Title: Saint Ambrosius. Opera, 1506. Volume 1 of 3. Contemporary Wooden Boards
Author: Saint Ambrosius; Johann Amerbach
Publisher: Basel, Johann Petri
Condition: Very Good
A scarce, early 16th century edition of the complete works of Saint Ambrosius, edited by Johann Amerbach being a re-issue of Amerbach's folio edition of 1492, and containing a large title woodcut. This is the first of three volumes. There are scattered annotations throughout, mainly to the margins.
This volume bears the provenance and stamp of the Bundesdenkmalamt, or the Federal Monuments Authority of Austria. Between 1920-1934, they would use the stamp with the inscription "Bundesdenkmalamt Wien", on objects for which an export license was granted.
The volume is present in an early and impressive binding, with wooden boards, and rebacked, though preserving portions of the early tooled calf.
USTC records 23 existing copies of this edition in libraries.
One volume in quarto, 285 leaves
This volume is in very good shape, with some minor rubbing and wear to the binding, heavier to the spine where two cords are exposed. There are two small wormholes to the lower margin of the final leaf. There is minor, scattered staining throughout.