Item #08400 Elucidarius scriptuarum. Heinrich Jerung.

Elucidarius scriptuarum.

Nürnberg, Friedrich Creussner 1476.

Folio (409 x 280 mm.). [ii], [404], [2 blank]p. Gothic type, double-column. RUBRICATED THROUGHOUT, leading majuscules stroked in yellow.

English gilt red morocco (c. 1820) decorated with floral and geometric rolls (rubbed, minor scuffs), spine gilt with rolls of birds, scallops and thistles, gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt over red.

ONLY EDITION of this imposing posthumously published humanist Bible dictionary, compiled by the mid-15th-century Nürnberg theologian. The roughly 6300 entries give definitions, etymologies and citations to the Bible, and often to Ovid, Juvenal, Virgil and Lucan. I have traced two examples at auction in the past half century. A large copy in fine condition (two pages dusty, short split in one lower margin, four neat blank marginal repairs, fore-edge tabs removed), dozens of uncut margins.
¶ISTC ij00219000; Goff J-219.

Item #08400

Price: $38,000.00