Sale: 379 / Rare Books, May 23. 2011 in Hamburg Lot 167

 
Franz von Assisi - Fioretti. 1481   8(14)

167
Franz von Assisi
Fioretti. 1481 8(14)
Estimate:
€ 3,500 / $ 3,955
Sold:
€ 3,960 / $ 4.474

(incl. 20% surcharge)
Lot description
Franz von Assisi, Fioretti. With large woodcut initial in red . Perugia, Steffen Arndes, 2 July, 1481. New brown morocco with rich blind-and roll toolingu. 4to. 71 (of 80) unnumb. ll. Gothic type. 33 lines with initial spaces.

GW 10303. - Hain/Reichl. 7326. - Pellechet 4811. - Not in Goff, the BMC and in the BSB , no copy in ABPC and in JAP, according to ISTC there is proof forjust 4 copies worldwide (none in Germany). - Extremely rare edition of the Fioretti di San Francesco (Englisch "Little Flowers of St. Francis), a florilegium abouth the the life of Saint Francis of Assisi. - This is the fourth edition, a reprint of the second from 1476 by G. L. Longo in Vicenza. The editio princeps was released in Milan in 1475/1476. - Lacking together 9 ll.: b1, m1-2 and 5-6 as well as n1-4. - With various degrees of staining (some caused by damp), first ll. browned, isolated small traces of worming, 1 l. with broad piece of margin torn off (mended), few ll. with rebacked or mended marginal blemishes, last l. with ownership entry from 18th century.

Extremely rare edition of the Fioretti di San Francesco (English "Little Flowers of St. Francis), a florilegium about the life of Saint Francis of Assisi. Not in Goff, the BMC and in the BSB, no copy in ABPC and in JAP, according to ISTC there is proof for just 4 copies worldwide. With large woodcut initial in red. New brown morocco with rich blind-and roll tooling. 4to. 71 (of 80) unnumb. ll. Lacking together 9 ll.: b1, m1-2 and 5-6 as well as n1-4. - With various degrees of staining (some caused by damp), first ll. browned, isolated small traces of worming, 1 l. with broad piece of margin torn off (mended), few ll. with rebacked or mended marginal blemishes, last l. with ownership entry from 18th century.

167
Franz von Assisi
Fioretti. 1481 8(14)
Estimate:
€ 3,500 / $ 3,955
Sold:
€ 3,960 / $ 4.474

(incl. 20% surcharge)