BERNARDINUS OF SIENNA, SAINT. 1380-1444.
Quadragesimale da [christ]iana religione. [Basel: Johann Amerbach, not after 1490.]
Folio (312 x 219 mm). 254 ll. a10 b-d8 e-h6/8 i-k6 l-v8/6 x-y6 z8 A6 Aa8 B8 C-D6 E-I8/6 K-L 10. Folio II with illuminated initials in green and red, rubricated throughout. Early calf-covered wooden boards, rebacked, pastedowns from breviary. Some early marginalia, internally clean, upper cover detached, spine worn, remnants of brass clasps.
Saint Bernardino of Sienna attracted great crowds with his sermons, which were said to be as compelling as hearing words from Saint Paul himself. The present work collects 66 of those sermons. A particularly clean and attractive example. Goff B-346; Hain 2834; Proctor 7632.