Price: 24,500.00 USD

(Basel: Nicolas Kesler, 2 March 1486), THE EARLIEST DATED BOOK KNOWN TO BE PRINTED BY KESLER, and a beautiful edition of the "Sentence" of Peter Lombard. This work, which includes decisions borrowed the Fathers of the Church, formed the basis of all theological studies throughout the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Any question of theology can find its place in the four books of the Sentences , thus divided : God's creatures , the sacraments of the Old Law , the sacraments of the new law. Attached is a "Tabula Scoti", Table of Sentences of Peter Lombard, Dun Scotus of 28 sheets. It is not dated but is clearly and incunabular printing. The earliest dated book known to be printed by Kesler. Beautifully rubricated throughout in red including many large initials with trailing decoration, also with an entwined and interlacing marginal decoration on K1 which is the entire length of the column, large initial on a4 in red and blue. Printed double-column in Gothic character with large Roman numerals. Folio, in contemporary pigskin over wooden boards, blind stamped in a diamond pattern featuring central fleurs, the spine with thick bands and lettering in manuscript, original brass clasps fully intact. 232 ff, complete with original blanks r6, z6, K10. A fine copy in its original binding, remarkable in its state of preservation.

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