Lot 127 of 168:
Archive of 37 incunable leaves, 1470-1500  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$12,000
Estimate:
$6,000 - $9,000

Title:
Archive of 37 incunabula leaves from different 15th century books

Author:

Place:
Various places

Publisher:

Date:
1470-1500

Description:

The leaves are loose in plastic sleeves, housed in a large looseleaf binder. The leaves are approx. 47x32.5 cm (18½x12¾") or smaller.

Striking array of printed leaves from the first half-century of printing with moveable type, demonstrating not only the variety of typographic development, but also the rapidity with which printing spread across Europe. Each of the leaves with bibliographic data as to the author, title, printer, city of origin, and date. The printers include England's William Caxton; Adolf Rusch of Strasburg; Michael Wenssler of Basel; Augsburg's Gunter Zainer; Erhard Ratdolt from Venice, and many others. A Unique Collection, excellent for exhibition and teaching purposes.

For a complete list of the leaves, click here.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Stains to a few of the leaves, but most are in fine condition.


 
Item number:
308453
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