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Lot 110

9 Early Printed Leaves (inc. Jenson, Caxton)

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A good assortment of 9 early incunabula leaves, contained in a cardboard box measuring 20 1/2" x 13" x 1". The leaves include:


1. Nicolaus Jenson, Venice, Biblia Latina (a Latin Bible leaf from "Acts"), 1479. Measures 12 3/4" x 8 3/4".

2. Adolf Rusch (the R-printer), Strassborg, Rachabeozum, circa 1479. Measures 16 1/2" x 11 3/4".

3. Octavianus Scotus (Ottaviano Scoto), Venice, Flavio Biondo's Historiarum ab Inclinatione Romanurum Imperii Decades, circa 1483. Measures 11 1/2" x 8 1/4".

4. Wynkyn de Worde for William Caxton, Westminster, Jacobus de Voragine's Golden Legend ("The Life of Saint Germain"), circa 1493. Measures 9 7/8" x 7 1/4".

5. Jacques Sacon for Koberger, Lyon, Biblia Latina (a Latin Bible leaf from "Psalms"), circa 1513.

6. Jean Barbier for Regnault and Petit, Paris, Flavius Josephus's Praeclara Opera, circa 1514. Measures 10 1/2" x 8".

7-9. Christopher Plantin, Antwerp, three leaves from a Roman missal, circa 1570. Each leaf measures 7 3/4" x 5 5/8".

Condition

Jenson: VG, slight staining and browning. / Rusch: Fair, top corner taped, scattered holes. / Scotus: Good, some wrinkling and rippling. / De Worde for Caxton: VG, two minor stains at the edge of one margin. / Sacon: Good, browning edges, remnant tape hinge to corner. / Barbier: VG, slight browning at extreme edges. / Plantin: Good, minor browning, slightly nicked edges.

Overall Dimensions
Height: 20.50 in
Width: 13.00 in
Depth: 1.00 in

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