London, South Kensington
2 June 2008
NATALIBUS, Petrus de. Catalogus sanctorum et gestorum eorum, edited by Antonius Verlus. Vicenza: Henricus de Sancto Ursio, Zenus, 12 December 1493. 2° (328 x 221mm). 326 leaves (of 332, lacks the last quire including the final blank). 59 lines and headline. Title printed in red and black, woodcut device on last page, numerous woodcut initials, paginated by an early hand (some worming at the end with slight loss of text, small hole in title and a small wormhole in the first few leaves with minimal loss, light stains in most margins). Modern vellum. Provenance: the Jesuits at Rome, stamps on title.
FIRST EDITION of this popular work which continued to be published until well into the sixteenth century. HC 11676*; BMC VII, 1047; Goff N-6.
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