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July 23, 2019 10:00 AMCalender

Leonardus de Utino (1400-1470) Sermones de Sanctis.

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 3269B Location: Boston Date / Time: July 23, 2019 11:00AM


Leonardus de Utino (1400-1470) Sermones de Sanctis. Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 22 January 1478. Folio, text in gothic type in two columns throughout, fifty lines, with final blank, large elaborate hand-rubricated initials at the start of the text, other rubricated initials, capital strokes and paragraph marks throughout, bound in full russet morocco ruled in blind with elegant small square tools framing the intersection of the panels, titled in gilt on spine, with a 1970 typed and signed letter from Alan G. Thomas to Brian Stilwell stating that this copy came from the library of the Earl of Crawford at Haigh Hill and was purchased by Charles McLeish; Thomas also states that at the time of the sale it was bound in half sheepskin and speculates that the current binding was executed by McLeish himself (who learned bookbinding from Cobden-Sanderson at the Doves Bindery), with Stilwell's bookplate and William H. Allen's catalog description, 15 1/2 x 10 in.

[a10, b-c8, d10, e8, f6, g8, h10, i-k8, l6, m8, n10, o8, p6, q-r8, s6, t10, v-x8, y10, z8, A-C8] (C8 blank & present).
Goff L159; HC 16134*; Pell Ms 7150 (7093); CIBN L-130; Zehnacker 1413; Polain(B) 2481; IGI 5741; Bod-inc L-084; Sheppard 1441, 1442; Pr 1982; BMC II 415; BSB-Ink L-114; GW M17891.
Estimate $5,000-7,000

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