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Augustinus, Aurelius (354-430) I) Sermones ad heremitas; II) Sermones de verbis Domini; III) Sermones de verbis apostoli; IV) Sermones

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 3040B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 12, 2017 11:00AM


Augustinus, Aurelius (354-430) I) Sermones ad heremitas; II) Sermones de verbis Domini; III) Sermones de verbis apostoli; IV) Sermones in epistolam Johannis; V) Quinquaginta; VI) Sermones de tempore; VII) Sermones de sanctis. Basel: Johann Amerbach, 1494-1495. Seven parts in two large folio volumes (the first five parts bound in volume one, the fifth part: Opus Quinquaginta Homeliarum, duplicated in volume two, followed by the remaining sixth and seventh parts); illustrated with full-page woodcut on verso of first title in volume one, and another in volume two, on the verso of the title page of De tempore; both volumes rubricated throughout, initials, paragraph marks, capital strokes, and underlining supplied in red; in the second volume, the larger initials are done more ornately in red and blue; volume one is bound in full contemporary alum-tawed pigskin over wooden boards, volume two bound in 16th century tanned leather over wooden boards, clasps partial, some wear to each, both bindings German; full page of notes dated 1547 at the end of De Tempore, a few minor tears, chips, paper repairs, stains, generally good, volume two with later endpapers; Goff A1308; Pr 7605; BMC III 756; GW 2920; ISTC ia01308000; 12 1/4 x 8 1/2 in. [and] 12 x 8 in.

N.B. This is a first edition of Augustine's Sermons edited, with additions by Sebastian Brant (1457-1521).
Estimate $6,000-8,000

I: Sermones ad heremitas, 76 leaves, a-f6/8, g6, h10, i8, k10.; II: Sermones de verbis Domini, 82 leaves, a-k8/6, l6, A6.; III: Sermones de verbis apostoli,
58 leaves, a-f8/6, g-h8.; IV. Sermones in epistolam Johannis, 30 leaves, a8, b6, c-d8.; V: Opus Quinquaginta Homeliarum, 56 leaves, a-f8/6, g6, h8 (two copies, one in each volume).; VI: De tempore, 256 leaves, A6, a-k8/6, l-m8, n-x6/8, y12, A8, B-K6, (K6 blank and present) A8, (A1 blank and present) B-C6, D8.; VII:. De sanctis, 44 leaves, a8, b6, c-d8, e6, f7 (lacking f8).

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Johann Amerbach, Sebastian Brant