Bibliotheca Spenceriana; Or a Descriptive Catalogue of the Books Printed in the Fifteenth Century, and of Many Valuable First Editions, in the Library of George John Earl Spencer Volume 1

Bibliotheca Spenceriana; Or a Descriptive Catalogue of the Books Printed in the Fifteenth Century, and of Many Valuable First Editions, in the Library of George John Earl Spencer Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1814 edition. Excerpt: ...absolutely the printer of the Mentz impression, in 1470--it follows, that signatures were used in the same year: a conclusion, which at once subverts the hypothesis of their not Both the colophon of Schoeffer and Helyas Helye, or De Louffen, may be seen in the two works of Santander referred to, at the end of this article, above: and in Maittaire, Armal. Typog. vol. i. 295. X 'This is a burg in Argow, in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. It is called in Latin Villa Beronensis, from the name of a Count of Lensbourg, styled Bero, who founded a monastery there in the 10th century.' Santander, as above referred to. Quirini is rather particular concerning this village; and both he and Maittaire declare that neither of them had seen another volume printed in the same characters; nor even another production of the same printer. Yet Weislinger had seen a copy of the Speculum Vitse humanse Roderici Zamorensis, printed in 1472, executed by the same printer. Quirini, ul supra, A copy of this latter work, by a different printer, will be found described in the subsequent pages. having been known till 1472. Of the rarity of the Mentz edition, the Abb6 Rive has given sufficient attestation. Chasse aux Bibliographes; p. 135-6, &c. The reader will be pleased to carry these points of consideration in his mind, to the following description of the volume; which has been slightly noticed by La Serna Santander. In the present copy the table precedes the work. This table begins on the recto of the first leaf, in two columns: the following is a fac-simile of its commencement. The table terminates on the recto of the 45th leaf, at the top of the second column, presenting us with the following colophon; of which a tolerably correct fac-simile, cut upon copper, will...show more

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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123658791X
  • 9781236587916