CATHERINE OF SIENA, SAINT. 1347-1380.
[Libro della divina dottrina.] Dialogus Seraphice ac Dive Catharine de Senis cum nonullis aliis orationibus. Brescia: Bernardinus de Misintis, April 15, 1496.
8vo (157 x 97 mm). a-z8 &8. 192 ll. Double column. 40 lines and head-line. Gothic type. Capital spaces, most with guide-letters. Small worm trace to upper margin of a1-7 and one or two single wormholes to lower margin of a1-c2, faint water-staining to margins of first 3 gatherings. * BOUND WITH: MARTIALIS, MARCUS VALERIUS. Epigrammata. [Lyons: c.1502.] A-Z8 &8. Together in period blindstamped pigskin over wooden boards, metal clasps. Binding with a few worm holes, lightly soiled.
Two rarities bound together, the first being the first edition of the Latin translation, and the second work being a counterfeit Aldine edition distinguished from the genuine article by the spelling "Amphiteatrum" instead of "Amphitheatrum," among other points. BMC VII 990; Goff C285; Hain 4693. Adams M690.