Bessarion, "Epistolae et orationes," Paris, 1471, showing
                        variant state of folio 1, line 6.

The First Twenty-five Years of Printing, 1455-1480: An Exhibition

BESSARION (Cardinal). [Epistolae et orationes.Paris: Friburger, Gering, and Crantz, April 1471.]

Folio 1: Reuerendo & doctissimo patri magistro guilielmo ficheti . . . Bessario episcopus sabinensis cardinalis, patriarcha constantino-politanus nicenus; [sic]. . . . ("Letters and orations" on the war with the Turks with preface addressed to Guillaume Fichet.) 40 leaves, including the terminal blank; without the two preliminary leaves of manuscript or printed presentation found in some copies. Roman type, 23 lines to the page; the translated oration of Demosthenes partly in broken measure, with printed textual insertions at the right. Illuminated initial on folio 1 verso, other initials and paragraph marks in red or blue; printed initials heightened in yellow, now faded. Manuscript correction in text. Small 4to, folded in tens, 19th-century morocco, gilt edges, by P. Lefebvre. Leaves measure 205 x 139 mm. Folio 1 soiled, folios 1 and 2 with marginal repairs. With Richard Heber's book stamp and the signature and bookplate of J. T. Hand; a name on verso of terminal blank. (See illustration.)

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Bessarion, "Epistolae et orationes," Paris, 1471, showing variant state of folio 1, line 6.

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