1502 Original Incunabula leaf Virgil Georgics, Manuscript additions

£22.00

SUPERB INCUNABULA LEAF WITH WOODCUT INITIALS

17.2 x 15.8 cm

Superb leaf from one of the great German books of the Renaissance, and the masterpiece of the artist known as the Late Master of the Grüninger Workshop. Sebastian Brant was commissioned by the publisher to edit the work and based his commentary on that of Cristoforo Landino, adding several poems not in earlier editions of Virgil.

VERGILIUS MARO, Publius (70-19 B.C.). Opera. Edited by Sebastian Brant. Strassburg: Johannes Grüninger, 1502.