Item #010260 1513 – Leaf from Postilla Guillermi super epistolas et euangelia (Commentaries of epistles and gospels by Guilemus). Johannes Herlot but mistakenly attributed to Guilemus Pariesiensis.
1513 – Leaf from Postilla Guillermi super epistolas et euangelia (Commentaries of epistles and gospels by Guilemus)

1513 – Leaf from Postilla Guillermi super epistolas et euangelia (Commentaries of epistles and gospels by Guilemus)

Basel. Switzerland: Michael Furter, 1513. Disbound. Postillia super epistolas et euangelia (Commentaries on epistles and gospels) has traditionally been attributed to Guilemus Pariesiensis, because a preface in an early manuscript edition appeared to have been signed by him, however today, Johannes Herlot is often credited as its author.

More than one hundred editions of the Postilla super epistolas et evangelia were printed during the late 15th and early 16th centuries, qualifying it as one of the first 'best sellers'. Sales were driven by members of the clergy desiring a better understanding of Epistles and the Gospels found in the Bible.

This leaf (approximately 6” x 8”) comes from a printing made by Michael Furter at Basel in 1513. The illustration (approximately 2” x 2½”) is titled In festo corporis christi Euangelium Joannis. VI.f. (On the feast of the body of Christ, the Gospel of John. 6. f.), which is also known as the “Feeding of the 5,000,” the only miracle of Jesus (other than the Resurrection) that is described in all four gospels. Very good. Item #010260

Guillelmus Parisiensis, also known as William of Baufet, Guilelmus de Baufet, and several other alternative names, was a Dominican friar from Paris who began serving as the confessor of King Philip of France in 1307 and the lead investigator in the King’s campaign against the Knights Templar several years later.

Johannes Herolt, also known as Discipulus, the prior of the Dominican monastery in Nuremberg, was known as the most prolific and skilled sermon writer of his time.

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