Oct 12, 2023 - Sale 2648

Sale 2648 - Lot 236

Price Realized: $ 5,000
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Farinator, Matthias (fl. circa 1477), ed.
Lumen Animae.

[Augsburg: Anton Sorg, 1477].

First edition, folio, the text traditionally attributed to Berengarius of Landora; 354 of 372 leaves, lacking fifteen preliminary leaves, (the first thirteen and leaves 18 & 19 from the first alphabetical table), final printed leaf (one paragraph ending the text and colophon), and final blank; blank preceding first leaf of text present; bound in later parchment over boards, lacking ties; contents quite fresh, unwashed, a large copy with a few occasional tears, minimal marginalia; no rubrication, nicely preserved, 11 x 7 1/4 in.

"The Lumen Animae, or in English the Light of the Soul, is not the single work of one compiler. Rather, it is three works, albeit related, by different compilers. Each of the works is a compilation of exempla (illustrative material) drawn from natural history and intended for use in Christian sermons." (Quoted from Theophrastus of Eresus: Sources on Ethics, ed. Huby et al., Brill, 1995.)

Goff L393; H 10329*; Klebs 631.1; Pell 4747; Polain(B) 1466; Bod-inc B-159; Sheppard 1238; Pr 1650; BMC II 344; BSB-Ink L-286; GW M16911; ISTC ib00341400.

From Dr. Michael Stone's Psychiatry Collection.