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Martyrilogium viola sanctorum. 

MARTYROLOGY  (1516).)

£1200.00 

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4to (202 x 142mm). [6]ff. XCIXff. [1]f. (blank)., fine woodcut border to title, and tail-piece on last leaf of prelims, Antique style panelled calf.

 

(Strassburg, p[er] honestu[m] Matthia[m] Hupffuff,

An uncommon Strassburg edition of the 'Flower of the saints' a work first printed in Basel by Richel in 1474.  At the beginning is an alphabetical register of martyrs and saints followed by the text which is arranged in the calendar order of their feast days. The text was frequently reprinted in Germany before 1500. There are two early 16th- century editions, one of 1508 (Hagenau) and this.

VD16 V1249. BMSTC (German), p. 895 (imperfect)

 

Provenance: Booklabel of George Harwood

Stock Code: 47294