September 23, 2020 10:00 EST

Ritual and Culture

 
  Lot 41
 

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[Early Printing] (Claravellensis, Bernardus, Saint)
Fragment of Homilies From "Opuscula divi Bernardi abbatis Clarevallensis..."

(Speyer, Germany: Peter Drach, ca. 1501). 8vo. 18 leaves. Collation: A2-A3, A6-A7, E1, E3-E6 (bound out of order), C1-C2, C4-C5, C7-D1, D8. 50 lines, double column. Gothic type. Three-quarter tan calf, stamped in blind and in gilt, over green cloth-covered boards, front board detached, joints and corners rubbed, spine ends chipped; earlier collator's notes on verso of front free endpaper and bottom of leaf A2, blank leaf bound in after leaf A2 with earlier collator's notes. Book-plate of Edmund McClure on front paste-down; Theological Seminary Library, Gettysburg, Pa., book-plate, as well as donation book-plate of the Rev. Jeremiah Zimmerman, on front paste-down; same Seminary Library ink stamp on front free endpaper. OCLC 837267275. Peter Drach pere (d. ca. 1481) established the first printing press in Worms in 1471. Peter Drach fils (1455-1504) took over operations after his father's death, and is known to have served on the city's council from approximately 1481-1504. Saint Bernard of Clairvoux (1090-1153) was a French abbott and leader in the revitalization of Benedictine monasticism through the Order of Cistercians. He was canonized by Alexander III in 1174.

Provenance: Edmund McClure
Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Zimmerman
United Lutheran Seminary

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(Speyer, Germany: Peter Drach, ca. 1501). 8vo. 18 leaves. Collation: A2-A3, A6-A7, E1, E3-E6 (bound out of order), C1-C2, C4-C5, C7-D1, D8. 50 lines, double column. Gothic type. Three-quarter tan calf, stamped in blind and in gilt, over green cloth-covered boards, front board detached, joints and corners rubbed, spine ends chipped; earlier collator's notes on verso of front free endpaper and bottom of leaf A2, blank leaf bound in after leaf A2 with earlier collator's notes. Book-plate of Edmund McClure on front paste-down; Theological Seminary Library, Gettysburg, Pa., book-plate, as well as donation book-plate of the Rev. Jeremiah Zimmerman, on front paste-down; same Seminary Library ink stamp on front free endpaper. OCLC 837267275. Peter Drach pere (d. ca. 1481) established the first printing press in Worms in 1471. Peter Drach fils (1455-1504) took over operations after his father's death, and is known to have served on the city's council from approximately 1481-1504. Saint Bernard of Clairvoux (1090-1153) was a French abbott and leader in the revitalization of Benedictine monasticism through the Order of Cistercians. He was canonized by Alexander III in 1174.

Provenance: Edmund McClure
Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Zimmerman
United Lutheran Seminary

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