“Title page to the fourth part of Titus Livius’ ‘Römischen Historien’”, c1533, from the German edition published in 1533 (as numbered in plate [MDXIII]) by Johannes Schoeffer (c1475–1531) in Mainz, and translated from Latin by Bernhard Schöfferlin (c1436–1501) and Ivo Wittich (1456–1507) with contributions (as written in the letterpress text) by Nicolaus Carbach (aka Nicolaum Carbachium) (1485–c1534) and Jakob Micyllus (aka Jacobum Micyllum) (1503–1558).
Archive.org offers an online view of an edition of this publication from 1538: https://archive.org/details/gri_33125011080492/page/n1/mode/2up.
Woodcut panels on fine laid paper with letterpress text.
Size: (sheet) 26 x 16.9 cm; (image borderline) 23.2 x 14.7 cm.
Lettered in plate with letterpress Fractur text (my apologies for errors): (centre) “Das vieyl/ der Römischen historien / auß fünff büchern Titi Liuij im̃ la/ tein newlich erfunden/ vnd im̃ M./ D.xxxiii. jar verteutscht /zwey/ durch Nicolaum Carbachi[-]/ um/ die ander drei durch/ Jacobum Mi[-]/ cyllum.” (The fourth part of the Roman histories from five books Titi Livii recently invented in Latin and in M.D.xxxiii. jar translates two by Nicolaum Carbachium the other three by Jacobum Micyllum.)
Condition: well-printed impressions of the abutted woodcut panels and letterpress text. The sheet is in a near pristine condition for its considerable age with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, significant stains, foxing or signs of use.
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