(Beinwil am See: W. Eichenberger, 1990). Text: 345 x 245 (13 1/2 x 9 3/4"); Portfolio: 485 x 355 mm. (19 x 14"). 109 pp. One text volume and a portfolio of leaves. ONE OF 50 COPIES WITH 20 LEAVES (No. 83 of a total of 300 copies, including 50 with 50 leaves and 200 with one leaf).
Publisher's ochre paper-covered boards, black titling on upper cover and flat spine; leaves in a folding linen portfolio with paper label on upper cover. WITH 17 LEAVES FROM INCUNABULA and three from the early 16th century. As new (and with all of the leaves in excellent condition).
In this excellent overview of early printing in the Western world, Wendland provides three essays from Konrad Haebler on printing in Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, France, Spain, Portugal, and England, as well as commentary on each of the leaves included in the portfolio. These include incunabular leaves from the presses of Günther Zainer (two leaves), Anton Sorg, Johann Schönsperger, Michael Wenssler, Lucas Brandis, Anton Koberger (three leaves), Peter Drach, Johann Mentelin, Johann Grüninger, Pierre le Rouge, Georgius Arrivabenus, Petrus de Plasiis Cremonensis, Johann Veldener, and Peter van Os, as well as post-incunabular leaves from Claude Davost, Jacques Sacon, and Gerolamo Soncino. (ST15098)
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PJP Catalog: 75.233