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Incunabula Voragine, James de Sermones de sanctis. With numerous underlines and painted Lombards in red, the first 2 Bll. (the first unn. Bl. and the 1st num. Bl. recto) with decorative penwork initial in red and green. Augsburg, Hermann Kastlin, 10.IV. 1484. 8 unn., CXCVII number, 1 unn. Bl. folio. Wooden lid band currently with blind-tooled leather cover (somewhat worm-ridden, rubbed and bumped, without the clasps, spine restored with dyed parchment at the top and bottom). Extremely rare, complete incunabulum edition of the important sermons of Jacobus de Voragine, Dominican friar and Archbishop of Genoa. - GW M11604 - Cop. 6550 - BMCII, 362 - Goff J 188 - Voull., Bln. 198 - Hubay, Augsburg 1172 - To H. Kästin, of whom only few impressions are known, see Geldner, Die dt. Inkunabeldrucker I, 146 - The third and most extensive impression from the office of the Augsburg printer Hermann Kastlin, of which besides few single-sheet impressions only eight (!) books can be proven: "Kastlin was printing in 1481, 1484, and 1485, but no work assignable to 1480 and 1482-3 seems to be known... Kastlin' total extant output is reduced to eight books, all dated, except the bull of indulgences his first work, probably from 1479 and the Ordinatio confessorum his last work, probably from 1485" (BMC). - Also in this print "he used a text type whose M, N, P, R and T have particularly peculiar forms". - Upper and lower margin occasionally and last sheet somewhat waterstained, somewhat worm-eaten (more at the beginning and towards the end), sheet 1 with old ownership note of the monastery Indersdorf. - Overall very clean, hardly spotted copy. - Since 1950 for us only 1 copy in German auctions (2008) provable. Extremely rare, complete incunabulum edition of the important sermons of Kakobus de Voragine. - With numerous underlines and painted Lombards in red, the first 2 Bll. (the first unn. sheet and the 1st num. sheet recto) with decorative pen

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