1508 · [Rome?]
Piperarius, a Cremonan, was attached to the entourage of Pope Julius II, "The Warrior Pope." His sermon on the passion of Christ is here printed in roman type without woodcut ornaments, not even a decorated woodcut initial; however, the work ends with a short laudatory poem by Giovanni Maria Cataneo (d. 1529), the classicist and correspondent of => Erasmus.
Provenance: 20th-century bookplate of Arthur Mullin (the Anchor and Dolphin one); sold at Swann Galleries in 1998; in a private collection till 2016.
Searches of NUC and WorldCat locate only three exemplars in U.S. or Canadian libraries.
Not in EDIT16. Modern boards covered with a 16th-century leaf of text from a service book printed in gothic type in black and red, with a large initial "A" nicely placed. Light soiling and spotting on title-leaf and blank last leaf. (Inventory #: 36735)