De arte praedicandi.

Accession number: 
PML 34
Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo.
[Strasbourg] : Johann Mentelin, [not after 1466]
[22] leaves ; 28 cm (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Purchased with the Bennett collection, 1902.

From Book IV of Augustine's De doctrina christiana.
Dated from a manuscript note in a British Library copy (IB. 510).
F.W. Householder in The Library ser.4 24 (1943-44) pp. 30-46 argues that this edition was set up from Fust's (Goff A-1227) rather than the other way around (but cf. BMC I 52).
Collation: [1¹⁰ 2¹²]: 22 leaves, leaf [2]/12 blank.
Paper format: Chancery folio
Text begins on leaf [1]/1v, "Canon preconmendac[i]o[n]e huius famosi operis sive libelli seque[n]tis. de arte predicandi sancti augustini."
PML copy leaf dimensions: 26.8 x 19.5 cm.

Modern full brown goatskin with gilt stamping, by Thompson, bound in England.

Hand decoration: Rubricated, red capital strokes, underlining, and paragraphmarks; initial on leaf [1]/3r unrealized.

William Horatio Crawford (1815?-1888), of Lakelands, Cork, bookplate (front pastedown); his sale, Sotheby's, 12 March 1891, lot 203, to Lawrence for £9; William Morris, Kelmscott House, Hammersmith (1834-1896), booklabel (front pastedown); Richard Bennett (1849-1930), armorial bookplate (rear pastedown); Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), purchased with the Bennett collection, 1902.