September 23, 2020 10:00 EST

Ritual and Culture

 
  Lot 36
 

36

[Incunabula] Gerson, Johannes
Opera

Basel: Nicolaus Kesler, March 12-21, 1489. Edited by Peter Schott and Johann Geiler von Kaysersberg. Three parts, plus "Inuentarium eorum que in operibus Gersonis continentur" (index), in one volume. Folio (298 x 216 mm). Index: 46 leaves; part one: 188 leaves; part two: 230 leaves; part three: 320; complete with all blanks. 57 lines, double column, headlines. Gothic type (type: 1:180G, 2:82G, 6:64G). Initial spaces blank. Illustrated with three full-page woodcuts on verso of each title-page depicting Gerson as a pilgrim (copied from Johann Prüss' woodcut in the 1488 Strasbourg edition). Contemporary full calf over wooden boards, decoratively stamped in blind, catches and other brass hardware present, clasps and straps wanting, boards worn and blistered, scattered minor worming, upper front board corner starting, upper rear corner repaired, spine worn and blistered; minor soiling and scattered marginalia throughout text; vellum waste paper endpapers, large remnant of paper leaf from an undetermined work pasted to same; old catalogue description on front free endpaper; scattered minor worming throughout index at front; some dampstaining along bottom edge of first 10 leaves and final 20 leaves; repair on part one title-page recto; small repair in bottom corner J2; small loss at top corner kK3 just touching printed foliation; tear at top corner Pp6; minor worming to some leaves at rear. With the book-plate of the Doctor Jeremiah Zimmerman Library, Lutheran Theological Seminary, Gettysburg, Pa., on front paste-down. ISTC ig00187000; Goff G187; BMC III 767; GW 10715. A rare and complete collection of French theologian Johannes Gerson's (1363-1429) works.

Provenance: Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Zimmerman
United Lutheran Seminary

Sold for $7,500
Estimated at $3,000 - $5,000


 

Basel: Nicolaus Kesler, March 12-21, 1489. Edited by Peter Schott and Johann Geiler von Kaysersberg. Three parts, plus "Inuentarium eorum que in operibus Gersonis continentur" (index), in one volume. Folio (298 x 216 mm). Index: 46 leaves; part one: 188 leaves; part two: 230 leaves; part three: 320; complete with all blanks. 57 lines, double column, headlines. Gothic type (type: 1:180G, 2:82G, 6:64G). Initial spaces blank. Illustrated with three full-page woodcuts on verso of each title-page depicting Gerson as a pilgrim (copied from Johann Prüss' woodcut in the 1488 Strasbourg edition). Contemporary full calf over wooden boards, decoratively stamped in blind, catches and other brass hardware present, clasps and straps wanting, boards worn and blistered, scattered minor worming, upper front board corner starting, upper rear corner repaired, spine worn and blistered; minor soiling and scattered marginalia throughout text; vellum waste paper endpapers, large remnant of paper leaf from an undetermined work pasted to same; old catalogue description on front free endpaper; scattered minor worming throughout index at front; some dampstaining along bottom edge of first 10 leaves and final 20 leaves; repair on part one title-page recto; small repair in bottom corner J2; small loss at top corner kK3 just touching printed foliation; tear at top corner Pp6; minor worming to some leaves at rear. With the book-plate of the Doctor Jeremiah Zimmerman Library, Lutheran Theological Seminary, Gettysburg, Pa., on front paste-down. ISTC ig00187000; Goff G187; BMC III 767; GW 10715. A rare and complete collection of French theologian Johannes Gerson's (1363-1429) works.

Provenance: Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Zimmerman
United Lutheran Seminary

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