Title: Fasciculus Temporum en Francois, 1505
Author: Werner Rolewinck; Pierre Farget
Publisher: Paris, Nicolas du Pré pour Jean Petit
An extremely scarce early 16th century edition of Carthusian monk and historian Rolewinck’s famous universal chronicle, from the creation of the world to the late 15th century.
The text is printed in a gothic font, enhanced with numerous timelines and geographical schematic figures, as well as 24 in-text woodcuts depicting various cities and religious scenes, and one half-page woodcut of Christ Pantocrator.
This volume has been bound in contemporary blind stamped leather, the covers decorated with roll-stamps and fillets.
The title page is lacking.
Worldcat records four existing copies of this edition in libraries.
One blind-stamped volume in folio, 97 of 98 leaves
This volume is in good shape, with rubbing and wear to the binding, with parts of the boards and corners repaired and restored. The flyleaves have been renewed. There is some marginal worming, and a tear to the inner margin of folio 5. There is some damp staining throughout, mostly to the lower inner margins, and strong ink staining to leaves n1 and n2.