With Leaves Dating from 1240 to 1923, Including Koberger, Froben, Barker, Baskerville, Bruce Rogers, and Others[Antiquarian Book Leaves]. Otto F. Ege. Original Leaves from Famous Books. Eight Centuries 1240 A. D. - 1932 A. D. [Cleveland School of Art, circa 1950]. Regular edition, number 17 of 110 limited edition sets containing twenty-five matted original leaves, with descriptive labels, encased in a heavy buckram portfolio with gilt-stamped leather front cover label. Annotated Chronological Index and publisher's folding prospectus laid in. Wear and bowing to portfolio. Minor abrading to the title label. Minor edge toning to some mats, else fine condition.
The leaves included are from the following works: St. Jerome, Vulgate Bible, manuscript on vellum, France, 1240; Aristotle, Nichomachean Ethics, manuscript on paper, Germany, 1365; Livy, History of Rome, Italian manuscript in cursive bookhand, 1436; Voragine, The Golden Legend, Antonio de Strata, Venice, Italy, 1480; Dante, Divine Comedy, Petrus de Piasio, Venice, Italy, 1491; Schedel, Nuremberg Chronicle, Anton Koberger, Nuremberg, 1493; The Justinian Code, Thielman Kerver, Paris, 1512; Pliny, Natural History, Johann Froben, Basle, 1525; Erasmus, Adages, Jerome Froben, Basle, 1528; Vesalius, Anatomy, Johannes Oporinus, Basle, 1555; Petrarch, Sonnets and Canzoni, Gabriel Giolito, Venice, 1559; Hippocrates, Writings, Lucantonio Giunta, Venice, 1585; Gerard, History of Plants, John Norton, London, 1597; Hakluyt, Voyages, Robert Barker, 1598-1600; Chaucer, Works, Adam Islip, London, 1602; Cervantes, Don Quixote, Juan de la Cuesta, Madrid, 1608; The King James Bible - Authorized Edition, Robert Barker, London, 1611; Bacon, The Advancement of Learning..., John Haviland, London, 1638; Shakespeare's Fourth Folio (The Tragedy of Macbeth, leaf 3D3, pages 42-43), H. Herringman, E. Brewster, and R. Bentley, London, 1685; Johnson, Dictionary, W. Strahan, London, 1755; Virgil, Poems, John Baskerville, Birmingham, 1757; Montaigne, Essays, Designed by Bruce Rogers, Printed by Riverside Press, Cambridge, 1902-1904; Milton, Paradise Regained, Samson Agonistes and Other Poems, Doves Press, London, 1905; Boccaccio, The Decameron, The Ashendene Press, Chelsea, 1920; Homer, Iliad and Odyssey, Bremer Press, Munich, 1923.
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