Title: Sermones Sive Enarrationes in Evangelia. De tempore ac sanctorum festis. Pars Hyemalis and Aestivalis. Epistolas quadragesimales, qui thesaurus novus vulgo vocantur, 1602
Author: Petrus de Palude
Publisher: Coloniae Agrippinae, Apud Antonium Hierat, sub Monocerote
Condition: Very Good-Fair
An extremely scarce early 17th century edition of the collected sermons and letters of the late medieval theologian, Dominican and Bishop of Couserans, Petrus de Palude, being his Sermons or Narratives in the Gospels, and of the season and of the feasts of the saints. Parts Winter and Summer, and additionally the Lenten Epistles, which are commonly called the New Testament.
These volumes have been bound in blind stamped pigskin over wooden boards. There are tooled decorations to the center of the covers. There are roll stamped border icons. The front covers of Pars Aestivalis and Epistolas quadragesimales have been tooled with the monogram FPK, for Fr. Philippus Kepser, Franciscan and first superior of the Dettelbach monastery, with his ownership inscription to the title pages. The date of binding is also tooled. Pars Aestivalis and Epistolas quadragesimales have functioning clasps.
These volumes bear the stamp of the dissolved monastery library Franziskaner Kloster Dettelbach.
USTC records five copies of Pars Hyemalis and Aestivalis, and three copies of Epistolas quadragesimales in libraries.
Three pigskin bound volumes in octavo, 833+(13), 820+(21), 896+(3) pages
These volumes are in very good to fair shape, with some rubbing and wear to the bindings of Pars Aestivalis and Epistolas quadragesimales, and minor foxing and some toning to the pages. Pages 403-412 of Pars Aestivalis are detached. Pars Hyemalis is significantly more worn, with pigskin lacking to the upper corners, peeling, and worming to the binding, as well as the first and last pages. There is minor foxing and some toning throughout.