Anton Sorg Buch der altvater 1482

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Book Title

Buch der altvater or The Book of the Old Fathers

Volume

N/A

Edition

N/A

Country of Origin

Germany

City of Origin

Augsburg

Date

September 25, 1482

Printer

Anton Sorg

Language

German

Script and/or Type

Gothic

Number of Lines

36

Width of Leaf

190 mm

Height of Leaf

281 mm

References

Hain 8605, Proctor 1686

Description

This is an incunabula Leaf from "Buch der altvater" or "The Book of the Old Fathers" which was biographies of Catholic saints penned by one of the famous church fathers St. Jerome. This particular entry concerns itself with St. Paul the Hermit or Paulus of Theben (b.228 - d.341) who at the age of 16 fled into the desert caves to escape the Decian persecution where he lived to the age of 113. The fabled search for and subsequent meeting between St. Paul the Hermit and the famous St. Anthony contains appearances of mythical beasts and demons. Anton Sorg printed it in the city of Augsberg on September 25, 1482. The leaf measures 281 x 190 mm. in totality and contains 36 lines of gothic type printed single column in German. A 76 x 68 mm contemporary hand colored woodblock is inset in the upper left of the text. The Verso: contains the same amount of lines and type style. This leaf contains minor staining throughout.

Medium

Paper

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$600.00
SKU:
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