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MEDER, Johannes, O.F.M.

Quadragesimale de filio prodigo
M. Furter
€6.800 - €9.000

8vo, [231, 1 bl.] ff, illustrated with 18 full-page woodcuts. Minor spotting. A very good copy in old limp overl. vellum, flat spine titled in ink, remains of ties, blue edges

First edition of a collection of Lent sermons on the parable of the Prodigal Son by the Franciscan Johann Meder (1430-1518). Laudatory poem by Sebastian Brant on verso of title. Printed in 2 columns, in gothic type, 34 ll. Woodcut armorial mark of Furter at the end. The book is remarkable for the 18 full-page woodcuts by the Master of Heintz Narr, Dürers's main collaborator in the famous illustration of Sebastian Brant's 1494 Narrenschiff. - 'die besten Arbeiten des Künstlerkreises um Dürer' (Winkler). Rubricated on ff alv-2r. Ref.: ISTC im00421000; Goff M-421; Polain 2650 and Schramm XXII: 43. Prov.: A few contemp. annotations. Contemp. ownership entry, dated '1516' on title