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Incunabula and Early Printed Book Leaves.

Auction:
2730B
Lot:
173
Sold for:
$523$425

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2730B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 31, 2014 11:00AM

Description:

Incunabula and Early Printed Book Leaves.
Fourteen separate leaves removed from early printed books, mostly folio format, on paper and parchment; including one leaf from the Cologne Chronicle of 1499; two leaves from early 16th century histories, both printed in Paris; two leaves from a French Book of Hours printed on parchment with hand-illuminated borders, c. 1510; one leaf from Wuss's writing manual, Zurich, 1549, with woodcut text and borders on both sides; one leaf from Pierre Le Rouge's Mer de Histoires, c. 1488, with two woodcuts and two borders; a leaf from the Nuremberg Chronicle with woodcuts of ancient Greek philosophers; five leaves from Koberger's Glossa Ordinaria, Strasbourg, 1480; and one leaf from Mentelin's edition of Nicholas de Lyra's Postilla, 1472. (14)
Estimate $400-600


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Keywords

Paris, Zurich, Pierre Le Rouge, the Cologne Chronicle, the Nuremberg Chronicle, Nicholas de Lyra, Strasbourg

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