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      Sale 2438 | Lot 72
      Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
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      • Sale 2438 Lot 72

        BERCHORIUS, PETRUS. Liber Bibliae moralis. [426] leaves, including final blank. Gothic type. Rubricated. Folio, 287x205 mm, 16th-century blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, rebacked retaining remnants of old backstrip, lacks catches and clasps; faint dampstaining in upper portion of contents, scattered marginal spotting, light soiling on first leaf and elsewhere. Early ownership inscription of the charterhouse of Marienburg at Weddern, near Dülmen in Westphalia; bookplates of Charles Thomas-Stanford, Estelle Doheny, and Saint Mary's of the Barrens Seminary. [Cologne] : (Bartholomaeus de Unkel, 17 March 1477)

        Estimate $10,000 - 15,000

        Fourth edition of the first volume of a 14th-cenury moralizing encyclopedia of the Bible and the natural world. The complete work in 3 volumes was first published in 1489. Hain-Copinger 2797*; GW 3865; BMC I, 241; ISTC ib00339000; Sarton III, 459.