September 23, 2020 10:00 EST

Ritual and Culture

 
  Lot 38
 

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[Incunabula] Hieronymi (St. Jerome)
Epistolarum beati Hieronymi presbyteri omnes partes uno volumine contente

Nuremberg, Anton Koberger, 12 Nov. 1495. Folio (322 x 233 mm). 374 leaves. Collation: (6), a-b6, d-z8, A-Y8, Z10. 66 lines, double column, headlines. Gothic type (type: 14:130G, 15:91G, 21:74G, 31:74Gr). Initials rubricated in red, some with extended marginal flourishes, capitals accented in red. Original full calf, decoratively stamped in blind, paper spine label, bosses and clasps wanting, boards rubbed and worn, lower front and rear joint starting, title and author in MS on fore-edge; vellum waste paper paste-downs, front excised, rear separated from board; first few leaves variously darkened and soiled; old ownership signature on recto of title-page, other marginalia in several hands on recto and verso of same; scattered soiling and darkening to text; bottom corner of leaf CCL creased; final leaves variously soiled and worn, scattered worming to same; old MS notes at bottom verso of final leaf. Book-plate of Theological Seminary Library, Gettysburg, Pa. (United Lutheran Seminary), on front paste-down. ISTC ih00174000; Goff H174; BMC II 440; GW 12434. Anton Koberger (1445-1513) was one of the most successful printers and publishers of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Working primarily out of Nuremberg, he also operated presses in Basel, Strasbourg, Lyon, Paris, and other parts of Europe. At the height of his activites he ran over 24 presses and employed over 100 compositers, proof-readers, press-men, illuminators, and binders. During his long career he is credited with publishing over 200 titles, and helped to make Nuremberg one of the most prolific sites in the production of incunabula.

Provenance: United Lutheran Seminary

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Nuremberg, Anton Koberger, 12 Nov. 1495. Folio (322 x 233 mm). 374 leaves. Collation: (6), a-b6, d-z8, A-Y8, Z10. 66 lines, double column, headlines. Gothic type (type: 14:130G, 15:91G, 21:74G, 31:74Gr). Initials rubricated in red, some with extended marginal flourishes, capitals accented in red. Original full calf, decoratively stamped in blind, paper spine label, bosses and clasps wanting, boards rubbed and worn, lower front and rear joint starting, title and author in MS on fore-edge; vellum waste paper paste-downs, front excised, rear separated from board; first few leaves variously darkened and soiled; old ownership signature on recto of title-page, other marginalia in several hands on recto and verso of same; scattered soiling and darkening to text; bottom corner of leaf CCL creased; final leaves variously soiled and worn, scattered worming to same; old MS notes at bottom verso of final leaf. Book-plate of Theological Seminary Library, Gettysburg, Pa. (United Lutheran Seminary), on front paste-down. ISTC ih00174000; Goff H174; BMC II 440; GW 12434. Anton Koberger (1445-1513) was one of the most successful printers and publishers of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Working primarily out of Nuremberg, he also operated presses in Basel, Strasbourg, Lyon, Paris, and other parts of Europe. At the height of his activites he ran over 24 presses and employed over 100 compositers, proof-readers, press-men, illuminators, and binders. During his long career he is credited with publishing over 200 titles, and helped to make Nuremberg one of the most prolific sites in the production of incunabula.

Provenance: United Lutheran Seminary

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