ROLEWINCK, Werner (1425-1502). Fasciculus temporum. Speier: Peter Drach, 8 kalendas Decembris (24 November), 1477.
2° (284 x 204mm). Collation: [110, 2-510, 6-88, 92] (1/1 blank, 1/2-1/10r index, 1/10v blank, 2/1-2/2r prologue, 2/2v-8/8 text, 92 blank). 74 + 2 leaves. Type: 1:130G, 2:94G, 3:68G. Woodcuts throughout the text, including Noah's Ark, the Tower of Babel and 9 city views, printer's device beneath colophon. Index and Prologue with initials, paragraph marks, capital strokes and underlining in red. (Minor worm hole ff38-76, small area of worming to lower edge f.1, tear to top-edge f.74, short closed tear to lower margin f.21, ink spot to lower margin f.21 and f.74, small hole to fore-margin ff68 obscuring marginalia, final leaf with worming and tears.) Contemporary German chained binding, blind-stamped calf over wooden boards, with original iron staple to lower board, paper label (rebacked, old spine laid down, without clasps and chain links, metal corner pieces and centre boss). Provenance: folio numbers.
An early edition of this widely printed universal chronicle, measuring time both from Creation and from the birth of Christ up to 1474, the date of the first edition. Subsequent editions were brought up to date, the last event recorded here being the death of Charles the Bold in 1476, and the succession of Maximilian to the Duchy of Burgundy. Bod-inc R-108; BMC II, 488; BNI R165; Polain 3368; Goff R-257.
[Bound after:] [THOMAS Cantipratensis (1201-?1270)]. Bonum universale de proprietatibus apum. [Cologne: Jean Koelhoff, c.1479.] 2° Collation: a-q8, r6 (a1 blank, m3.6 lacking, r6v blank). 132 leaves. Type: I:95e. Text in double columns, initials, paragraph marks, capital strokes and underlining in red. (Worming to a1, small worm track to fore- and lower margin a2, stab hole a1-6, minor dust soiling to top edge.) Provenance: contemporary and later marginalia. Polain 3768; CIBN T-217 (Variante: l4 signé par erreur l3); Bod-inc T-197; BMC I, 223.8; Goff T-347.