6297. Thomas à Kempis De vita et beneficiis 1502

THOMAS À KEMPIS. De vita et beneficiis salvatoris Jesu Christi. (Paris, Gilles de Gourmont) no date (1502).
Small 8:o (c. 128x94 mm.). (57, of 58, lacks last leaf, probably with the colophon) ll. Title with large woodcut and printers name in lower margin. Also with fullpage woodcut on verso. Some minor marginal dampstaining, some foxing, a few old marginal annotations. BOUND WITH:

Instructio seu alphabetu[m] sacerdotum...(incipit): Modus confistendi. Primo confitens dicat benedicite pater quia peccaui...No place or date (c. 1500).
Small 8:o (c. 128x94 mm.). (12, last page blank, signed a1-7, b1-5) ll. First leaf with fullpage woodcut, verso blank. Some minor marginal dampstaining, minor foxing.

Contemporary richly blindtooled vellum, loose in upper hinge, remnants of old vellum manuscript at the hinges, blank spine in four compartments. Bookplate of Roberti a S. Macfie, Roman Kaczmars library stamp on first endpaper. Catalogue cut mounted on inside of upper board. Rare editions.

The second work consists of an instruction for the priesthood on the confession and on the mass.
From the library of Roman Kaczmar.