What is our oldest book?
The oldest book in the library of the Supreme Council is Sermones de Tempore et de Sanctis by Albertus Magnus. It was printed by Johann Zainer in Ulm in 1479. Albertus Magnus, O.P., lived from somewhere between 1193 and 1206 to November 15, 1280. He is a Catholic saint who was a Dominican friar and bishop. He is also known as Albert the Great and Albert of Cologne. Legend says that Magnus discovered the philosopher’s stone and passed it on to his pupil, Thomas Aquinas. Sermones de Tempore et de Sanctis is located in our Special Collections Vault.