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Lot nr:989
Book nr:35577
Author:LIVIUS, Titus
Title:Romische historien Titi Livii mit etlichen newe Translation...
Town:Mainz
Publisher:Johann Sch?ffer
Year:1523
Description:In-folio (30 x 19,7 cm), [2], CCCCXX [=438], [13] ff. Title within border of 4 large woodcuts, with over 250 large illustrations in text (some repeats), many by Conrad Faber von Creuznach. Small hole in lower margin of title page repaired, inner margin strengthened. Wormholes in the text, tear in a2 repaired, a few other repairs, first few leaves slightly soiled, a few other stains. Contemporary binding in full calf on wooden boards, with blind tooling, spine renewed, traces of clasps, lower board damaged (worm holes, some loss of leather, scratches)
Note:First complete edition in the German of Livy, a monument of German Renaissance printing. Only the dedication to Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, is in Latin. Provenance: Benedictus Schollius, Weigel, Victor van Klemperer, Richard Zoozmann.
Ref. VD16 L 2105 ; Adams L-1358.
Johann was the son of Peter Sch?ffer: Peter was the principal workman of Johann Gutenberg. Johann Sch?ffer's mother was the only daughter of Fust, also of partner of Gutenberg
Price:€1200 - €1800
Sellingprice:€2500
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