Lavacrum conscientie [omnium sacerdotum]. 

[Colophon:] Cologne, Heinrich Quentell, 1504.

4to, ff. [i], 57, [1]; gothic letter in two columns, with a woodcut initial at beginning of text; occasional minor marginal dampstaining, wormhole in text sometimes resulting in loss of a letter (sense recoverable), but a very good copy in early nineteenth-century boards, red morocco lettering-piece on spine; slightly rubbed, upper joint cracked but firm; from the library of Robert Crewe-Milnes, first Marquess of Crewe (1858–1945), with bookplate.

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Rare edition of this popular late medieval treatise widely ascribed to the Carthusian monk Jacobus de Gruytrode (c. 1400–1475). 

Essentially a handbook for priests, with a significant devotional element, it was first published between 1487 and 1489.  According to Theodor Petreius, Bibliotheca Cartusiana (Cologne, 1609), the actual author is Johannes Meskirchius (Messkirch, d. 1511), a monk at the charterhouse of Güterstein near Stuttgart (for Messkirch see R. Deigendesch, ‘Bücher und ihre Schenker – Die Bücherlisten der Kartause Güterstein in Württemberg’, in S. Lorenz, ed., Bücher, Bibliotheken und Schriftkultur der Kartäuser.  Festgabe zum 65. Geburtstag von Edward Potkowski, Stuttgart 2002, pp. 93–115).

VD16 J 105.  OCLC records only two copies outside Germany (National Library of Sweden and St. Bonaventure University).  Not found in Library Hub.

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