De arte praedicandi

Accession number: 
PML 52089
Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo.
[Mainz] : Johann Fust [and Peter Schoeffer, not after Mar. 1467]
[22] leaves ; 29 cm (fol.)
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Purchased on the Trust Fund of Lathrop C. Harper, 1961.

Fust is named as printer in the preface, and died in 1467. Printed in Fust and Schoeffer's types 3:91G and 5:118G.
Book IV of Augustine's De doctrina christiana.
Collation: [1¹⁰ 2¹²]: 22 leaves.
Paper format: Chancery folio
Incipit rubric on leaf [1]/1r printed in red.
F.W. Householder in The Library ser.4 24 (1943-44) pp. 30-46 argues that this edition preceded Mentelin's (Goff A-1226) rather than the other way around (but cf. BMC).
PML copy leaf dimensions: 28.5 x 20.5 cm.

19th-century hard-grained red morocco with gild tooling over stiff paper boards (29.1 x 21.5 cm) by Charles Lewis. Marbled paper pastedowns and fly leaves. Gilt tooling on edges and turn-ins; gilt edges. 24 leaves of blank paper added after text to fill o

Hand decoration: Rubricated, red lombards, yellow capital strokes, and red paragraph marks.

Sir John Hayford Thorold (1773-1831), Syston Park, bookplate and monogram booklabel (front pastedown), his sale, Sotheby's, 12 Dec. 1884, lot 202; William Amhurst Tyssen-Amherst, Baron Amherst (1835-1909), armorial booklabel (front pastedown), his sale, Sotheby's (London), 3 Dec. 1908, lot 40; Joseph Baer (Frankfurt), cat. 585 (1910), lot 8; Gerhart Güttler (1889-1966), bull's head stamp (leaves [1]/1r and [2]/12r), [his sale, Berlin, 28 Nov. 1938?]; Pierpont Morgan Library, purchased from Sandbergs Bokhandel (Stockholm) on the Trust fund of Lathrop C. Harper, Dec. 1961.