Lycosthenes [Conrad Wolffhart]
Omens and Portents on LEAF from Prodigiorum Ac Ostentorum Chronicon.
Basel, Henricpeteri, 1557.
27.7 x 18.2 cm/ 10.5 x 7 inches.
Leaf with hand colored woodcuts, recto and verso.
Superb ORIGINAL leaf from Lycosthenes' outstanding and extremely scarce Book of Omens and Portents. It is one of the most unusual and beautifully illustrated books of the Renaissance. It is the most exhaustive early work illustrating medieval superstition.
A very interesting and attractive leaf! Please view images carefully for condition. Some creasing. Minor marginal tears neatly restored. Very attractive leaf.
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After owning retail bookshops in Lucerne and Interlaken in Switzerland, as well as a online sale business, I am delighted to be back in the United Kingdom.
Having studied at Oxford University in the early 1980s I was lucky enough to learn about the rare book trade by scuttling around the markets and sale houses of London at a time when it was still quite possible to discover "that find". Similarly I was able to hone my specialist interests in early photography, the history of science and Helvetica, something that I hope is still reflected in the items I offer.
The aim is to offer the rare, interesting, unusual, beautiful and strange. So at the very least we hope your visit to the site to be a rewarding and enlightening experience!