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Of particular interest is a reference to the invention of printing (in 1454) on the verso of Folio 64.

8) 359J  Werner Rolewinck    1425-1502

Fasciculus temporu[m] omnes antiquo[rum] chronicas strictim complectens felici numine incipit. Prologus.

Venice : Erhard Ratdolt, 8 Sept. 1485              $16,000

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Folio (275 x 195 mm).  [A]8 [a-g]8 [h]10   75 leaves  without signatures or page numbers (9 DSCN0197leaves, 1-66 foliated ), 3 columns in table, 59 lines and foliation, gothic letter, 2 large ornamental initials, 59 woodcuts, one full-page, woodcut diagrams. This  copy is nicely bound in modern quarter vellum.

As the fifth and last Venetian edition, and fourth Ratdolt edition it is the most complete edition of Rolewinck’s chronological history of the world. The chronology follows a double time-line, measuring time from both the Creation and the birth of Christ to the death of the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II commonly known…

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