Splendidly illustrated Life of Saint Wolfgang, 1516

The book at hand consists of the first Latin edition of 'The Life of Saint Wolfgang' ('Vita divi Wolfgangi praesulis eximij'), preceded by 'Gesta romanorum. – Ex Gestis romanorum hystorie notabiles collecte de vicijs virtutibusque tractantes cum applicationibus moralisatis & mysticis', a popular Latin collection of moral tales. This book is very rare. No other copy has been recorded in commerce throughout the 20th century.
Early printed book.
286 x 203 mm. – Part I: 71 leaves with 52 full-page woodcut illustrations, part II: 152 leaves, with woodcut printer’s device on title.



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