Fragment of Apocalypsis Sancti Johannis
- Fragment of Apocalypsis Sancti Johannis
- Title (alt.):
Apocalypsis Sancti Johannis
- Title (uniform):
Bible. Revelation (block book) Latin. Selections. 1470
Block books (Printing)
Boston Public Library
Rare Books Department
- Collection (local):
Incunabula (Collection of Distinction)
-  leaves : ill. ; 28 cm (fol.)
No known copyright restrictions.
No known restrictions on use.
- Notes (citation):
Catalogue of books printed in the XVth century now in the British Museum, vol. 1, p.3, IB.41
Schreiber, W.L. Manuel de l'amateur de la gravure sur bois et sur métal au XVe siécle, vol. 4, p. 160-216 (third group, ed. VI)
Title devised by cataloger.
Date and place of imprint from BM XVth century.
A fragment of a block book depicting the Apocalypse of St. John printed with blocks manufactured in Germany ca. 1470. The two leaves, signed K and P, are the 20th and 29th leaves, respectively, of a book that originally contained 25 sheets (50 leaves), printed in brown ink on one side only. This two-leaf fragment belongs to what W.L. Schreiber described as the third group, edition VI. Both leaves are hand-colored with contemporary pigments.
- Notes (object):
Present in the lower margin of leaf K is the beginning of an alphabet (erased) in an early hand and the letters "ff." The sheet is unwatermarked. The lower portion of leaf P is torn and shows an early repair. Present on the verso of the leaf is an early ink tracing of the image on the opposite side. Leaf P is printed on a sheet watermarked with the letter P.
Each leaf individually housed in a mat board measuring 51 x 38 cm.
- Call #:
RARE BKS Q.405.187 pb