17 June 2003
PROPERTY OF LYNDHURST, A NATIONAL TRUST HISTORIC SITE, SOLD TO BENEFIT THE COLLECTIONS FUND*
ALBERTUS MAGNUS (ca 1200-1280). De abundantia exemplorum. [Ulm: Johann Zainer, not before 1478 and not after 20 May 1481].
4o (280 x 196 mm). Collation: [1-78 810]. 66 leaves. 40 lines and head-line, double-column. Gothic types 5:136 (headings and head-lines) and 4:96 (text). Initial spaces. Lombard initials and paragraph marks supplied in red. 21-leaf manuscript index in an early hand bound at end. (Some minor pale spotting.) 18th- or 19th-century calf (lightly rubbed). Provenance: some marginalia in an early hand); Castlegould (bookplate); Jay Gould (1836-1892), American financier (Lyndhurst bookplate).
FIRST EDITION. Johann Zainer established the first press at Ulm, issuing his first dated book on 11 January 1473. BMC II, 528 (IB.9203); BSB-Ink. A-167; GW 581; Hain 484*; Goff A-217.
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