2°,  p. Capital spaces, unfilled. First two leaves of the sixth gathering are supplied from another, shorter copy. Bound in 19th-century cloth-backed boards, marbled edges.
Writings on the Eucharist by the Dominican friar and German philosopher Albertus Magnus (1206-1280), also known as Saint Albert the Great. Albertus was one of the first medieval scholars to apply Aristotle’s philosophy to Christian thought. and was an advocate for the coexistence of science and religion. Albertus’ Summa was a standard orthodox treatise on Holy Communion, and was likely important to the Czech Romanists in their conflict with the Utraquists. The Utraquists, a moderate faction of the Hussites, maintained the Eucharist should be administered to the people in both bread and wine, but wine was then reserved only for the priests. Winterberg (Vimperk), a small town in the southwest near the Bavarian border, was the second Czech town with a printing press. The printer Johannes Alakraw produced only two books in Winterberg in 1484, one of which was the Summa. Alakraw worked previously in Passau with the printer Konrad Stahel and with Benedictus Mayr, from whom he borrowed the unusual practice of signing his books by the sheet, with consecutive letters of the alphabet, rather than by the quire. In 1485 he returned to Passau where he printed until 1492.
References: BM 15th cent., III, p. 814 (IB.51603); Pellechet, 294; Pet Stoleti
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