Item #313375 A LEAF FROM SUMMA PRAEDICANTIUM PRINTED BY JOHANN AMERBACH, BASIL, 1484. Johannes de INCUNABULAR LEAF . BROMYARD, 1484.
A LEAF FROM SUMMA PRAEDICANTIUM PRINTED BY JOHANN AMERBACH, BASIL, 1484.
A LEAF FROM SUMMA PRAEDICANTIUM PRINTED BY JOHANN AMERBACH, BASIL, 1484.

A LEAF FROM SUMMA PRAEDICANTIUM PRINTED BY JOHANN AMERBACH, BASIL, 1484.

Basil: Johann Amerbach, 1484. A large folio leaf from the edition of Johannes de Bromyard's SUMMA PRAEDICANTIUM printed in Basil, Switzerland by Johann Amerbach, not after 1484. The leaf measures 370 x 260 mm (14 ½ x 10 ¼ inches) printed in two columns. 53 lines, Gothic type. Rubricated paragraph marks and highlights, several small paragraph marks in blue. Light stain to upper edge on inner margin extending into the text, Very good. See Goff, Incunabula in American Libraries (1964), item J-260. ISTC ij00260000. Item #313375

¶ John Bromyard (d. c. 1352) was an influential English Dominican friar. In his Summa praedicantiumhe shows a less austere sense of the preacher's office, and includes sermon material of every description. Although not an original thinker, Bromyard was a venomous and effective critic of abuses and vanities in all areas of ecclesiastical and secular life. The Summa praedicantium remained popular during the sixteenth century and after.’ (ODNB).

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