1 Leaf 1494 Incunabula Medieval Latin MAMMOTRECTUS & 5 Red Handwritten Letters

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Seller: pattyspreciouspicks (3,038) 100%, Location: Herriman, Utah, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 362488194782 First of all, I must say that this beautiful and interesting page of the 1494 Latin Mammotrectus has five (5) handwritten initial letters done by the original rubricator, which are very ornate (see the first three scanned images). Also, it should be noted that, while these large initial letters were added by the scribe or rubricator in red ink, the printer put small printed "guide letters" so that the rubricator would know which red letter to draw. This leaf of the 1494 Mammotrectus was published in Strassbourg in 1494 by the printer, Martin Flach. This is just thirty-nine years after Gutenberg's work of 1455! By definition, an incunabulum (the singular of "incunabula") or "incunable" (French) or "inkunabel" (German) must be printed from 1455 to 1500. However, those books printed in the later 1480s and the 1490s, as well as the year 1500 (which is technically the last year of the 15th century), had more and more woodcut printed initials. In Latin, the term "incunabula" means "baby clothes" or "things of the cradle," and can refer to the earliest stages or first traces in the development of anything. This leaf has red rubrication marks all added by a scribe. The following are some of the translated words: "Saint," "Measure," "Blessed Gregory," "Wanton," "Fighting," "Vow," "Roof," "Mystery," "Spring," "Zion," "Sense," "Life," "Wife," "Mother," "Saints," "Grass," "Greek," "Latin," "Prophet," "Medicine," "Poverty," and "Saint Augustine." Also, at the top of one side is "Fo." which is an abbreviation for "Folium," meaning "page," followed by the Roman numerals CCLVI, referring to the number 256.The winner of this auction will not only receive the original 1494 Latin Mammotrectus leaf, but also a xerox copy with all these English words translated from the original Latin words (see the last scanned image). This is a very interesting sheet. Only the Biblical "chapters" are given, because modern-day "verses" were not invented until over a half-century later! As can seen in the scanned images, there are many instances on this leaf where the rubricator used red ink to highlight letters, as well as some red underlining of the text. Full bibliographic description is found in in Frederick R. Goff, "Incunabula in American Libraries," M-253; also see Hain II,1, M10573; BMC I, 150. The 15th century sheet of paper is in good condition. A very impressive incunabula leaf. This is an original 15th century printed page, not a reproduction. Its authenticity is 100% guaranteed. Johannes Marchesinus or Giovanni Marchesini (around 1300) was an Italian Franciscan friar or monk from Marchesio in the province of Reggio Emilia, near Modena. He taught in Imola, Faventia and Bologna. Numerous literary works have referred to him as the author, including homiletic and educational works. His most famous work is the Mammotrectus super Bibliam written around 1300. Guarantee of Authenticity. All of the leaves we sell (whether handwritten manuscripts or printed texts) are ORIGINALS. We guarantee everything we sell to be original and authentic. Due to their age, some imperfections can be expected, so please read our descriptions and view our scanned images carefully. We stand behind our inventory and want to make sure that all of our clients are completely satisfied with their purchases. Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE Year Printed: 1494, Binding: Manuscript/Unbound, Subject: Religion & Spirituality, Printing Year: 1494, Topic: Christianity, Bibles, Origin: European

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