VERSEHUNG VON LEIB Versehung von Leib, Seele, Ehre und Gut, [colophon:] Augsurg, Johann Schönsperger, 1493

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VERSEHUNG VON LEIB
Versehung von Leib, Seele, Ehre und Gut, [colophon:] Augsurg, Johann Schönsperger, 1493

Sold for £ 8,125 (US$ 10,175) inc. premium
VERSEHUNG VON LEIB
Versehung von Leib, Seele, Ehre und Gut, 159 leaves (of 160, without final blank), 27 lines and head-line, gothic letter, full-page woodcut illustration with contemporary hand-colour on verso of title-page, hand-coloured 8-line decorative initial on a2, early manuscript annotations (shaved) in the margins of approximately 14 pages and on title, later annotation on title and blank lower margin of final leaf, later vellum, soiled [ISTC iv00237000; BM II 368; Goff V237; Hain 16021=16091GW M50192], small 4to (180 x 130mm.), [colophon:] Augsurg, Johann Schönsperger, 1493

Footnotes

  • A rare edition of a fifteenth century compendium, first published in Nuremburg in 1489, of information for physical and spiritual health. Based mostly on thirteenth century German medical texts, it provides instructions for the care of patients, bloodletting and astrology, symptoms of impending death and how to prepare for it. The woodcut, also used in Schosser's 1490 edition of this text, depicts a dying man whose soul is being claimed by an angel, a monk and two women on either side of his bedside.

    Provenance: Comte de Renesse, with "Ex Bibliotheca Renessiana" bookplate.
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VERSEHUNG VON LEIB Versehung von Leib, Seele, Ehre und Gut, [colophon:] Augsurg, Johann Schönsperger, 1493
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