[ANON.] STELLA CLERICORUM

Stella clericorum

[Leipzig, Conrad Kachelofen] 1494.

£4,500

4to (19.3 x 14.2 cm.),14 fols., A8 B6, Gothic letter, 32–33 lines per page. B3 mislettered A3 and bound after the true A3, B4 misbound between A5/6. Occasional light spotting, some repair to blank edges, bound in modern half vellum boards, title on spine.

A popular manual for the use of clerics advising on how to carry out the priestly duties in the best way. The text is based on the works of the Saints Bernard of Clairvaux and Augustine. This may be a variant issue as comparison by an earlier cataloguer has found differences between ours and the Cambridge copy (see Oates below), which has 30–30ll., showing variations on sigs. B2 and B3. Kachelofen (d. 1528/9) was likely the second printer of Leipzig, and appears to be the first major publisher to set up in the city. His output was eclectic.

Goff S 779. Marston p .72. Voullième (B) 1323. Oates 1278. Not in BMC.