Original leaves from famous books : nine centuries, 1122 A.D. - 1923 A.D. / annotated by Otto F. Egge.

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  • English
  • Latin
  • Arabic
  • Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
Published/​Created
[New York : Philip C. Duschnes, 1949].
Description
[41] leaves : samples ; 48 cm.

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Notes
  • Title from "Annotated chronological index."
  • Publication information from Chalmers, Checklist, in Disbound and dispersed : the leaf book considered. Chicago : Caxton Club, c2005.
  • Forty mounted leaves, with annotated chronological index, boxed.
  • "Deluxe edition limited to fifty numbered sets . . ."--Label inside cover of box.
  • GAX copy: No. 26.
Contents
  • Manuscript leaves. Koran / Mohammed. Manuscript written on paper in Cairo, 1122 A.D. -- The Vulgate Bible / St. Jerome. Dominican manuscript written on vellum in Paris, ca. 1240 -- Ethics [in Latin] / Aristotle. Manuscript written on paper in Erfurt, 1365 -- History of Rome / Livy. Manuscript written on vellum in Italy, 1436 -- Book of hours. Illuminated manuscript, written on vellum in France ca. 1460 -- Commentary on the Sentences / Thomas Aquinas. Manuscript written on vellum in Italy, 1470.
  • Incunabula leaves. On duty / Cicero. Venice : Wendelin de Spire, 1472 -- Lives of the philosophers / Laertius. Venice : Nicolas Jenson, 1475 -- The golden legend / Voragine. Venice : Antonio de Strata, 1480 -- Divine comedy / Dante. Venice : Petrus de Piasio, 1491 -- Nuremberg Chronicle / Schedel. Nuremberg : Anton Koberger, 1493.
  • Leaves from 16th century imprints. History / Herodotus. Venice : Aldus Manutius, 1502 -- The Justinian code. Paris : Thielman Kerver, 1512 -- Chronicles of England. London : Julian Notary, 1515 -- Natural history / Pliny. Basle : Johann Froben, 1525 -- Metamorphoses / Ovid. Venice : Helizabeth de Rusconibus, 1527 -- Adages / Erasmus. Basle : Jerome Froben, 1528 -- Lives of the twelve Caesars / Suetonius. Paris : Robert Estienne, 1540 -- Six tragedies / Aeschylus. Paris : Adrian Turnebus, 1552 -- Anatomy / Vesalius. Basle : Johannes Oporinus, 1555 -- Sonnets and canzoni / Petrarch. Venice : Gabriel Giolito, 1559 -- Ship of fools / Barclay. London : John Cawood, 1570 -- Lives of illustrious men / Jovius. Basle : H. Petri, 1577 -- The writings of Hippocrates. Venice : Lucantonio Giunta, 1585 -- History of plants / Gerard. London : John Norton, 1597 -- Voyages / Hakluyt. London : George Bishop, Rolfe Newberrie and Robert Barker, 1598-1600.
  • Leaves from 17th-20th century imprints. The works of Chaucer. London : Adam Islip, 1602 -- Don Quixote / Cervantes. Madrid : Juan de la Cuesta, 1608 -- King James Authorized version. London : Robert Barker, 1611 -- The advancement of learning ; The new Atlantis ; On the wisdom of the ancients / Bacon. London : John Haviland, 1638 -- The fourth folio / Shakespeare. London : H. Herringman, E. Brewster, and R. Bentley, 1685 -- Noetica and ethica / Johnson. Philadelphia : B. Franklin and D. Hall, 1752 -- Dictionary / Johnson. London : W. Strahan, 1755 -- Poems / Virgil. Birmingham : John Baskerville, 1757 -- The seasons / Thomson. Parma : Giambattista Bodoni, 1794 -- Beowulf. London : Kelmscott Press, 1895 -- Essays / Montaigne. Designed by Bruce Rogers. Cambridge [Mass.] : Riverside Press, 1902-1904 -- Paradise regained, Samson Agonistes and other poems / Milton. London : Doves Press, 1905 -- The decameron / Boccaccio. Chelsea : Ashendene Press, 1920 -- Iliad and Odyssey / Homer. Munich : Bremer Press, 1923.
References
Chalmers, J. P. Checklist of leaf books, 98
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79479405
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