Questa sie vna vtilissima operetta acadauno fidel christiano chiamata Fior de virtù : laus Deo.

Impressa in Venetia : per Mattheo di Codecha da Parma, A di. xv. zenaro [1493]
[30] leaves : ill. (woodcuts) ; 19 cm.


Former owner
  • Imprint from colophon.
  • With 38 woodcut illustrations by the "Pico Master."
  • Two sizes of Roman type, double-column, 39 lines per page, open floriated five-line woodcut initials, thirty-five column-width unshaded historiated woodcuts (47 x 54 mm.); woodcut Annunciation (69 x 48 mm.) and Nativity (67 x 49 mm.) on the final verso, large title woodcut of a monk gathering flowers in a walled garden with animals at his feet (139 x 102 mm.); above the block a semi-cirlce woodcut of God the Father with a book in his right hand, labeled "Dio Padre."
Binding note
Ex copy: Bound in early 19th century marbled boards, gilt-ruled spine and gilt-lettered red morocco label; edges sprinkled red and blue.
Ex copy: Provenance: Gotha (Germany), Ducal Library (effaced 18th-century stamp); Helmut Domizlaff (1903-1983), Munich rare book dealer; Otto-Schäfer Collection (Schweinfurt, Germany); sold ca. 2010 to Librairie Thomas-Scheler (cat. Sept. 2010), no. 2; Bruce McKittrick since 2015.
  • ISTC if00185150
  • GW 9929
  • Sander, M. Le livre à figure italien (1942) no. 2729
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Questa sie una utilissima operetta acadauno fidel christiano chiamata Fio de virtù
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