Incunabula Leaf from Koberger's Bible,1497,Prologue to Psalms,Hdpt.Initials

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  • Item Category: Fine Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Feb 23, 2014
  • Channel: Auction House

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A rare leaf from a fragment of

Biblia cum postillis Nicolai de Lyra

printed in Nuernberg in 1497 by Anton Koberger.

Bibliographical references: Goff, B619, Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke, 4294.

The bible text is surrounded by Nicolas de Lyra's comments about the passage. The literal meaning of the Latin word incunabulum is "infant’s cradle" and alludes to the fact that printing at that time was in its infancy. The fact that a book was printed before 1500 is significant in that its value is much greater than if it had been printed after 1501.

Condition of the leaf: As shown, in good condition. It is on hand-made paper with a decorative water mark with minor evidence of aging: light soiling, edge and margin flaws, etc. We will mention flaws that cannot be seen on the photographs.

Size of the leaf: ca.13.4" x 9.5"(340mm x 240 mm).

Pictured: Both sides of the leaf.

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