FRANCIS of ASSISI, Saint Opera devotissima & utilissima a tutti li fideli christiani: la qual se chiama li fioreti de misser Sancto Fra[n]cesco
Lot 5
FRANCIS of ASSISI, Saint
Opera devotissima & utilissima a tutti li fideli christiani: la qual se chiama li fioreti de misser Sancto Fra[n]cesco
Sold for £ 15,600 (US$ 21,635) inc. premium

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FRANCIS of ASSISI, Saint
Opera devotissima & utilissima a tutti li fideli christiani: la qual se chiama li fioreti de misser Sancto Fra[n]cesco, 82 leaves, 33 lines, full-page woodcut illustration on first and final leaves (St. John the Baptist and St. Peter; St. John the Evangelist and St. Francis), both hand-coloured, the lettering to the first in gilt, woodcut illustration of St. Francis receiving the stigmata (partially coloured in red) on verso of final leaf, 3-4 line initials, a few single wormholes to opening 6 leaves, some light dampstaining (mostly in margins), bookplate of Thomas Gaisford, ownership inscription of Basil Gaisford (1896), later vellum [Essling 304; Reichling 1740; this one of 4 copies listed on BL Incunabula Catalogue], small 4to (208 x 145mm.), Venice, [Bernardinus Benalius], 11 June, 1493

Footnotes

  • See illustration at page 4.

Saleroom notices

  • The woodcut illustration of St. Francis receiving the stigmata is on the verso of the first leaf, not the final leaf as stated in the catalogue.
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