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CHRONICUM ABBATIS URSPERGENSIS, A NINO REGE ASSYRIORUM MAGNO usque ad Fridericum II Romanorum imperatorem, ex optimis autoribus .. per studiosum historiarum .. PARALEIPOMENA RERUM MEMORABILIUM, a Friderico usque ad Carolum V Augustum ..
Argentorati (Strasbourg), apud Cratonem Mylium, 1540 and 1538. ab anno Domini M.CC.XXX usque ad annum M.D.XXXVII .. per eundem studiosum annexa. In 2 parts, the second with separate title page, pagination and register, place and printer taken from colophon which is dated 1538, first title page dated 1540, Latin text, Preface by Philip Melanchthon, folio, approximately 320 x 205 mm, 12½ x 8 inches, printer's device of lion with shield carrying pillar on title page, repeated on divisional title to Paraleipomena and much larger repeat device on verso final leaf, 105 small round portraits in the text with black backgrounds and wreath frames, historiated and foliated initials, varying in size, occasional small text illustration, pages: [8], CCCLXXXIX, [1]; [2], CLXXXIII, [3], collation: (pi]4, A-Z6, a-d6 e-f4; A-O6, P4, Q6, colophon on Q5r, bound in full contemporary panelled calf, bevelled edges, blind and embossed decoration to covers including a pictorial border with saints and biblical figures, expertly rebacked to style, raised bands, blind decoration in compartments, gilt lettered red morocco label. Light browning to edges of endpapers, inner paper hinges strengthened neatly, pale brown damp stain to upper margins throughout, varying in intensity and size, often reaching text without loss, repair to upper margin of first title page and following 6 leaves, title page is slightly dusty, neat ownership inscription dated 1621 on title page, very small closed tear to lower edge neatly repaired on reverse, occasional small stain to margins. A good copy. A collection of early chronicles by Burchardus. Formerly attributed to Conradus a Lichtenau, provost of Ursperg, and hence known as Chronicon urspergense. Burchardus, the real author of the Chronicle, embodied in it the Chronicon of Ekkehardus, abbot of Aura. Adams, Books printed in Europe 1501-1600. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.
      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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