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Incunabula - Visdominus Latin Poetry - Bologna 1500 - Only Copy in Private Hands

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Seller: grayautographs (271) 100%, Location: Spartanburg, South Carolina, Ships to: US, Item: 152677838804 VIRTUALLY NONEXISTENT INCUNABULA OF ANTONIUS MARIA VISDOMINUS’ DIALOGUS DE OTIO ET SIBYLLIS PUBLISHED BY CALIGULA DE BAZALERIIS IN BOLOGNA IN 1500 Author: Visdominus, Antonius Maria. Title: [Opuscula Varia] Dialogus de otio et Sibyllis. Format: Incunabula. Published: Bologna: Caligula de Bazaleriis, 21 March 1500. Description: a.) 96 leaves (of 98, lacks fol. 1-2, the list of contents and prefatory letter). b.) 27 or 28 lines. c.) Roman letter. d.) 10-line woodcut initial S on fol. 5. e.) Capital spaces with guide-letters. f.) Beautifully bound in modern morocco with gilt labeled spine and edges. g.) 8 by 5.75 inches.h.) Fine condition with some small marginal paper repairs and the final leaf strengthened at inner margin. THIS INCUNABULA OF MEDIEVAL LATIN POETRY IS ONE OF ONLY FOUR COPIES KNOWN TO EXIST AND THE ONLY ONE IN PRIVATE HANDS Notes: a.) No other copies of this incunabula have been available at auction and we are only aware of three other copies in existence that are housed in institutions at the Newberry, Bavarian State, and University of Salamanca Libraries. Being one of only four copies known to exist and the only one in private hands, the present incunabula of medieval Latin poetry it virtually nonexistent.b.) Little is known of the Italian scholar Visdominus whose only other work includes his 1498 Statuta Genuae, of which a copy sold for $6,900 at Christie’s in October 1997. Subject: Literature, Binding: Leather, Original/Facsimile: Original, Date of Publication: 1500, Place of Publication: Bologna, Special Attributes: First Edition, Publisher: Caligula de Bazaleriis, Author: Antonius Maria Visdominus, Region: Europe, Language: Latin

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