ILLUSTRIUM IMAGINES, INCORPORATING AN ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF NOTA BY ROBERTO WEISS; ACCOMPANIED BY A LEAF FROM THE FIRST ILLUSTRATED NUMISMATIC BOOK. Roberto Weiss.
A LEAF BOOK

ILLUSTRIUM IMAGINES, INCORPORATING AN ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF NOTA BY ROBERTO WEISS; ACCOMPANIED BY A LEAF FROM THE FIRST ILLUSTRATED NUMISMATIC BOOK.

(Leaf Book).
  • Crestline, CA: George Frederick Kolbe, 2001.
  • 8vo.
  • cloth with leather spine label
  • 35, (9) pages
  • ISBN: 0934352054

Price: $125.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 62315

Limited to an edition of 150 copies printed at the Bird & Bull Press on Arches mouldmade paper (Leaf Book - Chalmers 224; Berger 45). The first English translation of the essay "Nota," by the late Renaissance scholar, Roberto Weiss, provides both understanding and appreciation of the importance of the very first illustrated numismatic book, Illustrium Imagines which made its appearance in 1517. An original leaf from the Illustrium is mounted and bound into this volume. A black and white illustration, "Images of the Illustrious," done in the manner of an ancient Roman coin, was created by wood engraver, Wesley W. Bates. Bookplate on front pastedown. Prospectus loosely inserted. Fine condition.

DISBOUND & DISPERSED #46 (in the "Exposition") and #224 in the checklist.