only one other copy in the auction redcord (1979).

Provenance: Herbert S. Squance
Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Zimmerman
United Lutheran Seminary

Sold for $2,375
Estimated at $3,000 - $5,000


 

Ulm: Johann Zainer, 9 Mar. 1478. Folio (352 x 254 mm). 380 leaves, plus additional leaf bound in at front with lengthy inscription. 60 lines, double column. Gothic type. Initials rubricated in red and blue ink, some intials in later text blank. Early twentieth century (1902) full pigskin, stamped in blind and in gilt, rebacked, boards rubbed and scratched, spine ends and raised bands rubbed, extremities lightly worn; first leaf repaired along top and fore-edge; top corner of first three leaves restored with later paper, some loss to text; small circular excision at bottom edge of 13th leaf; scattered soiling and spotting in margins of most leaves; scattered marginalia; repairs along top and fore-edge of final 11 leaves; 3 1/4 in. portion of fore-edge of final leaf excised; book-plate of author Herbert S. Squance (1905) on front-paste-down; ownership signature of Jeremiah Zimmerman on front paste-down. ISTC il00146000; Goff L146; BMC II 525; GW M17922. Leonardus de Utino (1400-70) was a Dominican monk and follower of Thomas Aquinas. During his lifetime he was one of the most popular and influential preachers, teaching in Bologna and throughout Northern Italy. Only one other copy in the auction redcord (1979).

Provenance: Herbert S. Squance
Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Zimmerman
United Lutheran Seminary

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