Library theft from the St. Nikolaus-Hospital/Cusanusstift at Bernkastel-Kues in Germany
29 December 1987
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During an inventory of the rare books kept in the historic library at the St. Nikolaus-Hospital/ Cusanusstift in Bernkastel-Kues in 1988 four books (1 incunable and three printings of the 16th century) were reported missing. In 2018 the incunable and one of the early printings of the 16th century were identified in a Dutch antiquarian bookshop. In 2022 a second print of the 16th century appeared in another antiquarian bookshop in the Netherlands. They were all sold by a private owner. All three books have returned to the St. Nicholas-Hospital as the rightful owner. Unfortunately there is still no trace of one printing of the 16th century.
Christianissimi doctoris Joannis de Gerson: sermo de passione domini : Nuper e Gallico in latinum traductus
 Bl. : TH. ; 4; VD16 B 4698Identifying Characteristics
Probably a golden coat of arms with a crayfish at the spine.
|Imprint||Arge[n]tine : [Schürer] 1509|
|Publisher||Straßburg : Matthias Schürer|