Sweynheym & Pannartz and the Origins of Printing in Italy: German Technology and Italian Humanism in Renaissance Rome

By: Edwin Hall (b. 1928)

Price: $950.00

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Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good


LIMITED EDITION of 275 copies, this is copy Number 77, printed on mould-made Frankfurt paper. 8vo. 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. 128, [4] pp. Title-page printed in three colors, 4 initial letters in two colors embellish the text based on the rubricated capitals on eight of the leaves of the original work; text un-marked, light foxing at the colophon, smells a bit musty. Quarter maroon goatskin, marbled paper over boards, printed paper top cover label; binding square and tight. Housed in a large navy-cloth folding clamshell box, which contains a matted original leaf of the editio princeps of Nicolas of Lyra's Postilla super totam bibliam; the corners of the box are bumped. BF915-001. Very Good. The text of the book was composed in Italian Old Style types by M. & H. Type. Bound by Campbell-Logan Co. with marbled papers especially designed for this edition by Iris Nevins. The folding cloth-covered box was constructed by Nancy Cuthbert. Henry Morris, the proprietor of the Bird and Bull Press stated that this book is "unquestionably the most important work I have printed on the subject of early printing history." The original Sweynheym and Pannartz leaves that accompany copies of this book constitute the remaining fragments (239 of 452 leaves) of a copy of volume I of the Sweynheym and Pannartz editio princeps of Nicolas of Lyra's Postilla super totam bibliam (HC 10363; Goff N-131; BMC IV 14) completed on 18 November 1471 in the Palazzo Massimo in Rome. The leaf is foliated "71" in pencil on the upper corner of the verso. It contains commentary on Book of I Samuel, Chapters 7 and 8. Reference: De Hamel and Silver, Disbound and Dispersed, Catalog No. 40, Checklist No. 197.

Title: Sweynheym & Pannartz and the Origins of Printing in Italy: German Technology and Italian Humanism in Renaissance Rome

Author Name: Edwin Hall (b. 1928)

Categories: Leaf Book,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: McMinnville, OR, Bird & Bull Press for Phillip J. Pirages: 1991

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: BF915-001

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