Vienne (France) & Basil: Eberhard Frommolt & Basel: Johann Amerbach, 1480<≠. Goff, "The Postilla of Guillermus Parisiensis," Gutenberg-Jahrbuch 1959, p. 73). More than one hundred editions of the Postilla super epistolas et evangelia by Guillermus Parisiensis were printed during the fifteenth century. The Postilla provide commentary on the Gospels to be read each Sunday and festival. The text is surviving in numerous early manuscripts,yet its authorship remains uncertain, but current consensus recognises much of the base as Johann Herolt’s work, edited and augmented by Guillermus, a Dominican friar of Paris.
"More than one hundred editions of the Postilla super epistolas et evangelia by Guillermus Parisiensis were printed during the fifteenth century. Surely this esteemed compilation must be regarded as one of the earliest 'best sellers', for how else can one explain why the text was not only frequently reprinted but was reissued time and time again by the same printer...Only a few facts seem to be known about Frater Guillermus. The introduction to the Postilla, his only published work, tells us that he was a Dominican and a professor of sacred theology at Paris. This compilation of the Postilla was written down in 1437 expressly for members of the clergy and for those desirous of understanding the excerpts from the Epistles and the Evangelists, more commonly called lessons, which are read at appropriate services throughout the church year. It obviously filled a most pressing need" (Goff, "G-JB 1959, p. 73). Folio. 26.8 x 18 cm. Signatures: [a–x⁸ y-z⁶].
178 of 180 (wanting blanks leaves 40 lines. This copy is bound in an Antiphonal leaf. Item #798
An extremely rare edition, printed at the second press at Vienne. Thirteen Books are assigned to Eberhard Frommolt.
https://data.cerl.org/istc/ig00654800 :: GW 11926; Copinger 2861. GW 11926. ISTC ig00654800. Pellechet 5641. Castan(Besançon): Castan, Auguste. Catalogue des incunables de la Bibliothèque Publique de Besançon. Besançon, 1893. 530 .
ISTC it00553000; Goff T553 ; BMC III 747; GW M48236 ; HC 15714* ; Pell Ms 11270; Polain(B) 3869 ; IDL 4519 ; IBE 5680 ; IGI 9889 ; Sheppard 2414 ; Pr 7566 ; BSB T-568.