Oct 27, 2020 - Sale 2549

Sale 2549 - Lot 101

Price Realized: $ 4,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 5,000
Nider, Johannes (c. 1380-1438)
Praeceptorium Divinae Legis, sive Expositio Decalogi.

Augsburg: Johann Wiener, 1479.

Folio, *9 (lacking preliminary blank *1), **10, ***10, a-o10, p8, q-z10, A-I10, K8, L6; printed in gothic letter, two columns throughout, rubricated, chapter heads marked in red by hand, some woodcut initials, bound in later half leather and quarter sawn wooden boards with old catches and new clasps, endleaves renewed, contents with some worming, and a few stains, a fresh copy of a substantial book, 12 1/4 x 8 1/2 in.

Goff N202; H 11792*; IGI 6896; IBP 3987; Oates 937; Bod-inc N-095; Sheppard 1272; Pr 1732; BMC II 357; BSB-Ink N-165; GW M26909; ISTC in00202000.

Nider is remembered as an influential theologian and reformer of the Dominican order, and for his early work on witchcraft. In the present work (The Preceptor of Divine Law), he covers many topics, including the theoretical underpinnings of the various powers of demons, and the pacts they form with humans.