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Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1476
2013-08-09 09:26:36
Johannes Zainer
Il Bulino. New. Hardcover. German edition in facsimile of woodcut incunabulum known as the Aesop of Ulm, printed by Johannes Zainer in 1476, from the collection "Otto Schäfer" of Schweinfurt. The original incunabulum, entirely hand colored, is an absolute rarity of bibliophiles (in addition to this, we know only the example of Vienna). 550 pages, 191 color woodcut illustrations, size 22.5 × 30.5 cm, color printing, leather binding, 84 pages German commentary by Peter Amelung, director of Württembergische Landesbibliothek of Stuttgart. The print run of 800 copies in Arabic numerals and 80 in Roman numerals. Code and commentary are kept in a box. .
Bookseller: New Boston Fine and Rare Books
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2013-07-18 07:36:45
NICOLAUS DE AUSMO
Venice: Franciscus Renner, de Heilbronn, and Nicolaus de Frankfordia, 1476. Hardcover. The Syston Park Copy, with aLovely, Large Illuminated Opening Initial. 219 x 171 mm (8 5/8 x 6 3/4"). 355 unnumbered (of 356) leaves (without initial blank). Double column, 47 lines in gothic type. Pleasing 19th century purple straight-grain morocco, covers with gilt floral frame flanked by triple fillets, central panel with decorative rules in gilt and blind and with blindstamped fleurons pointing inward from the corners, wide raised (false) bands densely tooled in gilt with drawerhandle tools and stippling, spine panels with large and complex gilt fleuron, with titling, or with (erroneous) date "1441," intricate gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt. Paragraph marks in red or blue, subsections of entries beginning with printed letters painted over in red, each entry with red or blue hand-painted three-line initial, 27 four- to six-line decorative initials in red and blue penwork, and A LARGE, HANDSOME OPENING ILLUMINATED INITIAL (measuring about 55 mm. square) in pink, green, and blue on a burnished gold ground, with eight gold bezants surrounding it in the margins. Front pastedown with engraved armorial bookplate of the Syston Park library and monogrammed book label of Sir John Thorold; front free endpaper, flyleaf, and margin of final printed leaf with small embossed stamp of Wigan Free Public Library. Goff N-67; BMC V, 193. Head and fore edge of front board a bit faded, leather with a hint of rubbing and a couple of small abrasions, but the attractive binding solid, lustrous, and generally q … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev
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2013-07-16 09:21:53
(PRINTED LEAF - ILLUMINATED)
Venice: Nicolaus Jenson, 1476. Hardcover. With Three Finely Illuminated Initials. 302 x 196 mm (11 7/8 x 7 3/4"). Double column, 52 lines of text and headline in an attractive gothic type. Three two-line and two three-line hand-painted initials in either red or blue, and THREE HANDSOME INITIALS (measuring approximately 25 mm. square) in blue with white tracery and with infill of curling flowered stems in red and brown, all ON A GROUND OF BURNISHED GOLD. Goff B-547; BMC V, 176. The lesser side with the illuminated initial slightly smudged, otherwise A VERY FINE SPECIMEN, clean, fresh, and bright with paint and gold entirely intact. This is a very pleasantly illuminated leaf from renowned Venetian printer Nicolaus Jenson. In addition to printing some of the most attractive books of the period, Jenson also had close working relationships with some of the leading illuminators, who would enhance special copies of his works with glittering embellishments that would appeal to a discriminating--and wealthy--clientele. A complete illuminated Jenson Bible (on vellum) sold at the Wardington sale in 2006 for £66,000 (over $120,000). The text here is the prologue to and the beginning of the book of Micah.
Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev
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2013-01-06 10:59:00
PLINIUS SECUNDUS, Gaius
Translated from Latin into Italian by Cristoforo Landino. [413] leaves, lacking the first & last blanks. 50 lines, spaces for initials with guide letters. Handsome Roman & Greek types. Illuminated by a contemporary Italian artist (see below). Two vols. Large folio (415 x 275 mm.), 19th-century French dark blue straight-grained morocco, gold-tooled to a sober neo-classical design, sides panelled with triple gold fillets enclosing diaper and palmette rolls in blind, an inner panel of a single gold fillet framing gilt cornerpiece tools in gold and a different blind palmette roll, spines divided into six blind- & gold-tooled compartments, the second and sixth compartments lettered in gold, board edges gilt, turn-ins decorated with blind roll & gilt fillets, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, paper outer flyleaves, vellum inner flyleaves, by René Simier, with his gilt stamp "Simier R[elieur]. du Roi" in lower compartment of spine of Vol. I (a few nicks and scratches to covers, trifling wear at corners and extremities of spines). Venice: Nicolaus Jenson, 1476. First edition in any modern language of the greatest general scientific and encyclopedic work of antiquity, a storehouse of physical, geographical, and historical knowledge which profoundly affected the Western world's thought for more than 1500 years. It deals with mathematics, physics, geography, astronomy, medicine, physiology, zoology, botany, geology, mineralogy, anthropology, philosophy, history, agriculture, the arts and letters, etc. This is a fine and tall set, finely illuminated (see below), and magnificently boun … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.
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2009-07-10 15:45:38
Facsimile Editions. New. Hardcover. <p>MS. Kennicott 1. The most exquisite of all Hebrew bibles, written and illuminated in mediaeval Spain in 1476, just 16 years before the Expulsion. A strictly limited edition of 550 copies. 922 pages, 238 illuminated pages with gold and silver. 24 canonical book headings. 49 parasha headings structured with gold in different motifs featuring zoomorphic figures in many colours. 27 lavishly-illuminated arcaded pages framing the text of the Sefer Mikhlol. 9 fully illuminated carpet pages. 150 psalm headings, numbered and illuminated with gold and silver. </p><p>Page size 320 x 262 x 100mm (12½" x 10?" x 4"). Specially and exclusively milled for this facsimile. Neutral pH, 160gsm, vegetable parchment paper. Opacity, feel and thickness almost identical to the original manuscript. Laser scanning and skilled hand correction. Perfect colour matching by constant comparison to the original in Oxford. Up to four sets of proofs made for each page. . </p><p> Offset lithography in eleven colours. Publishers personally supervised the production of every sheet. Gold and silver metal foils applied by hand to each illumination taking seven craftsmen over four months to complete. . </p><p>Fine Italian morocco goatskin box-binding over specially prepared boards. Interlacing geometric designs on all six sides embossed with handmade dies. Facsimile edges gilt with 23 carat gold leaf. Facsimile and Commentary volume enclosed in velvet lined, portfolio box. Beautifully decorated gift certificate with a personal inscription can be provided at no additional charg … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: New Boston Fine and Rare Books
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