Sale: 379 / Rare Books, May 23. 2011 in Hamburg Lot 11

 
Thomas von Aquin - Questiones. 1475   21(20)

11
Thomas von Aquin
Questiones. 1475 21(20)
Estimate:
€ 5,000 / $ 5,500
Sold:
€ 15,600 / $ 17.160

(incl. 20% surcharge)
Lot description
Thomas von Aquin, Quaestiones de duodecim quodlibet. With 12 large woodcut initials at the beginning of each chapter and numerous small woodcut initials. Ulm, Johann Zainer 1475. Contemp. Ulm pigskin binding over strong wooden boards with rich tooling as well as 1 brass clasp. Folio. 231 unnumb. ll. (of 232, lacking first white l.). Gothic type (Gotico-Antiqua). 35 lines and column title.

Hain/Cop. 1403. - GW M46338. - Goff T 185. - BMC II, 524. - BSB T-251. - Amelung, Frühdruck no. 24 and illu. 53. - Wegener, Zainer 38. - Weil, Ulmer Holzschnitt p. 106, 45. - Early print by the Ulm first printer , printed with his first type and with the nice woodcut initials of a so-called Romanic alphabet. - The work, first released in 1470, contains a collection on treatises regarding numerous questions of ecclesiastical and mundane life in an arbitrary arrangement. This edition was presumably made by initiative of the Ulm Dominicans, who had commissioned Zainer to print several works (cf. Amelung, Frühdruck, p. 19).
The magnificently preserved binding was made by the workshop of the Ulm second printer and book binder Cornad Dinckmut (Kyriß 126), who for some time worked in cooperation with the printer Conrad Mancz from Blaubeuren as of ca. 1481 (cf. Amelung pp. 151f. and 191f.). The bindings from the Dinckmut-Mancz workshop are characterized by, among others, a clasp that carries the inscription 'man' or 'manc' , as it is the case with this copy. For the single stamps cf. Kyriß 126,1 (rose) and Schunke/Schwenke 634 (rose), 15 (head of Christ) and 36 (Mary). - Broad margins slightly foxed all the way through, at beginnign and at end with small traces of worming, side edge with ink stain, 1 p. with wiped ink stains in white margin. Binding with few traces of worming, movable part of clasp renewed. All in all fine and well-preserved copy.

Early print by the Ulm first printer, printed with his first type and with the nice woodcut initials of a so-called Romanic alphabet. With 12 large woodcut initials at the beginning of each chapter and numerous small woodcut initials. Contemp. Ulm pigskin binding over strong wooden boards with rich tooling as well as 1 brass clasp. Folio. 231 unnumb. ll. (of 232, lacking first white l.). Gothic type (Gotico-Antiqua). 35 lines and column title. The magnificently preserved binding was made by the workshop of the Ulm second printer and book binder Cornad Dinckmut. - Broad margins slightly foxed all the way through, at beginnign and at end with small traces of worming, side edge with ink stain, 1 p. with wiped ink stains in white margin. Binding with few traces of worming, movable part of clasp renewed. All in all fine and well-preserved copy.

11
Thomas von Aquin
Questiones. 1475 21(20)
Estimate:
€ 5,000 / $ 5,500
Sold:
€ 15,600 / $ 17.160

(incl. 20% surcharge)