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    Sale 1922

    Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana

    3 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 292

    [GUTENBERG, Johann.] -- STILLWELL, Margaret Bingham. Gutenberg and the Catholicon of 1460. A Bibliographical Essay. New York: Brick Row Book Shop, 1936.

    Price Realised  

    [GUTENBERG, Johann.] -- STILLWELL, Margaret Bingham. Gutenberg and the Catholicon of 1460. A Bibliographical Essay. New York: Brick Row Book Shop, 1936.

    2o. Original leaf from Joannes Balbus's Catholicon inserted as issued in inner back board. Blind- and gilt-stamped leather, by Krumin, Boston (some minor rubbing, metal stays detached but present); chemise and slipcase. Provenance: purchased from Emil Offenbacher, 15 February 1946.

    Stillwell's "extensive essay for Gutenberg and the Catholicon of 1460, which includes a current census of copies of the Catholicon, is far more bibliographically detailed than most other essays included in leaf books..." (Joel Silver, "Catalogue of the Exhibition," in: Disbound and Dispersed, item 15.) Chalmers Disbound and Dispersed 70.


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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY