Jul 30, 2020 - Sale 2543

Sale 2543 - Lot 223

Price Realized: $ 4,500
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Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 2,000
Alphonsus de Spina (d. circa 1494) Fortalitium Fidei contra Judeos Saracenos. Quarto, [pi]10, a-z8, &8, A-L8, M10 (M10 integral blank present), text printed in gothic letter in double columns throughout, initials supplied in red; bound in full contemporary blind-tooled alum-tawed pigskin over square-edged wooden boards, catches present, lacking one clasp; some wear and tear to spine, title page dusty, a bit of staining to text, 9 x 6 3/4 in. Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 25 February 1494.

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Published anonymously in five incunabula editions beginning in 1475, Spina's work provides a playbook of pro-Christian defensive arguments for its clergy and adherents. Each of the five books focuses on a specific enemy of the faith: those who deny Christ's divinity; heretics; Jews; Muslims; and finally, the devil and his minions.

Goff A543; HC 875; Pell 565; Fernillot 41; Polain(B) 160; IDL 243; SI 180; IGI 405; Bod-inc A-225; Sheppard 1524, 1525; Pr 2088; BMC II 438; BSB-Ink A-454; GW 1578; ISTC ia00543000.