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Lot 166: [Incunabula] Caracciolus. Sermons pre adventum

1014: Rare Books & Manuscripts

by Addison & Sarova Auctioneers

05 November 2016

Macon, GA, USA

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  • [Incunabula]  Caracciolus.  Sermons pre adventum
  • [Incunabula]  Caracciolus.  Sermons pre adventum
  • [Incunabula]  Caracciolus.  Sermons pre adventum
  • [Incunabula]  Caracciolus.  Sermons pre adventum
  • [Incunabula]  Caracciolus.  Sermons pre adventum
  • [Incunabula]  Caracciolus.  Sermons pre adventum
  • [Incunabula]  Caracciolus.  Sermons pre adventum
  • [Incunabula]  Caracciolus.  Sermons pre adventum
  • [Incunabula]  Caracciolus.  Sermons pre adventum
   
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Description: Caracciolus, Robertus. SERMONES PER ADVENTU(M) DOMINI CU(M) MULTIS ALIIS INCLUSIS (Also Containing) Dominicus Bollanus, DE CONCEPTIONE BEATAE VIRGINIS MARIAE. [Strassburg: Martin Schott, ca. 1485.] 10.5" x 7.25". a-c8, d6, e-g8, h6, i-n8, o10, p7 (wanting final blank p8); Or, 117 leaves (of 118, wanting final blank.) Text in 47 lines. Rubricated with initials in red throughout, a2 with red initial decorated in ink (see photo.) Later marbled boards with title in manuscript on paper label to spine, some later marbled paper applied to front hinge at some point (an early repair attempt), hinges cracked and gutters repaired with cloth, the whole worn and rubbed, old clipping laid onto front pastedown along with some bibliographical notes in pencil, title remargined at top and with early ink inscription. Contents overall Very Good with some foxing (mostly to margins) and a few instances of minor stains, first 11 leaves with very small worm hole (pin-hole) in lower portion of text with very slight loss (see photo). Very Good. ************************************ A collection of sermons by Caracciolus (1425-1495.) Caracciolus was a popular 15th preacher, theologian, Franciscan, and bishop of Aquino (and later of Lecce.) The work also contains Domenico Bollani's treatise on the conception of the Virgin Mary. Variation of title reading "Maiistri" (rather than "Magistri".) [Hain-C 471; BMC I, p.95; Proctor 405; Goff C 142]

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