JACOBUS PHILIPPUS DE BERGAMO (1434-1520). Supplementum chronicarum. Venice: Bernardinus Rizus, Novariensis, 15 February 1492/3.
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JACOBUS PHILIPPUS DE BERGAMO (1434-1520). Supplementum chronicarum. Venice: Bernardinus Rizus, Novariensis, 15 February 1492/3.

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JACOBUS PHILIPPUS DE BERGAMO (1434-1520). Supplementum chronicarum. Venice: Bernardinus Rizus, Novariensis, 15 February 1492/3.

Super-chancery 2° (306 x 201mm). Collation: a10 b-z8 \\i \\j \\g8 A-F8 2A-B6 (a1r blank, a1v woodcut vignettes within border, a2r text within woodcut border, F8v colophon, printer's device [Husung 194], 2A1r verses on Rizus by Orlandinus Glerolus, tabula, B5v dedication to Magistrate of Bergamo, B6v blank). 270 leaves. 60 lines and headline. Type: 13:80G (text), 14:130G (headline). Frontispiece comprising woodcut vignettes of the six days of Creation enclosed within woodcut border, same border used on first text page, 46 woodcuts from 39 blocks, woodcut initial on a2r, 3- to 6-line initial spaces with guide-letter. (Two tiny wormholes in first 2 quires, occasional small stains, minor marginal repairs to first leaf, woodcut border just shaved, some light browning.) French 18th-century olive-green morocco, gilt triple fillet on sides, gilt spine lettered in 2 compartments, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges (spine lightly faded). Provenance: unlocated Cistercian house ('S. Mariae Cistercii', early inscription erased from second leaf and on n4) -- C.W. Dyson Perrins (booklabel and bookplate, Italian Book Illustrations, no.61, sale Sotheby's, 17 June 1946, lot 43) -- William Foyle (sale Christie's, 11 July 2000, lot 214).

Third illustrated edition, with additional entries bringing the chronicle up to 1490. Many of the woodcuts were taken over from the first illustrated edition of 1486, but Rizus for his 1490 edition improved several of the city views, notably Rome, Venice, Genoa and Verona, and added the Tower of Babel. In this, his next edition, Rizus also added the woodcut borders which had appeared earlier that same year in the Italian Legenda Aurea printed by Bonellis, and the frontispiece of Creation and a small woodcut of Noah's ark, both from the Malermi Bible of 1490. HC *2809; BMC V, 404; BSB Ink-125; IGI 5079; Polain(B) 1496; CIBN J-144; Essling 343; Sander 919; Goff J-212.
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