(Johann Froben: Basel, 1491. Item #91-368
6.5 x 4.5", 16th century pigskin over beveled wooden boards, spine w/later gold tooling & red morocco label; metal clasps with leather straps (one broken), 494 leaves (of 496 -- missing two blanks) double-col, 56 lines with headline, rubricated throughout with capital initials in red, covers stained & browned, later end papers chipping, ink notes, old vellum page affixed to inside rear cover, in leather box. Froben's first box with printed date and signature. He was soon to become the pre-eminent printer of the early 16th century. This is one of the earliest editions with reverences to parallel passages throughout the book.