Imprint: Strassburg: [Johann (Reinhard) Grüninger], 2 May 1485
465 out of 466 leaves
Bibliographical references: ISTC No.: ib00633000, Hain 3138
First volume of the 10th German incunabula, Bible, printed in Strasbourg in 1485 by Johann Gruninger.
Approximate 80 woodcuts, all but a few coloured in a contemporary hand, in green and red. Rubricated throughout read more
|Biblia latina. With an alphabetical table of Gabriel Brunus, guardian of a Franciscan Convent in Venice Lyon: Jean Pivard, 29 Jan. 1500/01
Bibliographical reference ISTC No.: ib00604000
432 leaves a⁸b⁶c–zA–ZAaBbaa–cc⁸dd¹⁰.
Black letter text in double column,
Some contemporary annotations on the fly leaves.
Large quarto. 18/19 century speckled calf binding. 27 cm.
A very nice, clean copy. A few insignificant wormholes at the beginning.
Only 19 copies are recorded worldwide, of which only 14 are complete. read more
|Breviariu[m] iuxta ritu[m] et co[n]suetudinem sacrosancte Coloniensis ecclesie maioris [...].*
COLONIAE [I.E. VENICE ?], JOHANNIS VULGO DICTUM HERTZOG. IMPENSIS GERARDI
CLUEN DE AMERSFORT, ANNO SALUTI 1492 18 KAL OCTOBRIS).
Only recorded copy of this incunabulum, 1492 in its original binding.
In-8°. 11.1 mm c:  leaves,  leaves, 1 (=a9) – 507 (3 handwritten leaves with index, last leaf with a prayer. Later handwriting.
Contemporary binding : pigskin on wooden boards, sides decorated with blind fillets, roll-stamps and central medallion, ribbed spine, red edges
Somewhat worn, some small lacks of leather, wormholes, clasps lacking, edges and
corners dulled, stamp and label stuck on the inside of upper board. read more
|Chrysostomus, Johannes. Sermo super psalmum L: Miserere mei Deus.
Cologne: Ulrich Zell about 1466-67, Also recorded as about 1468
8vo (20.1 mm). A fine copy with beautiful penwork. Ex libris of Sexton on the fly leaf. Two decorated initials. 2-line rubricator's heading on recto of the first leaf. Rubricated in red and blue. Aesthetically a more please copy that the rather plain digitalized one at Cologne (Köln UStB)
Interestingly this is an example of a sermon falsely ascribed to St John Chrysostom; the so called Pseudo-Chrysostom, who was most likely a Cappadocian writer who lived in Constantinople and wrote under Chrysostom's name
This is the Sexton-Berland-Krauss copy bought at Reiss, 29 oct 2013
30 leaves [a–c⁸d⁶27 lines to a page. ]. Bibliographical references: Goff J298, HC 5031, GW M13329, ISTC ij00298000
|Peraudi, Raimundus. Indulgentia 1487. [For promoting the war against the... Turks and for the restoration of the Cathedral of Saintes]. [Cologne, Johann Koelhoff the Elder, 1487].
1 p. Printed broadside on vellum, c. 145 x 210 mm, 25 lines.
Extremely rare indulgence printed on vellum. It was granted on 25 March 1487 to "Johannes le Bribsot Johanna uxor eius" (on verso also "Jehan le Bribsotte"), possibly from Namur (Fredericq: "afkomstig uit het land van Namen?"): "Universis presentes liutteras inspecturis Raymondus Peraudi, sacre... pagine professor, ... salutem. Notum facimus quod felicis recordationis dominus Sixtus, divina providentia papa quartus, ... in perpetuum participes fieri. Cum itaque devoti in Christo [Johannes le Bribsot & Johanna uxor ejus] ad ipsius fidei piam observationem ... constat esse concessum [...] Forma absolutionis [...]". read more
|Petrarch, canzoniere or song book
Canzoniere (with the commentary by Hieronymus Squarzaficus)
Small folio 27cm
Early 19th century binding.
Petrarch (1303-1374) is most readily remembered as a lyric poet, the author of 366 poems collected in his Canzoniere or song book.
It would be difficult to imagine the fate of the sonnet, even for Shakespeare, without the masterful examples of Petrarch’s poems about the love of his life, Laura.
This book is written in Italian. Incunabula in the vernacular are always more rare, then the ones in Latin. read more
|Petrus Lombardus/St. Bonaventure. Quaestiones super III-IV libros sententiarum Petri Lombardi cum textu eiusdem.
Nuremberg, Anton Koberger, (after 2 March) 1491.
Folio (31 cm x 21 cm). 2 parts in one volume.
218 leaves plus 272 leaves
LATE GOTHIC CHAIN BINDING.
Contemporary chained blind-stamped pigskin binding over wooden boards with original metal centre- and corner pieces and two clasps. Iron chain (98 cm) attached to head of lower board.
First edition of the "Sententiae" of Lombardus with the commentary of St. Bonaventure,
edited by Johannes Beckenhaub. read more
|Sammelband of 3 works on Agriculture
Dionysius Bertochu, Opera Agricolationum..:, Reggio, Emilia. Italy 14 October 1496.
Crescenzi, Pietro de. XII Bucher von dem Feldbau und vollkommener Bestellung eines ordentlichen Mayershofs, oder Landguts. Straßburg Jobin 1586
Hortvlanica, Paralipomena Et Marginalia. Das ist, Gartenkunst zum Feldbuch angehörig. Jobin 1586 read more
|Sermonarium de peccatis per adventum et per duas quadragesimas
Venice: Franciscus Renner, de Heilbronn, and Nicolaus de Frankfordia, 1476
Printed during the authors life time
This is a complete incunabulum (not a fragment!) but only one part (out of two). In itself complete with all 161 leaves (one blank missing). 42 lines to a page.
Later vellum binding. 23 cm. Front cover detached. Margin of the second leaf repaired. Some browning to the first leaves. Else in a good condition. Contemporary annotations throughout.
|Statuta vel praecepta scholarium
[Leipzig: Printer of Capotius (Martin Landsberg or Andreas Frisner), about 1488] Bilingual text with Latin and German, with Thomas de Aquino: Epistola de modo adipiscendi scientiam.
20,7 x 14,0 cm. 8 leaves [a1-a8], 39 lines to a page. ISTC No.: is00758800, C 5070.
The text praises education and spells out the rules of conduct for young boys. It is totally bi-lingual text. One sentence in German , another in Latin.
Exceedingly rare. Two copies worldwide know. There is however a variant edition know, in the BSB in Munich there is a variant edition (GW 6025), this text ends with the words ‘Laus Deo’, our copy with the words ‘Deo gratias’.
|Vincentius Bellovacensis, Speculum naturale
Imprint: [Strassburg: Printer of the 1481 'Legenda aurea', not after 13 Dec. 1481]
Large folio: 48 cm x 33 cm. 282 leaves [a–y⁸z⁶A–L⁸M⁶N⁶].
The vast tome of the Speculum Naturale (Mirror of Nature), divided into thirty-two books and 3,718 chapters, is a summary of all of the science and natural history known to Western Europe towards the middle of the 13th century, a mosaic of quotations from Latin, Greek, Arabic, and even Hebrew authors, with the sources given. Vincent distinguishes, however, his own remarks.
The second part of this work is on offer. It starts in book IX and it deals with domesticated and wild animals, including the dog, serpents, bees and insects; they also include a general treatise on animal physiology spread over books xxi.-xxii. Books xxiii.-xxviii. discuss the psychology, physiology and anatomy of man, the five senses and their organs, sleep, dreams, ecstasy, memory, reason, etc. The remaining four books seem more or less supplementary; the last (xxxii.) is a summary of geography and history down to the year 1250 read more
|Medieval Casket, leather over wood. 32 x 23 x 15 cm.; s.d., s.l., late 15th
century French, likely for export to England.
This style of casket, designed to hold letters, was popular in Tudor England and most likely imported from France.
Albeit the more provincial decoration does not preclude an English origin. The form closely parallels the extant example which held the famous Casket letters of Mary, Queen of Scots, now held at Lennoxlove and attributed to an unidentified 15th century Parisian goldsmith based on