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LIVIUS, Titus (59 B.C.-17 A.D.). Romische Historie usz Tito livio gezogen. Translated from Latin into German by Bernhard Schöfferlin and Ivo Wittich. Mainz: Johannes Schoeffer, 1505.
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LIVIUS, Titus (59 B.C.-17 A.D.). Romische Historie usz Tito livio gezogen. Translated from Latin into German by Bernhard Schöfferlin and Ivo Wittich. Mainz: Johannes Schoeffer, 1505.

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LIVIUS, Titus (59 B.C.-17 A.D.). Romische Historie usz Tito livio gezogen. Translated from Latin into German by Bernhard Schöfferlin and Ivo Wittich. Mainz: Johannes Schoeffer, 1505.

3 parts in 2 volumes, 2o (292 x 204 mm). Gothic types. Full-page frontispiece woodcut showing one of the translators presenting his book to Emperor Maximilian, 213 large woodcut illustrations (including numerous repeats), many printed from two blocks. Printer's woodcut device at end. Title with large woodcut fraktur initial; initial spaces, most with printed guide letters. With blank leaf p4, lacking R6 blank. (Title-leaf *1, its conjugate *6, and final leaf Nn6 apparently supplied from another copy, repaired tear to *1, a few small marginal tears or repairs, some worming at head of vol. I, occasional staining and soiling, a few leaves browned, Xx3.4 detached.) 18th-century German vellum over pasteboard, edges stained blue-green (covers slightly bowed, turn-ins of vol. II detaching).

Provenance: Hamburg, Borgen Kriegerleder (contemporary inscription in red gothic lettering on final [supplied] leaf: "Diss buch gehort meinem besünder guten freundt Meister Borgen Kriegerleder und brger tzu Amburgk [signed] H. Bock"); Brennberg, Benedictines of Frauenzell/Oberpfalz (17th-century ownership inscription on [supplied] title: "Adnumeror Bibliothecae Monasterii Cellac BM Virg. inter prenberg et Worth"); Rudolf Franz Erwein Graf von Schönbon zu Wiesentheid (19th-century armorial bookplate initials R.F.E.G.V.S.W.B.W); Paul Schmidt (1834-1907), Strassburger incunable collector (bookplates and shelfmark 2136 noting this as a duplicate copy, sale Paris, Drouot 11 April 1910); Lionel H. Pries (bookplate and Memorial Library bookplate).

FIRST EDITION IN GERMAN, dedicated to Emperor Maximilian. The preface to parts 1 and 2 is by Schöfferlin; that to part 3 is by Wittich. This edition was the most copiously illustrated book in early Mainz printing. Although the woodcuts resemble the work of the Late Master of the Grüninger workshop, who illustrated Grüninger's 1502 Virgil, they are probably not from that atelier, since Grüninger's own edition of this translation of Livy, published in 1507, used a different series of illustrations by the Grüninger Master himself. Adams L-1357; BM STC German p. 521; Muther 645; Roth, Die Mainzer Buchdruckerfamilie Schoeffer (1898) 16,2. (2)
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