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ROLEWINCK, Werner
Fasciculus temporumÖ
Venice,: Erhard Ratdolt, 8 September, 1485.. Folio, 8 unnumbered and 66 numbered leaves, illustrated with woodcut illustrations throughout (including charming scenes of Noah's Ark, the Tower of Babel, the palace of the Doge in Venice ), woodcut diagrams of complicated genealogical charts, early annotations, passage of 9 lines relating to Pope Joan struck-through in ink; some light dampstaining and a few inoffensive wormholes, seventeenth-century manuscript inscription for "Collegio de Coimbra", bookplate of Albert Ehrman, Broxbourne label, Hatchwell ticket; a handsome copy in blind-tooled dark brown morocco by C. & C. McCleish. Splendid fifteenth century world chronicle, a contemporary bestseller recording the history of the world from creation to the early 1480s, richly illustrated with woodcut illustrations and diagrams, and famous for its ornate page design and complex use of type.The earliest chronological world history to be printed, this is an early edition of Werner Rolewinck's chronicle, first printed in 1474. Incredibly successful, the work was reprinted in all of the major publishing centres of Europe, often updated from the original text - as here - to reflect local interests or more current events. After a lengthy table of contents and introduction, the work begins with the biblical creation of the world, and then follows the major events of biblical, classical, and early modern history. Such chronologies were one of the most influential genres of the fifteenth century, a genre which includes works such as the Polycronicon of Ranulf Higden, which was published b … [Click Below for Full Description]
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