Sermones pulcherrimi variis scripturarum doctrinis referti de sa[n]ctis per anni totius circulum concurrentibus Post-Incunable

By: Voragine, Jacobus de

Price: $975.00

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284 unnumbered leaves. Gothic type, 2 columns of 45 lines. Octavo. Later limp vellum with the remains of ties, spine has hand-inked title and old library mark, top and volume of block have old hand inked symbols. Interior endpapers are recycled 1600s Latin Catholic mass. First blank (also newer) has "1484 incunable" written in pencil (we don't believe it is) and the lower corner torn off. Title page has owner inscript of the Convento de Santa Barbara, the corner torn off (only just affecting the edge of text on the verso) and an unusual paper seal mounted there. Handsome crible woodcut initials throughout. There is minor marginal soiling throughout, some dampstaining throughout, a bit of occasional worming (mostly marginal). The last few pages have a burn mark at the top edge not affecting text. Firmly bound but gutter cracking at sig. I1. No publishing information or date but it conforms to OCLC 57650278 (Adams V1016). Sermons de Sanctis from the great Dominican monk, archbishop and chronicler Jacobus de Voragine,(Italian: Giacomo da Varazze, Jacopo da Varazze (c. 1230 -- 1298). Blessed Jacobus de Voragine was the author, or more accurately the compiler, of Legenda Aurea, the Golden Legend, a collection of the legendary lives of the greater saints of the medieval church that was one of the most popular religious works of the Middle Ages. Almost as popular, as divertingly original- but much less known today -were Jacobus' collected sermons, also termed "Aurei." It is not surprising that Voragine's sermons were as popular as they were: he was a Dominican, which is otherwise known as the Order of Preachers, and he was a great preacher. The Dominican Order was founded to preach the Gospel and to combat heresy, and is famed for its intellectual tradition, having produced many leading theologians and philosophers, and Voragine comes straight from that tradition. His fame as a preacher spread throughout Italy, and he was called upon to preach from the most celebrated pulpits of Lombardy. ; woodcuts; 8vo 8" - 9" tall

Title: Sermones pulcherrimi variis scripturarum doctrinis referti de sa[n]ctis per anni totius circulum concurrentibus Post-Incunable

Author Name: Voragine, Jacobus de

Categories: Religion - Sermons, Language -- Latin,

Publisher: [Paris?], S.N.: [1510?]

Binding: Vellum

Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 9797

Keywords: Voragine Sermons Post-Incunable Crible,