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(LEAF BOOK - INCUNABULA, SWEYNHEYM AND PANNARTZ). HALL, EDWIN
SWEYNHEYM AND PANNARTZ AND THE ORIGINS OF PRINTING IN ITALY: GERMAN TECHNOLOGY AND ITALIAN HUMANISM IN RENAISSANCE ROME. OFFERED WITH A LEAF FROM THE FIRST EDITION OF VOLUME I OF NICHOLAS OF LYRA'S POSTILLA SUPER TOTAL BIBLIAM
McMinnville: Printed by the Bird & Bull Press for Phillip J. Pirages, 1991. ONE OF EIGHT SPECIAL COPIES (of 241 total), this one THE AUTHOR'S OWN COPY (see note laid in at front of text). Book: 235 x 159 mm. (9 1/4 x 6 1/4"). Leaf: 372 x 265 mm. (14 1/2 x 10 1/2"). 131 pp. ONE OF EIGHT SPECIAL COPIES (of 241 total), this one THE AUTHOR'S OWN COPY (see note laid in at front of text). A DELUXE COPY BOUND BY BERNARD MIDDLETON IN ELABORATELY BLIND-STAMPED GOATSKIN in the style of a 15th century Roman binding. Opening of text with a very fine eight-line initial "E" painted in blue and embellished with red penwork. ACCOMPANIED BY A LARGE FOLIO SWEYNHEYM & PANNARTZ LEAF from the 1471 printing of Nicholas of Lyra's "Postilla super totam Bibliam," featuring the initial "E" replicated at the opening of the text here. The book and leaf (which is secured behind a hinged cloth mat) contained in an impressive (15 1/2 x 11 3/4") navy blue folding cloth box constructed of acid-free materials by Nancy Cuthbert. This portfolio box contained within a slightly larger clamshell box made from the same materials. Title page printed in black, red, and blue. In mint condition.This is the world's most desirable copy of the first work to provide a broadly based and detailed picture of the activities of the first printers in Italy, a volume distinguished in three ways: by being one of just eight special copies in a deluxe elaborately blind-stamped replica binding, by containing a boldly rubricated leaf, and especially by coming from the author's own bookshelf. A retired professor of Medieval Histo … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts [United States]
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