12
12
Anianus
COMPUTUS CUM COMMENTO. [BASEL: LIENHART YSENHUT, ABOUT 1495]
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 12,500 GBP
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12
Anianus
COMPUTUS CUM COMMENTO. [BASEL: LIENHART YSENHUT, ABOUT 1495]
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 12,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Anianus
COMPUTUS CUM COMMENTO. [BASEL: LIENHART YSENHUT, ABOUT 1495]
4to (188 x 127mm.), 39 leaves (of 40, without final blank), a-e8, 33-35 lines, 3- to 6-line initial spaces (some supplied in brown ink), woodcut illustrations (some full-page with typographic captions), modern red crushed red morocco gilt, modern folding box, a few leaves strengthened in gutter, occasional light staining
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Provenance

bought from Jeffrey D. Mancevice, Worcester, MA, 1986

Literature

Tomash & Williams A78; ISTC ia00734000; Smith, Le Comput manuel de Magister Anianus 5; Zinner 384

Catalogue Note

Plausibly the fifth edition (see lot 11 for the 1488/1489 Lyon edition). The text contains various verses to help remember various aspects of the calendar, including, on b8v, the Latin original of "Thirty days hath September". The woodcuts of hands in this edition are more finely engraved, as befitting Ysenhut's background as a wood-engraver.

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