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Sermones Pomerii de Sanctis Sermones Pomerii de Sanctis
(Sermons of the Fruits of the Holy Spirit)

Temesvári Pelbárt's Sermones Pomerii de Sanctis is printed in Latin. Its cover is hand-tooled leather over wood boards with beautiful brass clasps that still work. Note vellum bookmark at the fore-egde of the book, the medieval equivelent of a "post-it note." Spaces were left in text for hand-drawn decorative capitals that were never added. This copy is heavily damaged by bookworms.

Bookworms are any insect (e.g., moths, beetles) whose larval (or adult) forms injure books by gnawing the binding and piercing the pages with small holes. No single species may properly be called the bookworm because a large number of insects feed upon dry, starchy material or paper and may damage books. Among the most widely known bookworms are the silverfish and the booklice. Termites and roaches are also frequently guilty.
(Source for information on bookworms: Encyclopedia Britannica)
Sermones Pomerii de Sanctis

Bookworm damage.
Sermones Pomerii de Sanctis
Detail of title page
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