Title Printed Leaf From Cassiodorus's Psalterium in Expositio.
Book Condition Collectible: Very Good
Publisher Basel: Johann Amerbach, 1491
Seller ID EU512-72
Folio. 288 x 204 mm. 11 3/8 x 8 inches. Text from the commentary on Psalm 118, printed double column, 50 lines per page, hand-rubricated in red, in Textualis type; margins toned, top margins stained having been mounted upon a now missing background, 1 worm hole in the text affects 1 letter on the verso but not the legibility of the text, some marginal worming. Very Good. Flavius Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator (circa 485-circa 585 AD) was a Roman Statesman and early christian writer. He was the author of many works, and was also a collector of books and promoted the preservation of books through copying and binding in a monastic setting. His commentary on the Psalter is modeled after Augustine's Explanatio psalmorum. This leaf was printed by Johann Amerbach (circa 1434-1513) an important humanist scholar-printer based in Basel. Amerbach printed at least 110 incunabula using over 30 printing types. Some of his publications include a complete edition of St Ambrose and the complete works of Augustine.
Cassiodorus, Psalterium in Expositio, Johann Amerbach, Incuncable Leaf, Psalm 118