Quantity: 1 available
Condition: Very Good
Los Angeles and London: Zeitlin & Ver Brugge - H. M. Fletcher, 1981.
Folio. 15 3/8 x 11 1/4 inches. [vi], (36) pp. Pocket with the printed incunable leaf mounted at the rear, half-title, title-page with a Jerome-and-the-Lion vignette in red, 2 red initials within typographic borders, the original leaf has a blue hand-painted initial "B" as hand-rubricated when first issued; text clean, unmarked, the printed leaf has some marginal water-staining. Quarter vellum, marbled paper over boards, spine label titled in gilt; binding square and tight. QG915-001. Very Good.
LIMITED EDITION of 300 copies, this is copy number 28, set in Monotype Janson and printed letterpress on Frankfurt Cream paper by Patrick Reagh and Vance Gerry; this is one of 200 copies bound by Kater-Crafts Bookbinders. The leaf in this copy has 1 5-line initial hand colored in blue. This leaf 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 known 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.
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
Edition: LIMITED EDITION of 300 copies
Country of Origin: United States
Location Published: Los Angeles, CA and London, UK, Zeitlin & Ver Brugge - H. M. Fletcher: 1981
Binding: Quarter vellum, marbled paper over boards
Book Condition: Very Good
Size: Folio. 15 3/8 x 11 1/4 inches
Seller ID: QG915-001
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