(1480-1537). Largest leaf measures 438 x 295 mm. (17 1/4 x 11 5/8").

12 OF THE 15 LEAVES WITH WOODCUT OR METALCUT ILLUSTRATIONS, several being a half-page or larger, and one with contemporary coloring, most leaves also with woodcut or metalcut initials. A few leaves with light toning, thumbing, and/or the occasional stain, but, in all, excellent specimens in pleasing condition.

These early print packets are advantageously priced and present an excellent opportunity for libraries, teachers, and students as well as private collectors to develop or expand their teaching or personal collections. Each packet includes five incunabular leaves, and 10 post-incunable leaves, all hand-picked to demonstrate a variety of genres, formats, and countries of origin. Most of the leaves here feature woodcut or metalcut illustrations, two of which can be attributed to the prominent engravers Urs Graf and Albrecht Dürer. The illustrations depict a wide variety of scenes, including battles, biblical episodes, saints, royalty, and flora and fauna. The packets are comprised of leaves from the following works, listed in chronological order.

(1) PETRUS DE MONTE. Repertorium Utriusque Iuris. (Padua: Johannes Herbort, de Seligenstadt, 16 November 1480). (2) LUDOLPHUS DE SAXONIA. Vita Christi [in Dutch]. (Antwerp: Claes Leeu, 20 November 1488). (3) (BIBLE IN LATIN). Biblia Latina cum Postillis Nicolai de Lyra. (Venice: Octavianus Scotus, 1489). ( 4) (CHRONICLES: SAXONY). Chronecken der Sassen. (Mainz: Peter Schoeffer, 6 March 1492). (5) HORTUS SANITATIS. (Strassburg: Johann Prüss OR Cologne: Heinrich Quentell, [1499 or 1507]). (6) A BOOK OF HOURS IN LATIN, PRINTED ON VELLUM. (Paris: Thielman Kerver, 1507(?)). With initials finished by hand. (7) GUILELMUS PARISIENSIS. Postilla Guillermi Super Epistolas et Evangelia. (Basel: Michael Furter, 1513). With woodcuts attributed to Urs Graf. (8) (CHRONICLES: FRANCE). Le Premier [-Quatrième] Vollume de la Mer des Hystoires & Croniques de France. (Paris: Gaillot Du Pré; Michel le Noir, 1517-18). (9) MAXIMILIAN I. Die Geuerlicheiten und Eins Teils der Geschichten des . . . Helds und Ritters Tewrdannckhs. (Augsburg: Johann Schönsperger, 1519). (10) (SHIP OF FOOLS - COMMENTARY). Des Hochwirdigen Doctor Keiserspergs Narenschiff. (Strassburg: Johanne Grieninger, 1520). Using the original woodcut blocks from the First Edition of Sebastian Brant’s “Das Narrenschiff” (1494), many of which are attributed to Dürer. (11) (BIBLE IN LATIN). Biblia cum Concordantijs. (Lyon : Jacob Sacon for Anton Koberger, ca. 1520). From one of many similar editions printed from 1512 to the early 1520’s. (12) JACOBUS DE VORAGINE. Golden Legend. (Westminster: Wynkyn de Worde, 1527). (13) A BOOK OF HOURS IN LATIN, PRINTED ON PAPER. (Venice: Luca-Antonia Giunta, 1532). (14) LIVIUS, TITUS. Römische Historien. (Mainz, Juonem [Johann?] Schoeffer, 1533). (15) (BIBLE IN CZECH). Biblij Czeska. (Prague: Pawel Severýn z Kapí Hory, 1537).

Provenance note: These leaves were acquired by us as part of a very large group, assembled by a collector who purchased widely and frequently over the course of 25 years.
(ST12778-0806)

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PJP Catalog: 75.115

WITH NUMEROUS EXAMPLES OF WOODCUT ILLUSTRATIONS INDIVIDUAL PACKETS CONTAINING 15 LEAVES FROM THE FIRST CENTURY OF PRINTING IN EUROPE.