[AMICUS ANIMAE] Amicus animae: sermones.

Basel: Nicolaus Kesler, 1495

£ 5,000

4to (197 x 136mm.), a-k8, l-s8, t-v6; 156, [2]. Gothic type, one woodcut initial (dragon in the shape of an S), other initials manuscript and in red, red initial strokes and paraphs. Short manuscript notes in red throughout. Slight browning and foxing; some water stains on margins not affecting the text. Some pages mis-numbered: LII instead of LIII, LXXX instead of LXXV, XCI instead of XCII, CX instead of CXI, skips from CXLIIII to CLXV, skips from CLXVI to CLXXI,  CLXIX and CLXX repeated twice, CLXIX followed by CLXXI, skips from CLXXII to CLXXIIII, skips from CLXXVI to CLXXII. Small tear on right bottom margin of XXIIII. Bound in later vellum. Overall in excellent condition.


An anonymous compilation of sermons which in the past was erroneously attributed to Erhard Prunner (cf. H. Knaus: Amicus. In: Beiträge zur Inkunabelkunde 3. Folge 3. Berlin 1967, pp. 184-186).



ISTC ia00563000; Goff A563; BMC III 771; BSB-Ink A-481; GW 1616.