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Annales, non tam de Augustorum vitis, quam aliorum Germanorum gestis et docte et compendiose disserentes, ante sexingentos fere annos editi.(ed. by Sebastian von Rotenhan).
Mainz, Johann Schöffer 1521. - Folio. (12), 58, (2) lvs. With woodcut title border, 2 full-page woodcuts (Rotenhan's portrait and coat-of-arms) and some woodcut initials. New leather (corners and edges slightly rubbed), both front and rear board covered by old blind-stamped leather (heavily rubbed, leather defects). First edition of both Regino's chronicle and the continuation attributed to Adalbert of Weissenburg. Regino's text ends on page 50 verso. This edition is basing on a copy (by Conrad Peutinger now in the British Museum, Kurze B2l resp. A1g) of a manuscript written in Freising (Kurze A 1) and a second manuscript (from the Reichenau now in Karlsruhe , Kurze B2i). All the manuscrips of the tradition "A" contain both Regino and the continuation, regino's text probably revised by Adalbert (see Frase p. 23 ff.). E. Thormählen (Gutenberg Jahrbuch 1934. p. 148, 154) attributes the woodcuts - together with several illustrations of the Schoeffer-Livius (1523) - to Faber of Creuznach. Benzing/Presser (500 Jahre Mainzer Buchdruck. p. 44 und 46), Knaus (Gutenberg Jahrbuch 1952. p. 82 ff.) and E. Geck (Mainzer Almanach. 1964. p. 149) agree on this attribution, Brücker (Conrad Faber von Creuznach. 1963. p. 96) contradicts. The title border has been used first time in Schoeffer's Livius edition in 1518. Regino's (died 915) chronicle starts with the birth of Christ and goes up to the year 906; especially for the last c. 30 years it is an important historical source. Adalbert of Weissenburg (later the first archbishop of Magdeburg) wrote the continuation between 966 - 968 describing the time of the emperors Henry I, Otto I. and Otto II. (up to the coronation of Otto II. at Rome in 967). Provenance: The title bears 2 ownership inscriptions, one of them says: "Ex Libris Francisci Du Molinet Domini De Rosoy 1653". It shows that the book has been in the possession of the lawyer François de Molinet (died 1695) from Langres (Haute-Marne) At the time of Louis XIV. he was royal prosecutor and mayor of Langres. By his hand a price inscription as well: 20 livres. Front paste-down and fly-leaf old, the rear ones renewed with old paper. Front fly-leaf with entries regarding this edition. In places marginal annotations and underlinings, 1 leaf with small loss of paper (not touching text). Slightly browned throughout, a fresh copy of the rare edition (Vogt in "Catalogus . librorum rariorum": "Editio . rarissima" [5/1793, p. 715]). VD 16, R 599; Roth ( Schöffer) 75; Kurze p. XIV; Schleidgen p. 103; Panzer, Annales VII, 44; Adams R 276; BMSTC (German Books) 728; Ebert 19018 ("sehr seltne erste Ausg."); Graesse VI, 64; Brunet IV, 1182. An extensive description is available on request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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