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Auktion: Auction 29.05.1998
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INCUNABLE LEAVES]. Joannes BALBUS. Catholicon . Mainz: [Catholicon printer, i.e. Johann Gutenberg], 1460 [second impression: 1469]. Royal 2 o (364 x 286 mm). Single leaf (Astruco--Aucupabilis). Type 1:82G, Double column, 66 lines. Rubricated in red, ...

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INCUNABLE LEAVES]. Joannes BALBUS. Catholicon . Mainz: [Catholicon printer, i.e. Johann Gutenberg], 1460 [second impression: 1469]. Royal 2 o (364 x 286 mm). Single leaf (Astruco--Aucupabilis). Type 1:82G, Double column, 66 lines. Rubricated in red, lombard heading capitals and paragraph marks. Loosely inserted in a copy of: Margaret Bingham STILLWELL. Gutenberg and the Catholicon of 1460... together with an original leaf . New York: Brick Row Book Shop, 1936. Original blue printed wrappers (small tear to head of backstrip). A leaf from the second impression of the Mainz Catholicon, printed ca. 1469, possibly from two-line castings preserved from the original impression of 1460. Three distinct impressions of the Catholicon have been identified. The present leaf contains the Galliziani watermark (the family emblem of the Galliziani brothers, papermakers of Basel) indicative of the second impression. H 2254*; BMC I, 39 (IC. 303); GW 3182; Goff B-20. [ With :] [CAXTON]. Ranulphus HIGDEN (d. 1364). Polycronicon . [Westminster:] William Caxton, [between 2 July and 20 November, 1482]. Chancery 2 o (253 x 173 mm). Single leaf, Book VI, fol. 289. Bastarda type 4:95. 40 lines and headline. Paragraph marks supplied in red. (Slight marginal soiling.) Tipped into: GRABHORN PRESS. An original leaf from the Polycronicon... The life and works of William Caxton... by Benjamin P. Kurtz, together with a note on the Polycronicon by Oscar Lewis & an appreciation of William Caxton by Edwin Grabhorn . San Francisco, 1938. Linen-backed boards. HC 8659; Duff 172; Oates 4080; Pforzheimer 489; Polain (B) 1959; Goff H-267. (2)

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Auktionshaus: Christie's
Titel: Auction 29.05.1998
Auktionsdatum: 29.05.1998
Adresse: Christie's
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