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Aureus hic liber est : non est preciosior ulla ge[m]ma kalendario ..

Uniform Title
Aureus hic liber est : non est preciosior ulla ge[m]ma kalendario ...
[Venice] [Bernhard Maler (Pictor), Erhard Ratdolt, and Peter Löslein], 1476.
Physical Description
32 unnumbered leaves : illustrations (woodcuts) ; 26 cm (4to)
Local Notes
BEIN: For fuller description see collation slip in volume.
BAC Leaf Collection no. 0101: Imperfect: leaf [32] only. With diagrams: "Quadrans horologii horizontalis" (recto) and "Quadratum horarium generale" (verso). From a collection of fifteenth- and sixteenth-century printed leaves compiled by Frederick Werther, with his enumeration stamped in ink.
One of the first books to have a separate title page, a woodcut title border, and an imprint date given in Arabic rather than Roman numerals. See Jeremy Norman's website.
Page [1]: Aureus hic liber est: non est preciosior ulla Gẽma kalendario: quod docet istud opus ... Hod Ioannes opus Regio de Monte probatum composuit: tota notus in Italia. Quod Ueneta impressum finit in tellure per illos inferius quorum nomina picta loco. 1476. Bernardus Pictor de Augusta, Petrus Loflein de Langencen, Erhardus Ratdolt de Augusta.
Unsigned; [a]⁸ [b]¹⁰ [c]¹⁶ (includes leaves [19] and [32] which are each made up of 2 leaves pasted together).
Woodcuts: ornamental leafy woodcut border around title; ornamental foliated initials; [10] p. of black-and-white woodcut diagrams of lunar eclipses for the years 1475-1530, hand-colored in (faded) yellow; p. [38] contains a large volvelle (intact), with woodcut floral and star designs on center wheel and background corners; [3] full page astronomical diagrams for calculating the hour using the angle of the sun; articulated brass pointer fastened to diagram on last page.
Variant and related titles
Avreus hic liber est
Added to Catalog
June 01, 2002
Catalogue of books printed in the XVth century now in the British Museum, V:243 (IB. 20481)
Copinger, W.A. Supplement to Hain's Repertorium bibliographicum, 13776*
Goff, F.R. Incunabula in American libraries, R-93
Incunabula short title catalogue, ir00093000
Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke, M37455
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