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ID no. of additional copy of printed edition BITAGAP copid 3161
City and Library Desconhecido Não localizado
Printed Setúbal: Hermann von Kempen, 1509-12-13

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Writing Surface Papel
Previous owners (oldest first) Otto Schäfer (Dr.) (Nascimento 1911) OS 242
Francisco Teixeira de Aguiar e Azeredo, 2o Conde de Samodães
References (most recent first) The Collection of Otto Schafer Part III: Illustrated Books and Historical Bindings. Sale 6762 (November 1, 1995) (1995) , n. 180
Santos [Livraria] (1921-22), Catálogo da importante e preciosíssima livraria que pertenceu aos notaveis escritores e bibliófilos Condes de Azevedo e Samodães Parte 2:230-31 , n. 2657
Choice Manuscripts and Books Outstanding for their Beauty, Rarity or Importance. Catalogue 75 (1955 [?] | 1961 [?]) 92-93 , n. 85
Note Desc. Sotheby, n. 180: Description: exceptionally rare, of the rules and statutes of the Portuguese branch of the Military Order of Santiago. The Order was founded in 1161, inspired by the legend of the miraculous appearance of St. James in the ranks of the army of Aragon during the battle of Clavigio, where King Ramiro I defeated the Moors. This is the first book printed at Setubal, a site that was probably chosen for its proximity to Palmella, the seat of the Order of Santiago and residence of its last independent Master, Dom Jorge, Duke of Coimbra. Herman de Kempis, a German-born and -trained printer, who worked in Portugal from 1509 to 1518, also printed at Lisbon and Almeirim. The Regra da ordem de Sanctiaguo is the earliest known book from his press and the "most beautiful and perfect of all the works he issued" (Manuel). The woodcuts comprise a stirring full-page cut of St. James on horseback trampling two defeated Moors; a similar smaller scene of a mounted knight of the Order subjugating an enemy; two impressions of a banner-block with variant coloring schemes; and the arms of the Order. Gothic type. Double column, 30 lines + headline. Xylographic title, first page of prologue within a seven-part historiated woodcut frame, headline and folio numeral on a1 printed in red, 264 various five- to eleven-line woodcut initials. illustration: Five woodcuts printed from four blocks. collation: p4 a-p6 q8 r-t6: (116 of) 118 leaves (lacking blanks p1 and t6), a1-t5 foliated I-CXV. contents: p1 p, p2r title, v contents, p3r-4r prologo, p4v woodcut of St. James, a1r-a3r Comecase ho prologo na regra de Santiago, a3r-s4r text of the rules and statutes (g2v, g3v, i1v, i4v, m1v, q6r, and q7v p), s4r colophon Esta obra sue emprimida em Setuual: por mi Herman de kempis aleman: Enel anno de Mil quinhentos a noue. E se acauo a treze del mes de Dezembro, s4v p, s5r Statuto pera hos caualeyros, s5v-t5r table; t5v-6v p. 207 x 280 mm. Woodcuts colored by a contemporary hand, early manuscript folio reference supplied to contents list on p2v. binding: Eighteenth-century red velvet over boards. provenance: Casa de Azevedo (library stamp). OS 242 (1961: Kraus). Anselmo 434; King Manuel 12; Norton P43; Palha 2574. Not in Anninger. p4 expertly remargined; h5 with marginal paper flaw; some mostly marginal dampstaining and soiling at beginning and end; a few unobtrusive wormholes. Binding rubbed and frayed at extremities. Preço pedido: $40,000-$50,000. Rematado em $36,800.
Subject Recursos electrónicos - Internet
Internet [Azevedo. Cat.] [Sotheby. Ref.]
Record Status Created 2013-11-02
Updated 2014-01-18