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July 23, 2019 11:00 AMCalender

Duranti, Guillelmus (1230-1296) Rationale Divinorum Officiorum.

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


Duranti, Guillelmus (1230-1296) Rationale Divinorum Officiorum. Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 30 September 1494. Quarto, lacking title page (supplied in facsimile), lacking leaf 306, a blank, printed in gothic type, two columns throughout, bound in the original wooden boards and later half-leather spine, lacking clasps, with some water staining and some minor worming at beginning and end; ex library from the General Theological Seminary in New York, the New York Ecclesiological Society (1848), and inscriptions of two Bamberg monasteries from the 17th and 16th century, 9 x 6 3/4 in.

Originally printed by Fust in 1459, Duranti's important liturgical work delves into the symbolic significance and origins of Christian ritual.

a-z8, A-O8, P10 (lacking a1, the title; and final blank P10).
Bod-Inc: D-192; ISTC: id00438000; GW: GW 9140; Hain: H *6497; Goff: Goff D-438; BMC: BMC II 439; Proctor: Pr 2094.
Estimate $2,000-2,500

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