Elucidarius scriptuarum.

Nürnberg, Friedrich Creussner, 1476. Folio (409 x 280 mm.). [i], [202], [1 blank] leaves. Gothic type (110), double-column, 48 lines per page, rubricated throughout, leading majuscules stroked in yellow. Gilt English red morocco (c. 1820, rubbed, a couple of minor scuffs), panels framed by floral & geometric rolls, spine compartments with corner & center decoration, a scallop & thistle roll at the crown & a bird roll at the base, gilt lettered title, place & date, gilt ruled turn-ins, all edges gilt over red. Only Edition of this imposing posthumously published Bible dictionary, compiled by the mid-15th-century Nürnberg theologian. The roughly 6300 entries give definitions, etymologies and citations to the words’ appearances in the Bible and, often, in Ovid, Juvenal, Virgil and Lucan. I have traced two examples at international 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 upper, outer and lower margins uncut.Stegmüller, Rep. biblicum medii aevi 3182; Goff J-219 (3 libraries); Bod-inc J-095 (403 x 272 mm. in its first binding); ISTC ij00219000. Item #8400

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