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Mammotrectus super Bibliam.
Venice: Nicolaus Jenson, 23 Sept. 1479. 4to (212 x 146 mm). Collation: A10 B-C8; a-y8 1-68 710 (A1 blank, A2r-C8v subject index; a1r author's prologue, a1r-7/9v text, colophon on 7/9v, 7/10r-v table of contents). [260] leaves. Double column, 38 lines and headline. Types: 3:106G (headlines and openings of each book), 6:84(75)G (text). Capital spaces with guide letters. Rubricated: pearled Lombard initials in red, some with extenders, many with additional (slightly later?) black penwork infill, capital strokes and paragraph marks in red. A contemporary supplementary manuscript register of Biblical names on recto of blank leaf A1, neatly written in two columns; contemporary manuscript foliation (1-234), leaf numbers added to the table, and a few marginal notes, all in the same hand. A few mostly marginal wormholes in first few quires, more worming in last few quires, light marginal dampstaining to last 8 or so leaves, a couple of red smudges (rubricator's?) on r5v and y8r. Large copy, preserving some deckle edges. Binding: Contemporary South German or Austrian dark brown blind-stamped calf over wooden boards, covers with large central panel outlined by triple fillets and with intersecting fillets forming a saltire design, outer borders stamped with a repeated Maria banderole tool, the compartments of the panel stamped with two sizes of rosettes, a fleur-de-lis, a circular ihs tool, a three-leaved plant, a teardrop-shaped dragon tool, drawer-handle tool and larger leafy plant tool; ten incised and embossed brass corner-and centerpiece bosses, two brass fore-edge clasps and catc … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Musinsky Rare Books [USA]

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