September 23, 2020 10:00 EST

Ritual and Culture

 
  Lot 42
 

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[Early Printing] (Morgenstern, Georg)
Fragment from "Sermones contra omnem mundi perversum statum"

(Leipzig: Wolfgang Stöckel, ca. 1502). Small 4to. Fragment: 44 leaves. Collation: A2-B3, B5-C2, C5-D2, D5, F3-F5, G1-H6, I2-I5, L3-L5, *2-*5 (table). 42 lines, double column. Gothic type. Three-quarter tan calf, stamped in blind and in gilt, over green cloth-covered boards, joints and corners rubbed, spine ends chipped; earlier collator's notes on front endpapers; scattered marginalia and underlining; dampstaining at bottom corner of all leaves; scattered spotting. With the 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 837220364. Wolfgang Stöckel (ca. 1473-1541) was a Leipzig-based printer who operated numerous printing presses across Central and Eastern Germany, including Wittenberg, Halle, Eilenburg, and Dresden. He briefly served as printer to George the Bearded, Duke of Saxony. Fragment from Georg Morgenstern's only known published work "Sermones contra omnem mundi perversum statum" (Sermons Against the Whole Perverse State of the World). Little is known about Morgenstern, except that he was a doctor of canon law and taught at the Univeristy of Leipzig.

Provenance: Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Zimmerman
United Lutheran Seminary

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(Leipzig: Wolfgang Stöckel, ca. 1502). Small 4to. Fragment: 44 leaves. Collation: A2-B3, B5-C2, C5-D2, D5, F3-F5, G1-H6, I2-I5, L3-L5, *2-*5 (table). 42 lines, double column. Gothic type. Three-quarter tan calf, stamped in blind and in gilt, over green cloth-covered boards, joints and corners rubbed, spine ends chipped; earlier collator's notes on front endpapers; scattered marginalia and underlining; dampstaining at bottom corner of all leaves; scattered spotting. With the 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 837220364. Wolfgang Stöckel (ca. 1473-1541) was a Leipzig-based printer who operated numerous printing presses across Central and Eastern Germany, including Wittenberg, Halle, Eilenburg, and Dresden. He briefly served as printer to George the Bearded, Duke of Saxony. Fragment from Georg Morgenstern's only known published work "Sermones contra omnem mundi perversum statum" (Sermons Against the Whole Perverse State of the World). Little is known about Morgenstern, except that he was a doctor of canon law and taught at the Univeristy of Leipzig.

Provenance: Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Zimmerman
United Lutheran Seminary

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