¶ St. Augustine — De civitate dei (1467)

June 14, 2014

1467, 15th cent.

Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo [Saint Augustinus]. De civitate dei. [Subiaco: Conradus Sweynheym and Arnoldus Pannartz], 12 June 1467.

Bound into the volume is a vellum leaf from the Ashendene Press Inferno, which uses a typeface based on that of this book. With a bibliographical note by Cockerell, at the end of which is written in another hand (probably Tomkinson’s): “Mr Cockerell tells me this book was greatly esteemed by Mr Morris— Mr Hornby has a fount of type copied from this & an example is here on vellum—”

Provenance: Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 142 (sold to Tregaskis for £77). — Michael Tomkinson. — Tomkinson sale, Sotheby, 3 April and 3 July 1922. —Charles William Dyson Perrins. — Dyson Perrins sale, Sotheby, 17 June 1946, lot 29. — Quaritch 100th anniversary catalogue (1947), no. 13 (£1,900). — Arci Bianchi. — Frank V. De Bellis. — Bridwell Library, Southern Methodist University (06054) [purchased from from De Bellis, 1962].

Reference: ISTC (ia01230000).

Digital version: Internet Archive.


Photo credit: Bridwell Library, Southern Methodist University.

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