Sermones Domincales, Hyemales, Estivales, De Tempore and Sermones Gabrielis Biel Spirensis D[E] Festivitatibus Cristi With Plague Sermons. 1510

By: Biel, Gabriel; Steinbach, Wendelinus, editor

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Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket


[10] 166, [2], 169-293 ff (including last blank, as is normal). Published June 1510. A thick octavo bound with contemporary stamped pigskin spine over wooden boards, the boards are half pigskin and half burnished wood. Old hand-lettered spine title. With both original clasps (non-working). Contains two Sermones Medicinales, or Plague Sermons: Contra Pestilentiam, and De Fuga Pestis on Folios 144-152. Text printed in a gothic typeface in two columns throughout. Pagination (by folios) is continuous throughout. The De Tempore and the De festivitatibus Cristi are usually separated by another set of sermons but this time, they were obviously printed deliberately together and bound as such - not in WorldCat in this form. A beautiful post-incunable edition of Biel's famous sermons, including the two on the plague. Condition is good. Binding is strong and handsome. Interior has various bibliographic notes, as well as bookplate from the Oblates of St. Charles (at St. Mary Catholic Church, Bayswater, England) and stamps from a library monastery in Wetterau, possibly the Abbey Arnsburg which had a large collection of books up to the late 1700s. There is a clipping from the Collection a vendre de monumens typographiques, Heinemann, MDCCCXL, no. 606a and 607b referring to the two parts of the book. There is an inscription on the first blank in an early hand that I can't read and another on the back leaf in a different hand. Some marginalia in different old hands throughout with occasional underlining to go with the margin notes, one page has an old red ink mark. Some worming throughout. H7 has a corner off at the bottom. The fore-edge has the title and name written (as was common in old libraries) . Part of the wood at the back bottom corner is chipped off. Gabriel Biel, (c 1420- 7 December 1495) , was a German scholastic philosopher and member of the Canons Regular of the Congregation of Windesheim. Biel was one of the founders of the University of Tübingen. Appointed in 1484 as the first professor of theology in the new faculty, he continued to be one of the most celebrated members of its faculty until his death, even serving as Rector in 1484 and 1489. His work consisted in the systematic development of the views of his master, William of Ockham. In later years, he was known as the "last of the Scholastics." A beautiful book, typographically very nicely done, a scarce collection of Biel's sermons from June 1510 (not the later July 1510 most commonly seen) , in a wonderful binding. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 586 pages

Title: Sermones Domincales, Hyemales, Estivales, De Tempore and Sermones Gabrielis Biel Spirensis D[E] Festivitatibus Cristi With Plague Sermons. 1510

Author Name: Biel, Gabriel; Steinbach, Wendelinus, editor

Categories: Language -- Latin, Religion - Scholastics, Religion - Sermons, Incunabula & Early Printed,

Publisher: Hagenau, Henrici Gran for Joannis Rynman: 1510

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 10705

Keywords: Plague Sermons Scholastics Melanchthon,