INCUNABLES
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"Incunabula" is the special name given to European books printed from movable type before 1 January 1501 — that is, before the end of Gutenberg's own century. The name comes from the ancient Latin word for "baby clothes" or the medieval Latin one for "things of the cradle" and is often Englished as "incunables."  The printing centers of the New World had their own similarly revered infancy periods, of course, starting for example in 1539 for Mexico, 1639 for what is now the U.S., 1660 for Guatemala, and 1766 for Argentina. By extension, American imprints of these periods are sometimes called " New World Incunables" and they occasionally appear below among their elder, European brothers and sisters.

It Looks LikeWhat an Incunable is SUPPOSED to Look Like
Antoninus, Saint, Archbishop of Florence.  Summa theologica. [colophon: Argentina {i.e., [Strassburg}: Johannem {Reinhard} Grüninger, 1496]. Folio (32.5 cm; 12.5"). Vols. I & II (in one volume) of V. I: [173 of 174] ff. (lacking first leaf of vol. 1); [225 of 226] ff. (without the final blank].
$8000.00
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Much Marginalia & Interlinear NotesA PMM Incunable Title
Augustinus Aurelius (St. Augustine, of Hippo).  Augustinus De ciuitate Dei cum commento. [Freiburg im Breisgau : Kilianus Piscator (Fischer), 1494]. Folio in 6s (30.5 cm, 12"). [256] ff.
$18,750.00
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Paris-PrintedFrench & Latin INCUNABLE Book of Hours
withMulti-Element Metal-Cut Borders
 
Catholic Church.  Horae ad usum Romanum. Paris: J[ohann] P[hilippi de Cruzenach], for Thielman Kerver, 1497 (27 June). 8vo (16 cm, 6.25"). [83 of 92] ff. (lacks a1, a7, b1-2, d8, e4-5, l4-5).
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Medieval Literature, Famous Sources, Accounts of Chess TOO!
Gesta Rhomanorum cu[m] applicatio[n]ib[us] moralisatis ac misticis.   [Strasbourg]: [Printer of the 1483 Jordanus de Quedlinburg (i.e., Georg Husner)], 1499. Folio (27.5 cm, 10.75"). [8], XCIII, [1] ff. (the last leaf blank and missing here) .
$8750.00
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Wondrous Happenings inSixth Century Italy
Gregorius I, Pont. Max. (Gregory I, pope).  Dialogorum libri quattuor. [colophon: Venetiis: per Hieronymus de Paganinis,1492]. Small 4to (19.5 cm; 7.625"). [79 of 80] ff., lacks final blank leaf.
$3500.00
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An English Incunable LeafWynkyn de Worde, 1498
Jacobus de Voragine.   Golden legend [single leaf].  [Westmynster: Wynkyn de Worde, 1498]. Chancery folio (27.3 x 19.5 cm; 10.75" x 7.675"). [1] f.
$1650.00
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A BALLI-Printed Broadside — Mexico, 1590
Notarial form.  Carta de poder. [Mexico: Pedro Balli, before 14 September 1590]. Folio. [1] f.
$1875.00
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– SAVONAROLA –

A Florentine Incunable Savonarola Put Forth
in theVernacular Italian
Savonarola, Girolamo.  [drop-title] Proemio di frate Hieromymo da Ferrara dellordine de p[re]dicatori nella expositio[n]e del psalmo lxxviiii. Tradocto in lingua fiorentina da uno suo familiare. [colophon: Firenze: apresso a sancta Maria maggiore {i.e. Lorenzo Morgiani and Johannes Petri}, 8 June 1496]. Small 4to (21.5 cm; 8.5"). [8] ff.
$10,000.00
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Florence & RomeWILL Be Punished
Savonarola, Girolamo, pseudo.  [drop-title]  Expositione sopra el psalmo Verba mea.  [Florence: Printer of Pseudo-Savonarola, 'Esposizione sopra il salmo Verba mea', 1500?]. Small 4to (19.6 cm; 7.75"). [8] ff.
$8895.00
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Bird & Bull PressIncunables STUDIED HERE
Schulz, Ernst.  The study of incunables: Problems and aims. Philadelphia: The Philobiblon Club, 1977. 8vo (24 cm; 9.25"). vii, 28, [1 (colophon)] pp.
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