Incipit liber prim[us] Ioha[n]nis Gerson ca[n]cellarij parisie[n]sis. De imitatione [Christ]i [et] de conte[m]ptu omniu[m] vanitatu[m] mundi.

[INC]I16. Alternative titles: Imitatio Christi; De imitatione Christi et de contemptu omnium vanitatum mundi; De contemptu omnium vanitatum mundi. Author now known to be Thomas a Kempis; see J.E. Walsh, "Attributions in a manuscript of Imitatio Christi" in The Marks in the fields: essays on the uses of manuscripts (Houghton Library exhibition catalogue, 1992,p. 62-65). Title from incipit (leaf a1r). Colophon (leaf f3v): ... Impressu[m] Auguste arte [et] impensis Erhardi ratdolt viri solert[is]. Anno d[omi]ni M.cccc.lxxxviij. Eight-line white-on-black floriated woodcut initials. Text in double columns, 40 lines per column. "Tractatus de meditatione cordis a.M. iohanne de gerson": leaves f4r-f6r. Goff, I-16.

Language: Latin
Published: [Augsburg : Erhard Ratdolt] 1488
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