New York, East
12 December 2000
Property of Norman Flayderman
MARCHESINUS, Johannes. Mammotrectus super Bibliam. [Strassburg: Printer of Henricus Ariminensis type 1 (Heinrich Eggestein), ca. 1474]. Median 2o. Collation: [14; 2-810 96 10-1510 166 178. 150 leaves (of 154, without 1/3 preface 2 preliminary blanks and final blank 17/8). 47 lines, double column. Type: 1:120G. Two- to four- and seven-line initial spaces. Rubricated with initials and paragraph signs in red, a few calligraphic initials. (Some light dampstaining, mostly marginal worming and occasional marginal dust soiling). Contemporary blind-stamped pigskin over wooden boards, spine with 5 raised bands and old white paper pasted over, 19th-century central gilt stamp to covers (some worming to covers, wear to lower corners, upper joint cracked with strong cords, traces of clasps). Provenance: Early ownership inscription on front flyleaf; Society of Writers to the Signet (19th-century gilt stamp in center of both covers).
Third edition, printed on Galliziani Seal paper not after 1474 (see Nakles sale, Christie's New York, 17 April 2000 lot 10 and Donaueschingen sale, Sotheby's London, 1 July 1994, lot 205). HC 10552*; BMC I, 78; BSB Ink. M-155; Goff M-234.
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