Sanctus CYPRIANUS.- 2 incunabula printed in Deventer, one UNIQUE. In-4° agenda (marginal dampstains, stains, rare perforations, some lvs somehow browned with foxing).
19th century binding : bradel marbled paper, flat spine (worn and rubbed, rest of a label on the upper joint and board, edges and corners strongly dulled, ex-libris teared off the pastedown).
Duo opuscula, quoru[m] alteru[m] ad Donatum inscribitur. Alteru[m] quod idola dii no[n] sunt. Lege hec et letaberis. S.l.n.d.  lvs. ONLY COPY KNOWN, printed according to GW and Campbell in Deventer in 1500 by Richard Pafraet. Those two bibliographies only list this edition without giving any collation but GW specifies it is "Nicht nachweisbar" and Campbell that a copy was sold in 1852 in Brussels. As the title tells, it is a reunion of two works : "Ad Donatum", about the decay of Cyprianus' time and his conversion, and "Quod idola dii non sunt", on the paganism but it is not sure Cyprianus really wrote it. Text decorated with ink initals (2 in red), the one on title-page containing a printed portrait of a saint or Church Fater. # GW II-231 (not numbered, classified under n° 7878, a works edition); # Campbell 519; # GW online Sp.231.a; # not in Stillwell, Goff, Hain, Polain, Adams, Soltész, Machiels, USTC.
(Sermones. Impressum Daventrie [Deventer], per me Richardum Pafraet, 1500).
 lvs (last blank lf. lacking, numerous marginalia).
Sermons on the Nativity, Passion, resurrection, Holy spirit, etc. Text decorated with contemporary or latter printed initials pasted on, the last with printed scene. # Campbell 521; # BMC IX-61; # not in GW, Polain, Hain, Goff, USTC.
The two works, both apparently printed by Pafraet, are in Gothic types but the height of the second is bigger. Richard Pafraet (c. 1455-1512), moved from Cologne to Deventer in the years 1476-1477 and became the city's first printer. He had two presses in the city, one active from 1477 till 1485, the second from 1488 until 1511. He published ancient authors, religious, history and didactical works. Cyprianus was the bishop of Carthage in the 3rd century and was considered the pre-eminent Latin writer of Western Christianity until Jerome and Augustine.
Provenance : Passionists of Kortrijk (stamp).
Réunion de 2 très rares incunables de Cyprien, évêque de Carthage. Bradel plein papier marbré du 19e s. (mouill. marg., rel. usée).
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