De vita et beneficiis salvatoris Jesu christi de votissime meditationes cum gratiarum actione Incunable

By: Kempis, Thomas a;

Price: $9,000.00

Quantity: 1 available


S.l. No date but not after 1488 or 1489. 1st Basel edition of Thomas a Kempis's meditations on the life of Jesus Christ. With 2 beautiful illuminated initials. A small octavo 6" x 4". 64 (of 72, missing h quire), sign a-i8. 30 lines per page, Gothic type. Recto of a2 has two 5 line initials, an "S" and a "P" in red, blue and gold, with trailing penwork. Red and blue Lombard initials throughout, red and blue paragraph marks and letters touched with yellow throughout. Recently beautifully rebound by a master binder in period appropriate brown calf with blind stamped ruling and decorations, 5 raised bands with blind stamped florals to the compartments, black and gilt spine label. End papers renewed. Title page has very old ink owner inscriptions which have been marked out, minor corner browning to some pages, and very occasional very old brown ink mark, top edges trimmed, the first few leaves were cut at a slight angle but not affecting text. Quite a scarce copy, ISTC 432000, HC10992* Only 2 copies have come up for auction in the last 70 years, none are available for sale. A lovely copy.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall

Title: De vita et beneficiis salvatoris Jesu christi de votissime meditationes cum gratiarum actione Incunable

Author Name: Kempis, Thomas a;

Categories: Religion - Theology,

Edition: First Edition Thus

Publisher: [Basel], Johann Amerbach and Johann Petri: 1488

Binding: Leather

Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 9473

Keywords: Meditations Incunable Incunabula Illuminated,