Rare. Lovely little edition of Liber de exemplis sacre... by Nicolas de Hanapes, here under the title of Virtutum vitiorúmque exempla... also known as the “Bible of the Poor” (“Biblia Pauperum”), printed in Lyon in 1574 by Guillaume Rouillé, with a mark on the title and woodcut typographic ornaments.
The princeps edition if from 1477.
Lovely posterior binding (early 18th century) in brown lambskin, spine with 4 raised bands adorned with a label and a rich decorated of gilded tooling.
Tight and decorative binding, small abrasions on the boards, slightly damaged corners. Slightly browned interior with light mildew, mainly on the first leaves. A discreet dampstain in the lower margin, hole in the lower margin starting on page 243, does not reach the text (worming). Handwritten owner’s mark (in pen) on the title and crossed out.
One of the most famous exampla books of the Middle Ages, composed of between 1260 and 1278 by Nicholas de Hanapes (or Hanappes) on the vices and the virtues.
Contains thousands of examples taken exclusively from the Bible that allow preachers to illustrate their teachings on the virtues and the vices, and to help the faithful to act in a Christian manner in both public and private life, including at the time of death.
The book was so successful for several centuries that is was nicknamed the Bible of the Poor (Biblia Pauperum) since it was easy to read and to understand and was made for a wide audience. Belonging to the Dominican Order, Hanapes was appointed Apostolic Penitentiary of Rome and during the last years of his life, Patriarch of Jerusalem; he died in the See of Saint-Jean d’Acre.
Nicolas de Hannapes
Virtutum vitiorúm que exempla : ex vtriusque Legis promptuario decerpta...
Lugduni : Apud Gulielmum Rouillium, 1574. 560 pp ( complete) ;11.5 x 7.5 cm
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- Bijbels, Boekbanden, Naslagwerken, Religie
- Auteur/ Illustrator
- Nicolas de Hanapes
- Virtutum vitiorum que exempla : ex vtriusque Legis promptuario decerpta...
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- Publicatiejaar oudste item
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- Oorspronkelijke taal
- Aantal pagina‘s.
- 11,5×7,5 cm