GERSON (JOHANNES) Operum, 6 parts in one vol. [Parts I-IV; Index; Passio], 1517-1518
Lot 46
GERSON (JOHANNES) Operum, 6 parts in one vol. [Parts I-IV; Index; Passio], 1517-1518
Sold for £2,750 (US$ 4,308) inc. premium

Lot Details
GERSON (JOHANNES)
Operum, 6 parts in one vol. [Parts I-IV; Index; Passio], 6 titles within woodcut borders, one by Urs Graf signed 'VG', device at end of part IV, 2 full-page woodcuts (pilgrim and crucifixion) by Dürer, with the blank leaf at the end of part I, some quite severe (mud?) stains on a few blank margins, stamp cut from blank margin of signature Ii in part III, early monastic inscriptions, later presentation note to Jesuits at Rothenburg in 1650, inserted note by Graham Pollard pointing out that some of the text is "really by Simon of Hinton, an English Dominican" who lectured at Oxford 1248-54, sixteenth century blind stamped tawed pigskin, by the binder H.V.M. with the two panels (Haebler I & II, upper cover crucifixion, lower cover Jesus at the well with the Samaritan woman) surrounded by heads in medallion and leafy rolls, some wear, clasps missing [Adams G502], folio, Basle, Petrus, 1517-1518

Footnotes

  • Haebler (I, p. 459) locates the bindery in "Grenzegebiete, zwischen Baden und Wurtenberg".
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