Ludolph of Saxony [aka] Ludolphus de Saxonia and Ludolph the Carthusian (c. 1295-1378) Dit es dleve[n] ons liefs heren Jhesu Cristi [Vi
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Ludolph of Saxony [aka] Ludolphus de Saxonia and Ludolph the Carthusian (c. 1295-1378) Dit es dleve[n] ons liefs heren Jhesu Cristi [Vita Christi or Life of Christ]. Antwerp: Henric Eckert van Homberch, 27 April 1521. Small folio, Dutch translation, printed in two columns, gothic text throughout, title page printed in red and black with the xylographic first line and hand-colored woodcut of the Creation of Eve; additionally illustrated with approximately 143 hand-colored text woodcuts (including repeats) ranging in size from quarter- to half- and nearly full-page; with large woodcut initials also hand-colored; bound in later dark goatskin over wooden boards, period style, somewhat worn, lacking clasps, ex libris Teodor Becu, with his morocco book label, first two and last signatures with paper repairs along inner gutters, sometimes covering a letter or two; paper repair to B1 fore-edge margin touching a few letters; closed three-inch tear to e1, repaired tears to k4, s2 (affecting woodcut), s6, and Y5, small hole to x6, a few small marginal tears or repairs, some soiling and browning, occasional offsetting or other discoloration from coloring, offset from facing woodcut coloring obscuring a few words on P6r, some water staining to lower margins, last few leaves with some staining, 10 1/8 x 7 1/2 in.
A-B4, a-e6, f4, g-y6, z4 (lacking z3 & z4), [et]6, [con]6, A-Z6, Aa-Dd6, Ee3.
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