Liber de Scriptoribus Ecclesiasticis.
148 leaves, including the final blank), Roman letter (except for the two-line title in gothic type), 51 lines & headline, capital spaces with guide letters. Folio (290 x 188 mm.), late 17th-cent. panelled English speckled calf (rebacked with the orig. spine laid-down, minor staining to a few leaves in blank upper margins). Basel: J. Amerbach, 1494.
First edition of the “first bibliography to be compiled as a practical work of reference.”–Grolier Club, Bibliography, 7.
Tritheim (1462-1516), one of the leading polymaths of his age, was appointed the 25th abbot of the monastery at Sponheim in 1483. “One of the first... More