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BRAUN, Placidus Ignatius (1756-1829). Notitia historico-litteraria de libris ab typis typographicae inventione usque ad annum MDCCCLXXVIIII [-MCCCCLXXX, part 2]. Impressis: in bibliotheca liberi, ac Imperialis Monasterii ad SS. Udalricum et Afram Augustae extantibus. Augsburg: Veith, 1788.
2 parts in one, 4o (246 x 194 mm). 11 engraved folding plates. (Some spotting.) Nineteenth-century brown half morocco, marbled boards. Provenance: Paul Hirsch (bookplate, his pencilled note that the 1466 Eggestein Bible is here still attributed to Bämler).
FIRST EDITION of Braun's catalogue of seventy-five incunables at the Benedictine abbey at St. Ulrich und Afra in Augsburg, with eleven plates delineating the alphabets used by several printers. Bigmore & Wyman I, 79.
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