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Lot nr:67
Book nr:28873
Title:Two essays on the Decretum of Gratian by Hellmut Lehmann-Haupt and Charles McCurry. Together with an Original Leaf Printed on Vellum by Peter SCHOEFFER at Mainz in 1472
Town:Los Angeles - San Francisco
Publisher:Zitlin & Ver Brugge - Rosenthal
Description:7 pages of text, plus one leaf of the 1472 Gratianus, printed on vellum, laid in (Folio, 50 x 33,5 cm). The incomplete volume used for this publication consisted of 193 vellum leaves. Hence the edition is limited to 193 copies, this is copy n? 101. Bibliographical data of the incunable: Gratinaus. Decretum (cum apparatu Bartholomaei Brixiensis). Mainz: Peter Schoeffer, 13 August 1472. Ref. Goff G-362 ; Hain 7885 ; Proctor 99 ; BMC I, 29.
Hand bound in quarter vellum over marbled boards, with a sturdy slip-case. Prospectus laid in
Note:A superb leaf, exhibiting Schoeffer's mastery of printing on vellum."As in all early incunable printing, Schoeffer attempted to imitate contemporary manuscripts, and the varied use of calligraphic initials in blue&red, on vellum, produced a striking example of early typography and book design"
Price:€500 - €700
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