Erasmushaus / Haus der Bücher (Basel)
[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 924] Alte Drucke : Early printing : with an index of places and subjects in English and German
Basel, Erasmushaus, 2007
(21 cm), 307 (5) pp., illustrations. 435 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - A catalogue of “435 books printed before 1646, no mean achievement these days. Among them were another fête book, Albicante Trattato del intrar in Milano di Carlo V 1541 (CHF48,000), the 1478 Sorg Alexander in contemporary blind-stamped calf (CHF192,000), and a coloured Bock Kreutterbuch 1577 (CHF78,000) with Brunschwig Liber pestilentialis 1500 (CHF150,000). There was a second edition of Copernicus (CHF170,000), and a long run of Erasmus, with first German Moriae encomium 1534… An interesting curiosity was a pair of arabesque woodcut book-wrappers on saffron-dyed but unwatermarked paper, apparently printed at Augsburg in 1482 and if so the oldest such survival” (from a notice in The Book Collector, Summer 2007, p.254). ¶ Good, unmarked copy.