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Incunabula Hortus Sanitatis Book Page Important Medieval Work Latin Woodcuts

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Seller: tresbonnesales (698) 100% Top-Rated Plus, Location: Seattle, Washington, Ships to: US, Item: 162357355814 I found the woodcut depictions of the animals beautiful! In some information I read it said this is among the earliest portrayals of animals (in medieval era printing). The history of early printing is fascinating! Owning something from that time period is truly remarkable. *********** Hortus Sanitatis was first published in Mainz in 1491. It was reprinted with additions by Johann Pruss in Strasbourg in 1497. Reinhardt Beck reprinted Hortus Sanitatis in 1517 unaltered using the Pruss edition. Single page from the incunabula book (or post incunabula) Hortus Sanitatis or Optus Sanitatis featuring two woodcuts. One woodcut is a horse or mule and the other is a panther or cougar. "Tractatus" a main page heading on one side. Includes two subheadings (with the woodcuts) "Capitulum XXV" (subsub heading "Operationes") and a second heading "Capitulum XXVI". The other side has a main heading "De Animalibus" with a subheading "Operationes" in the middle second column. I have no provenance on the folio page. It was purchased in Seattle, Washington. Text: Latin language Text Font: Blackletter Woodcuts: 2 Printed on both sides. Double columns. Page Lines to the Column: 53 lines + two-line capitals (bottom last line) = 55 total lines. Pruss and Beck both had 55 page lines to the column Page measures 11.75 inches by 8.125 inches. Paper: Held to light, I can see the chain lines and wire lines in the paper. Condition: Light foxing on top and side margins. Top corner loss. Small paper crease with tear on top center. Small paper crease folding on bottom edge. Top page corners on one side is old hinge tape. Page is not framed. SHIPPING: USPS Priority with Tracking Confirmation. Utmost care will be taken to ship page to buyer in a safe box to prevent any harm. TERMS OF SALE: I accept PayPal. I accept returns within 30 days of buyer receiving the item. Item must be returned and buyer pays for return shipping. Thank you for shopping! Subject: Natural Science, Binding: Loose Pages, Language: Latin, Region: Europe, Special Attributes: Illustrated, Date of Publication: 1491 - 1517, Place of Publication: Germany or France

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