Sermon on Ruth

Girolamo Savonarola (1452–1498).
Prediche de fra Hieronymo per tutto lanno.
Venice: Cesare Arrivabene, 1520. (AEY8119)

The more complete removal of the same prohibited sermon on Ruth in this earlier edition had drastic consequences for the physical book as a whole. When the censor cut out all seven leaves of Sermon 7, he also removed the ending of Sermon 6 and the beginning of Sermon 8. Moreover, the gap opened by the missing leaves in this otherwise tightly bound book invited damage both by moisture and bookworms in the upper and lower margins.

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