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Lot nr:666
Book nr:30450
Author:NATALIBUS, Petrus de
Title:Catalogus sanctorum et gestorum eorum ex diversis voluminibus collectus. Editus a Reverendissimo in Christo patre domino Petro de Natalibus de Venetiis dei gratia episcopo Equilino
Publisher:Martinus Flach
Description:In-folio (26,8 x 19,8 cm), [4] + ccliii ff. Title printed in red within a beautiful woodcut frame, by Hans Baldung Grien (vine branches and double eagle crest). The nice full-page woodcut by URS GRAF showing the resurrected Christ appearing to the Apostles, with animals representing the Evangelists in the corners. Text printed in gothic script, in 2 columns, beautiful woodcut initials. Waterstaining, mainly marginal, to title, first 3 and final 3 leaves, occasional spotting and few tiny wormholes. Contemporary pigskin binding on wooden boards, with rich blind tooling (faces and floral motives), small rest. on lower boards, lacking clasps, title in ink on spine, blue edges
Note:Early edition of the collection of life stories and deeds of saints, which was quite popular in the 15th and 16th century. Up until today, the writing, which is arranged according to the church's calendar, serves as an important source for research on saints. First released in Vicenza in 1493
Ref. Adams N-45 ; VD-16 P-1881 ; Ritter, Fr., R?pertoire bibliographique des livres du XVIe si?cle, Strasbourg, 1945, 2e partie, n? 1856. Manuscript ex libris "Bibliotheca Regialis Monacensis [Munich]"
Price:€1600 - €2000
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