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    Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Editio nouissima. 12mo. Engraved title page (xii), 791 pp. (xi). Bound in original yapp vellum with gilt spine titles and edges stained red. Housed in full leather custom clamshell box in the form of a book with gilt spine title and ornaments in blind, four raised bands, and the date "1627." Near fine, showing a small crack to yapp fold. From the library of the famous American book collector Beverly Chew (1850-1924) with his bookplate. Willems 270; Rahir 231.

    Seller Inventory # ABE-2930309011

  • Titi Livii

    Published by Amstelodami, Apud Danielem Elzevirium. A[nn]o. 1678./Amsterdam, Daniel Elzevir, 1678. Willems # 1548., 1678

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    Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Size of binding: 3 in. x 6 in., engraved title-page, featuring figures of Africa, Asia, Neptune, etc. offering tribute to a figure representing Rome; 788 pp. Rebound in full, modern brown morocco leather with antique-style gilt titling & designs to spine, blind-stamped bordering on covers, cover edges, turn-ins; edges with original red-staining. Former owner's bookplate on front paste-down; endpapers show some light tan spotting, age-related tanning to page edges. In fine condition. The [Elzevir Livy] edition of 1678 is in one volume, in double columns, and may be pronounced a master-piece of printing. The text of Livy had never before appeared in so small a space; and although M. Renouard (Bibl. D un Amateur, vol. iv. P. 73) thinks the volume could not have been in great request [because of the hard-to-read, tiny type-face?], yet for purposes of immediate reference, it was surely a desirable acquisition. (from Charles F. Dibdin: An Introduction to the Knowledge of Rare & Valuable Editions of the Greek & Latin Classics, London, 1827; vol. ii. P. 167). (Latin text).

    Seller Inventory # ABE-466584140

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    Pope Gregory I (r. 590-604)

    Published by Paris: Berthold Rembolt, 1518

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    Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. A compilation of the works of the early Pope; it is this Gregory to whom is attributed the beginnings of Gregorian Chant, a form of plainsong prevalent in the Roman Catholic Church until after Vatican II (1962-1965). 9 in. x 14 in.; 2 in. thick. [22] 450; [8]. Leather over boards with six raised bands; gilt titling and designs on spine; small remains of a paper label also appear on the spine. General wear to the covers and their edges. Lower portions of five of the preliminary folios (4-8) became damaged or torn out and have been replaced, apparently many years ago, in manuscript underlined in red. Folio 242 is mis-numbered 243. The top margin of folios 355-367 shows a small amount of worming. A small number of the preliminary folios show a damp-stain. The frontispiece from another book, published in 1608 by Johannes Pillehotte, is pasted onto the front paste-down. This book came from the library of Ignatius Frederick Horstmann, Bishop of Cleveland, Ohio from 1892 to 1908; his signature appears on the title page. On the verso facing the title page is an interesting and highly unusual hand-written inscription, in ink, consisting of two lines (crossing out the name of a previous owner) and the words: "Ex Libra Pernet diaconi Cabillonensia." This is followed by an expertly drawn picture of a bird in flight, hovering over a bunch of grapes on a branch on which there is resting a small animal. The drawing measures approximately 1 in. x 2 in. Even though substantial research has been undertaken, whether "pernet" refers to a region in France or to a family cannot be determined. We have found no book or reference to a book with a similar inscription, which may be a very early example of what became known as bookplates. The book weighs 8.5 lbs. Postage may be extra on this item.

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  • Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. (Continens partitiones, resolutiones q's, exemplum earum, quas in omnia eiusdem Aristotelis opera Auctor meditabatur. Adiunctis quibusdam Scholijs, quaestionibus, & in digressiones Averrois digressionibus. Omnia a Hieronymo Bovio Ferrarien. collecta & edita. Ad Sereniss. Principem Alfonsum II. Ferrariae Ducem.). Folio; 12 in. x 8 in; page size: 31.6 x 20.2 mm. 475 pp. including charts (.de Mente humana): pp.7-14. Ecclesiastical approval, Register. Fine woodcut printer's device of pine tree with motto: "Sua cuique dies" on verso p. 475. Heraldic title page woodcut & fine woodcut heading & initials. Old calf with simple single & double lined rules framing a 3 in. x 2 in. gilt heraldic stamp on front & back covers featuring an oval of tied bays surrounding a shield with angel-head crest & 3 bees & chevron within the shield & name: IAC. AVGVUST. THVANVS. Spine in 7 compartments with 6 monograms formed of the letters I A D T. See J. Pearson Catalogue "Two Hundred Books.World's Greatest Book Collectors" p. 20 #27 for De Thou's & his wife's armorial bookbinding. Age related defects are present to the binding, with some leather partially worn off of the spine and corners. The covers show some wear and abrasions. Heraldic gilt medallions are quite clear but gilt titling & monograms on spine are faded. The binding is unrestored. No copy of the Montecatini De Anima was reported by libraries in US in the pre-1956 NUC or Supplement & is in itself quite a rare book. Text edges show light age tanning, but generally the text block is clean & sound. In ink in upper right of front paste down: Vestibule 1ere T. B 49 (this location mark has transferred to facing endpaper). In pencil on same front endpaper a former owner has added this thought from T. F. Dibdin: "Volumes from the Library of Grolier and De Thou - names dear to Book-Collectors: as an indifferent copy has hardly ever yet been found which was once deposited on the shelves of Either Dibdin, Tour Ed II. II. 51." and a former owner's name also in pencil: "J. P. Gram 1918, Nov." Few items from the library of this great scholar come to sale today. Weight: 3 lbs. (Latin text). Resources relating to this subject (not necessarily mentioning this item): "Books From the Library of Jacques Auguste De Thou" by L. J. Lloyd in Book Handbook No. 1, London: The Book Centre, 1947, pp.1-17. "Aristotle: texts and commentaries to 1700 in the University of Pennsylvania Library. A catalogue by Lyman W. Riley" UPP, (1961).

    Seller Inventory # ABE-65894415

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    Pagninus, Santes, O. P.

    Published by Lyon: Apud Hugonem a Porta, 1536

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    Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. First edition of a work republished in 1540 and in 1542. Size of binding: 10 in. x 14 1/2 in; 3 in. thick. [16], [2], 818 pp. Full old leather with stamped designs on the covers; remains of the clasp. The spine has been restored with an early leather title label laid down. Brass end-pieces on the corners of the covers. The front and rear inner covers show hand-written manuscript pages laid-down. Page 523 appears before p. 521 Manuscript annotations on some pp. Some age-related wear to spine and spine ends; the top edge of the book shows a damp stain. The title page shows an early ink inscription. A few pages show tanning. The book, in Latin, is an Introduction to the study of Sacred Scripture by Santis Pagnini. It begins with a preface dedicated to Cardinal Jean Du Bellay, and this is followed by Symphorien Champier's letter to Francois de Tournon, who was then Archbishop of Bourges. Pagnini was an Italian priest of the Dominican Order (O.P., Order of Preachers). He wrote and resided in Lyon, France. This is not his most well-known book. He was noted mostly for his writings on Hebrew. This is a rare item. Worldcat lists only four copies, all in Europe. The book weighs 9.5 lbs. Postage may be extra on this item.

    Seller Inventory # ABE-1473176978463

  • Sprat, Thomas (1635-1713) & Izaak Walton (1593-1683).

    Published by London, Printed for John Martyn, and James Allestry, Printers to the Royal Society. A copy with Izaak Walton's initial: Iz: Wa: on the title-page., 1665

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    Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Size of the binding: 3 5/8 inches x 5 in., flyleaf; title-page with Walton's initials at the top: Iz: Wa: and a later signature also present near Thomas Sprat's printed name; pp. 1-298; 3 flyleaves. Full, old calf, red sprinkled edges. The front and back flyleaves are not pasted to the inner covers, inner hinges show repairs with paper, cracking to the outer hinges; the binding is quite worn, with cracking to the leather surfaces, the title-page shows some damp-stains. With the exception of the paper hinges, this copy is unrestored. In a dark blue cloth-covered slipcase with gilt titling on the spine, and matching chemise. Early photo copy image of the title-page is inserted in the back of the book, and shown in the scan. Thomas Sprat's biting reply to Sorbier's "Voyage", addressed to Christopher Wren. In the rare 1665 first edition. A scarce and significant book from Izaak Walton's library.

    Seller Inventory # L-268

  • Seller image for De Tuenda bona valetudine. Commentariis. a Ioanne Placotomo. Ejusdem de natura et viribus Cerevisiarum, et Mulsarum opusculum. De causis, preservatione et curatione Ebrietatis, dissertationes. for sale by Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.

    Hardcover. Condition: Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Measures approx. 4 in. x 6 in. Title page with woodcut device, leaves numbered to 214; 2 unnumbered, printed leaves of index, with colophon dated: Martio M. D. LI. (1551). Two small paper repairs to the title page edges. Modern, brown polished calf leather binding, with gilt borders. The spine shows the following in gilt: "Placotomus De Natura Cereuisiarum---1551. The earliest tract on beer." The text is in Latin. First edition thus. The book, like Gaul, is divided into three parts. The first is a general discussion of good health and the attainment of it; the second is a large section entitled "De natura et viribus Cerevisiarum, et Mulsarum, opusculum," which deals in great detail with beer and brewing, and includes comments on the qualities of malt-type cereals from various locales. And the third part treats of drunkenness---its causes, prevention, and cure. Rare item.

    Seller Inventory # L-343

  • Seller image for Apologia ad insignem philosophum Jacobum Fabrum Stapulensem. & In Epistolam Pauli Apostoli Ad Romanos Paraphrasis, Per Erasmum Roterodamum, Ad Reverendissimum Cardinalem Grimanum. for sale by Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.

    Hardcover. Condition: Fine. No Jacket. Size of the binding: 6 in. x 8 3/4 in., page size: 5 7/8 in. x 8 1/4 in. Beginning of Apologia: Typographic title page within an elaborate woodcut border; followed by Argumentum with a woodcut capital I, on the reverse; Erasmus Roterodamus, Iacobo Fabro Stapulensi Insigni Philosopho, S.D. with a woodcut initial C. [1]-130 pp. & colophon page: "Basilae apud Io Annem Frobenium Mense Februario, A. M. D. XVIII. [1518]" with elaborate woodcut design on the reverse of the colophon page. Beginning of In Epistolam Pauli: Single printed leaf: with the front beginning: "In Epistolam Pauli Apostoli Ad Romanos Paraphrasis," with printed Contenta on the reverse; p. 1 beginning: Reverendissimo, and with a small woodcut initial Q. Page [19] with woodcut border by Ambrosius Holbein, and a woodcut initial P by Hans Holbein the Younger. [2] pp., pp 1-143, with colophon on the reverse: In Aedibus Frobenianis apud Inclytam Germaniae Basileam Mense Ianuario A. M D XVIII [January 1518], and with a woodcut printer's device on a separate sheet, with Latin, Greek & Hebrew words around the device. A professionally restored binding using the early front & back stamped leather panels over beveled boards, with a brown leather spine showing four raised bands, simple, tooled lines; restored brass & leather clasps; added antique-style paper endpapers. The front cover panel center features the figure of an archer with a bow, with floral designs, and bird designs in the borders; the back panel shows the archers in the borders and the birds in the central section. Page margins show some small, careful paper restorations. This copy preserves early ink marginal annotations in Latin & Greek. Names in ink on the woodcut bordered title page. With partial title inked on the top-edge: "Apologia Eras - Paraphra Rom." In a specially crafted, sturdy, marbled paper-covered slipcase. An early (1518) Froben printing of Erasmus's Apologia to Jacob Faber (Ca. 1455-1536), and of his Paraphrases of St. Paul's Epistles to the Romans, both of which are rare titles. Froben later published a collected edition of the Pauline Epistles in 1521. Weight 2 1/2 lbs.

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  • Bude, Guillaume (Budaeus)

    Published by Venice: Aldus & Andrea Asulani soceri., 1522

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    Hardcover. Condition: Fine. No Jacket. Size of binding: 5 1/4 inches x 8 1/2 inches, leaf size: 5 inches x 8 1/8 inches. [12] ils. 262 (260 ils.), 2 lls. Leaf 158 is numbered: 158, 159, 160. (12 preliminary unnumbered leaves, 262 numbered leaves, 2 unnumbered leaves including printer's page.) Printed in italics, Aldus' device on the title and last leaf. A fairly wide-margined copy, with some faded glosses identifying the subject matter of the text. Initial spaces with printed guides. Attractively bound in full vellum, in antique style, by Bayntun-Riviere, with their stamp at the lower edge of the back paste-down. With gilt Aldine anchor & dolphin design on the front cover, on the title page, and on the reverse of the printer's page; and gilt-lettered spine, reading: Budaeus De Asse Aldus 1522. Sewn headbands. Latin text with some passages in Greek. Title page and a few preliminaries display light, scattered age-spotting. Otherwise, a beautiful book, beautifully bound. A treatise on Roman coinage, weights and measures written by the humanist, Guillaume Bude. This is the work that made Bude famous: it was an essay on ancient Roman measures, but included a plea for humanistic studies to accompany study of the Bible and theology. Similar pleas were being made at the time by Erasmus and Thomas More, with whom Bude corresponded. Jean Grolier (1479-1565) a noted bibliophile, obtained a copy of the De Asse & Partibus Eius in Latin and sent it to Francesco Asulo, an associate of the famous printer Aldus with a letter detailing how he wanted it to be printed and published. This book is one of the rare Aldine printings. Loosely inserted is a two-page typed translation into English by a modern Renaissance scholar of the letter sent by Grolier to Asulo, in which Grolier expresses his desire "that beauty and elegance be added to it which choice paper, clearness of type, and those least worn, and ample margins" be provided. Renouard, p. 94, NO. 3. Brunet, Vol. 1., 1374.

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    Soft cover. Condition: Fine. No Jacket. 6 1/4 inches x 10 in., title-page with Jacob Morris' Preface: "To The Public" on the reverse. 134 pp. An untrimmed copy; most pages are unopened. Blue-gray paper wrappers, sewn, with an ink inscription (possibly from publisher Jacob Morris) on the front cover: For Col. Robert Troup. The paper-covered spine, edges of the wrappers and of the untrimmed paper show some wear, some tan spotting present to text. A mainly untrimmed and unopened cop; overall, in near fine condition. From the collection of Cleveland, Ohio-based book collector, William G. Mather (1857-1951), with his bookplate loosely inserted. The Cleveland Mather family had some connection with Cooperstown, and with James Fenimore Cooper. Robert Troup, who was a personal friend of Alexander Hamilton, served in the Revolutionary War, as did Jacob Morris, who had this Court Martial reprinted in 1823 to help vindicate Charles Lee, (the first edition of 100 copies, was Philadelphia, 1778). Robert Troup later pursued a legal career in New York. An exceedingly rare and fragile item that rarely comes up for sale. Jacob Morris Preface: To do justice to the memory of a gallant, frank, and warm hearted soldier of the Revolution, who, although not a native born American, was surpassed by few of that eventful period, in zeal and devotion to the cause of this country; I have directed to be republished the proceedings of the Court Martial that decided on the conduct of the late General Charles Lee, at the battle of Monmouth. Now, that the party excitement which unhappily existed in the army at that day, is almost forgotten, and nearly all the distinguished actors of that glorious era removed from the world, much might be said, without injury to the feelings of their surviving descendants, to shew that General Lee was harshly dealt by. My enlightened fellow-citizens of the United States, will be satisfied, I think, on the perusal of the annexed copy of the trial of that Officer, that the sentence emanated from feelings in the members of that court, not very friendly towards him. I was on the fields of Monmouth with General Lee's division, as a volunteer, attached to a troop of Light Dragoons, under Captain John Heard, commanding the cavalry of the State of New Jersey, and saw enough to impress me with a belief, in the language of a respectable military character now living, who was also present in that affair, that the conduct of General Lee, on the 28th of June, 1778, shewed great generalship, and that he deserved credit, and not censure. " Butternuts, Ostego County, State of New-York, Sept. 1823 Jacob Morris. Howes L-192, p. 336.

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  • Blundeville, Thomas

    Published by Imprinted at London: By Peter Short, 1597

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    Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. 8vo. (18 cm), [6], 22; [7], 81; [3], 22; [9], 87, [1] leaves (the second part with folios numbered from 1-81, lacks the two folios numbered 10 & 11). 4 parts in one; black letter, general and part titles within pictorial woodcut border, 53 full-page woodcuts of horse bits, several other illustrations including 2 pages of horse shoes, contents leaf with notes in a contemporary hand on reverse. Parts 2-4 have special title pages, all dated 1597. Part 2 is an abridgment and adaptation of Federico Grisone's "Ordini di cavalcare." Other parts include The Art of Riding, The Order of Dieting of Horses, and The Order of Curing Horse Diseases. Front and rear cover detached, flyleaves missing, the signature of an early owner (David Bateson) appears on the title page. The title page has a 1 in. x 2 in. chip on the lower front edge; A.ii is a trifle brittle and darkened on the front edge; there is a small stain on page 29 of The Order of Curing. The same page shows a marginal hand-written notation apparently describing an additional formula for treating ill horses. The verso of the last page shows another hand-written note which apparently prescribes a remedy or medicine for treating a horse bitten by a "mad dog." Despite the foregoing imperfections this is a very clean copy of an edition more rare than other 16th-century editions (of which there were 3: 1566, 1570 & 1593). A similar copy sold at auction in 2012 for fifty-nine hundred dollars. The MS note seems to be a partial transcription from the 17th century English translation: The Works of Ambrose Parey (Pare). A few legible words from the MS note: "Against ye biting of a madde dogge One of the daughters of Madamoiselle De Gron. at Paris being bytten by a madde dogge in the mydest of her right legge . rubbing the place until it bledd then you must. upon the wounde apply.garlicke or onions stamped or beaten with.and turpentyne.".

    Seller Inventory # WL-134

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    Hardcover. Condition: Fine. No Jacket. A Fifteenth century Italian manuscript in large folio. Handwritten on vellum, consisting of 194 leaves, plus two vellum manuscript leaves pasted onto the inner covers. Thirteen of the illuminated leaves have been removed. The musical notation is in the form of black notes on a four-line stave in red. There are numerous initials in red and blue alternately, some decorated with a male or a female head. Bound in contemporary brown morocco over thick wooden boards. The binding measures 23.5 inches x 15.25 inches; the volume is 4.5 inches thick. The front cover shows large chased brass corner-pieces with decorations including stamps of the Paschal Lamb, with bosses; on the rear cover there are four brass bosses at the corners (wrapped to the edges and spine) similarly decorated, and a center boss with surrounding decorations including "IHS" (a Greek monogram of the name "Jesus Christ" used in the Latin Church). Two leather clasps on the front cover fasten to brass studs on the rear; the rear cover includes two other brass studs, which may fit into a choral book stand (this would be an uncommon feature). Preserved in a small slip on the rear cover is a handwritten label with the initial "A." and another handwritten label reading: "Ant. Fete. et Fest. que' incp. a Sab. pre Adven. usq. ad Sab. Sanctum." The spine shows some early repairs to the leather. A very rare and well-preserved example of a large choir-book. Most books of this nature have been disassembled, and their pages sold as single items. Rarely is an item available that contains such a collection of beautiful art, hand-written on vellum pages. The binding shows very elaborately formed brass-work, which is stamped with both sacred and floral designs. Only a very few of these bindings have survived in an undamaged state. Most of them lack the bosses and surrounding decorations, while this copy has all of its major original metal-work. Almost no copies are in private hands, and those that are rarely, if ever, come into the market. The very few copies which are in libraries or museums are usually not in as fine a condition as this copy is, and many show modern restorations and repairs. This exquisite volume speaks eloquently of a different age: of a time when skilled artists and craftsmen honored their Creator by creating churches, paintings, and books which combined spiritual contents with material beauty. The books were made by hand, one at a time, in a slow, painstaking process lasting months. Like the paintings and the churches, the books were made to last, but only a few still exist. This book is one of the rare survivors: a testament to the art of its makers and to the spirit of the Middle Ages. Approximate weight: 35 lbs. Postage and packing may be extra on this item.

    Seller Inventory # L-428

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    Schedel, Hartmann

    Published by Nuremberg. Anton Koberger for Sebald Schreyer and Sebastian Kammermeister, 1493

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    Hardcover. Condition: Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. The Nuremberg Chronicle. Folio. Size of binding: 12 in. x 17 in. (30.48 cm x 43.8 cm); Size of pages: 11 7/8 in. x 16 9/16 in. (30.16 cm. x. 42.06 cm.) [20 ff.] 300 ff. (last one unnumbered); 6 ff. numbered by hand in pencil. The six folios following the 300 are unnumbered, and consist of one blank folio and five folios with the printed Supplement. This is a tall copy with wide margins on all edges. First Latin edition with two contradictory colophons, the second of which gives the date of July 12, 1493 as the date of completion. This copy begins with an index (table) of 19 leaves, preceded by an impressively lettered title page printed by xylography. The book contains 1809 picture-prints (645 individual woodcuts and 1164 repetitions). There are 26 double-page engravings of views of cities; some of these were apparently based upon sketches made on the spot. Sixty-nine other views of cities are based upon 22 woodcuts. Prints of individuals number 598, based on 96 different woodcuts. (This copy includes, unmarked, the famous portrait of "Pope Joan," which was removed from or defaced in many copies. It appears on the verso of leaf CLXIX [169]). There is no indication on individual prints identifying the artists, but Michael Wolgemut, the well-known teacher of Albrecht Durer, and his stepson, Wilhelm Pleydenwurff, are mentioned in the second colophon (folio CCC). A map of Europe and a map of the World are included. There are two colophons; the first, at folio 266, does not name the printer; it gives the date June 4th (1493). The second colophon is on the verso of (unnumbered) folio CCC, and gives the date of completion as July 12, 1493. Folios numbered 259-261 (CCLVIIII-CCLXI) are blank except for headlines. Full dark brown leather with six raised bands, gilt titling, blind-stamped designs in compartments; blind-stamped borders and designs on the covers. A small label reading "From Leighton's London" appears in the lower right corner of the front paste-down. The first page of the index has an illuminated capital latter "A." The initial letters in the index are finely and delicately illuminated in red and blue; the coloring is contemporary. Folio I shows a large, finely illuminated initial; rubrics are in red and blue throughout this copy. On the xylographic title page there appear additional titling in neat ink inscriptions. The headline on folio 193 (CXCIII) is cropped. Folio 98 (XCVIII) shows a tear to the lower right of the margin on the recto but there is no loss of paper and the text is not affected. These two are the only flaws found. In a cloth-covered, fleece-lined slipcase in fine condition. After the Gutenberg Bible, the Nuremberg Chronicle is the most celebrated book printed in the Fifteenth Century. It is a history of the world ab initio (from the beginning) and includes references to contemporary events such as a possible voyage in 1483 to the New World. THIS COPY IS EXTRAORDINARILY FINE; IT IS ALMOST ENTIRELY WITHOUT FLAWS, SECURELY BOUND. Weight is 15 lbs.

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  • Hieronymus (Saint Jerome; ca. 340-420).

    Published by Mainz: Peter Schoeffer, 7 September 1470. Issue b. Printed on vellum (163 leaves of the Second Volume). The Perckheimer-Earl of Arundel-Duke of Norfolk-Royal Society of London copy.,, 1470

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    Hardcover. Condition: Fine. No Jacket. Size of binding: 12 1/4 in. x 18 in. x 2 1/2 in. (thick). 163 leaves of the 210 leaves of the Second Volume, beginning with Distinctione 7, (with some breaks in sequence noted), with the blank verso present, and the colophon leaf with the double-shield printer's mark. Printed on vellum, with red rubric headings; colophon and Fust-Schoeffer double-shield device, also printed in red; in double columns, in 56 lines; type 5:118G. A finely drawn initial letter P, in light blue on the first page, with several gold initials present, and many, various sized, hand-painted initial letters in red, light blue, light green; other rubrications, paragraph headings added in red or blue. Re-backed with a maroon morocco leather spine, with gilt bands, and gilt-lettered titling: S. HIERONYMI EPISTOLAE MAGUNTIAE PETRUS SCHOEFFER PRINTED ON VELLUM 1470; with the earlier, dark brown, polished leather-covered boards, preserved, with gilt-tooled corners, and double-line borders around the cover margins, edges and inner leather turn-ins. All edges gilt; marbled paper endpapers. The lower margin of the first printed vellum leaf bears the Latin stamp of The Royal Society of London, which is repeated in reverse on the second paper flyleaf, which also bears an early bibliographical citation in ink. A stain on the front of the third printed leaf, a few small natural imperfections, or repairs to the vellum margins, light, age-related dusting to the front of the first page, the colophon page, some upper corners or margins. This is issue b. Vellum copies are considered as much rarer than the paper copies. Overall, a clean, and handsomely printed book. Provenance: Perckheimer/Pirckheimer; The Earl of Arundel; The Duke of Norfolk; The Royal Society of London; Rosenbach/Fleming. Hain: 8553*-8554; Proctor: 91-92; Polain 1947; BMC I 27 (IC 150); Stillwell: Second Census (1940); H152, p. 244. Goff: H-165. Weight: 13 lbs. Postage is extra on this item.

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