Bennett Gilbert, editor.
Title A Leaf from the Letters of St. Jerome, First Printed by Sixtus Reissinger, Rome, c. 1466-1467. With an Historical Essay by Jeremy Duquesnay Adams and a Bibliographical Essay by John L. Sharpe III.
Book Condition Collectible: Like New
Edition First Edition
Publisher Los Angeles and London: Zeitlin & Ver Brugge - H. M. Fletcher, 1981
Seller ID UK615-001
LIMITED EDITION of 300 copies, this is copy number 142, set in Monotype Janson and printed letterpress on Frankfurt Cream paper by Patrick Reagh and Vance Gerry; 200 copies bound by Kater-Crafts Bookbinders. Folio. 15 1/2 x 11 1/4 inches. [iv], (34) pp. Half-title, title-page with a Jerome-and-the-Lion vignette in red, 2 red initials within typographic borders, incunable leaf printed on fifteenth-century water-marked paper inside a pocket at the rear; text clean, unmarked. Quarter vellum, marbled paper over boards, vellum tips, spine titled in gilt; binding square and tight. Fine. The leaf in this book comes from the Editio Princeps of the Letters of St. Jerome (347-430), which were widely distributed throughout the fourth-century Roman Empire because of his advice for living the Christian life. Sixtus Riessinger (1440-1505) was a German priest and typographer, who is know for introducing the printing press to Rome and Naples. Some believe Riessinger's Letters of St. Jerome was the first book printed in Rome, but the exact date remains disputed. Reference: De Hamel and Silver, Disbound & Dispersed, No. 170.
Bennett Gilbert, Saint Jerome, A Leaf from the Letters of St. Jerome, First Printed by Sixtus Reissinger, Rome, c. 1466-1467 With an Historical Essay by Jeremy Duquesnay Adams and a Bibliographical Essay by John L. Sharpe III, Fine Press, Limited Edition, Zeitlin & Ver Brugge, Patrick Reagh, Vance Gerry