ROLEWINCK, Werner (1425-1502). Fasciculus temporum. [Lyon: Mathias Huss, not before 1495].
Median 4° (247 x 165 mm). Collation: a6; A-K8 L-M6 (a1r title, a1v blank, a2r alphabetical subject index, A1r text, L6v-M6 blank). 98 leaves. Table in 3 columns. 48 lines and headline giving foliation. Types: 10:140G (title, headlines, first lines of text and prologue), 11:76G (text). Chronological diagrams with woodcut roundels throughout, 17 woodcut illustrations (including 5 repeats) of Biblical scenes, town-views, monsters, etc., the large cut of Christ with symbols of the Evangelists coloured. 2-, 3-, and 4-line initials, paragraph marks, and capital strokes in red. (Occasional minor marginal dampstaining, corners of first few leaves a bit thumbed, upper portion of final blank leaf torn away, a very few minor marginal tears.) CONTEMPORARY PINK-STAINED ALUM-TAWED GOATSKIN WRAPPER, reused from an earlier binding, a metal ring attached to the central support on back cover, fragments of paper manuscript liner still adhered to inside of wrapper; the front endleaf a bifolium from a small (probably octavo) 15th-century theological manuscript with commentary, second paper endleaf consisting of a chancery folio sheet with hand watermark, its conjugate forming a blank leaf following first quire (some stains and rubbing, corner of lower wrapper torn); modern cloth folding case. Provenance: Huy, Belgium, Augustinian Priory of Crosiers, Brother Nicolaus Henricus (title inscription: 'Ex libris fratris Nicolai Henricis Cruciferi Huensis Ao 1603. datus per D.W.R. canonicem', with motto sine cura nihil) -- Ned J Nakles (sale Christie's New York, 17 April 2000, lot 169).
A FRESH COPY IN ORIGINAL CONDITION, preserving the book's first wrapper. The woodcuts first appeared in Pierre Farget's translation into French, printed at Geneva by Louis Cruse in 1495. C 2437; BMC VIII, 265 (IB. 41729); CIBN R-181; Schreiber 5120a; Goff R-277.