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    Sixteenth Century Edition of
    Saint Augustine's
    Preclarissima

    [Jodocus Badius, editor]. Saint Augustine. Preclarissima [e]t Inestimabilis doctrine atq[ue] utilitatis Divi Aurelii Augustini Sermonu[m] opera. Paris: [Veuve] B. Rembolt, 9, April 1520. Folio. [44], 379, [4] leaves. Decorated woodcut border and printer's device on title page, woodcut on verso; decorated initials. Older vellum manuscript page used as rear free endpaper. Contemporary blind-tooled calf over wood boards in panel, two brass catches (lacking clasps) and three brass corner protectors of four, front cover detached, piece of leather lacking from upper left corner of front cover, piece of leather at clasp lacking from back cover, small tear in leather rear cover upper right corner, spine defective at head, sewn on double cords, holograph title on fore-edge of text block; edge tears and small chips to title page and first few pages, small paper loss in upper right corner of last leaf, not affecting text, minor soiling, scattered underlines and margin holograph annotations. A good candidate for rebinding. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

    More Information: Printed by Charlotte Guillard under the imprint of her deceased husband, the printer Berthold Rembolt, who passed away in either 1518 or 1519.

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    April, 2016
    6th Wednesday
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