Petrus de Natalibus. Catalogus sanctorum et gestorum eorum ex diversis voluminibus collectis [...].

Strasbourg, Martin Flach, 1513.

Folio (222 x 320 mm). (4), 253 ff. Title page printed in red and black. With woodcut title border (birds and grapes) by Hans Wechtlin and page-sized woodcut by Urs Graf at the end of preliminary matter. Contemp. blindstamped pigskin. Two clasps.


Early edition of this influential collection of Lives of the Saints, first published in Vicenza in 1493. "A very valuable work with a wide circulation. In his arrangement of the various lives he follows the calendar of the Church. The collection [...] went through many editions, the last of which (the eighth) appeared in Venice, 1616" (Cath. Encyclopedia, s.v.). Fine Strasbourg print; Urs Graf's splendid woodcut shows the Ascension of the Christ.

Binding rather severely rubbed. Some worming to beginning and end; occasional brown- and waterstaining. Late 16th-c. ms. ownership and large engr. bookplate to front pastedown.

VD 16, P 1881. BM-STC German 644. Adams N 45. Ritter 1856.

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