September 23, 2020 10:00 EST

Ritual and Culture

 
  Lot 35
 

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[Incunabula] Florentinus, Antoninus
Prima pars totius summe Antonini

Basel: Michael Wenssler, 1485. Part one only. Index of Johannes Molitoris at front. Folio (349 x 241 mm). 374 leaves. Collation: A-P8, [2], Q8, [2], a-z8, (?-?8), A-C8, D6, E-F8. 56 lines, double column, headlines. Gothic type (type: 4:190G, 9:90G). Initials rubricated in red and blue ink, with illuminated initials at leaf A2 and a4. Near-contemporary full pigskin over wooden boards, elaborately stamped in blind, rubbed and soiled; tooled brass and pigskin clasps and catches intact and unsophisticated; scattered minor spotting and soiling to text; scattered marginalia; short tide mark at bottom of most leaves (more pronounced from leaves l8 onward); closed tear at top corner of M6; approximately 2 1/2 in. open tear at fore-edge of M8; faint dampstaining on leaf r1; old ownership signature at bottom of E3 at rear and dated 1659, 1 1/4 in. chip at bottom edge of same; dampstaining at top corner of F4-F8 at rear; two small open tears at bottom corner of F8 at rear; old cataloguer's notes on title-page, rubber stamp of seminary on title-page, bottom margin A2, F8v at rear, and rear paste-down; book-plate of Theological Seminary Library, Gettysburg, Pa., as well as donation book-plate of the Rev. Jeremiah Zimmerman on front paste-down. ISTC ia00874000; Goff A874; BMC III 728; GW 2188. Antoninus of Florence (1389-1459) was an Italian Dominican friar who ruled as Archbishop of Florence from 1446 until his death. He was canonized on May 31, 1523 by Pope Adrian VI. Michael Wenssler (14??-1499) was a Basel based printer. Born in Strasbourg, he became a citizen of Basel in 1473 and printed there until 1490. He sold his printing press in 1490 to settle debts, and worked briefly in France, returning to Basel in 1499.

Provenance: Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Zimmerman
United Lutheran Seminary

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Basel: Michael Wenssler, 1485. Part one only. Index of Johannes Molitoris at front. Folio (349 x 241 mm). 374 leaves. Collation: A-P8, [2], Q8, [2], a-z8, (?-?8), A-C8, D6, E-F8. 56 lines, double column, headlines. Gothic type (type: 4:190G, 9:90G). Initials rubricated in red and blue ink, with illuminated initials at leaf A2 and a4. Near-contemporary full pigskin over wooden boards, elaborately stamped in blind, rubbed and soiled; tooled brass and pigskin clasps and catches intact and unsophisticated; scattered minor spotting and soiling to text; scattered marginalia; short tide mark at bottom of most leaves (more pronounced from leaves l8 onward); closed tear at top corner of M6; approximately 2 1/2 in. open tear at fore-edge of M8; faint dampstaining on leaf r1; old ownership signature at bottom of E3 at rear and dated 1659, 1 1/4 in. chip at bottom edge of same; dampstaining at top corner of F4-F8 at rear; two small open tears at bottom corner of F8 at rear; old cataloguer's notes on title-page, rubber stamp of seminary on title-page, bottom margin A2, F8v at rear, and rear paste-down; book-plate of Theological Seminary Library, Gettysburg, Pa., as well as donation book-plate of the Rev. Jeremiah Zimmerman on front paste-down. ISTC ia00874000; Goff A874; BMC III 728; GW 2188. Antoninus of Florence (1389-1459) was an Italian Dominican friar who ruled as Archbishop of Florence from 1446 until his death. He was canonized on May 31, 1523 by Pope Adrian VI. Michael Wenssler (14??-1499) was a Basel based printer. Born in Strasbourg, he became a citizen of Basel in 1473 and printed there until 1490. He sold his printing press in 1490 to settle debts, and worked briefly in France, returning to Basel in 1499.

Provenance: Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Zimmerman
United Lutheran Seminary

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