Venice: Erhard Ratdolt, 1481. Leaf. Single folio leaf, 7½ by nearly 11 inches, printed on both sides. Rubricated. One tiny wormhole in text else a fine copy.
The Fasciculus Temporum is considered the first printed world history. Rolevinck, a Carthusian monk,organized the entries and dated them first from the creation of the world, and also, upside down, in the year before the birth of Christ. This example discusses Darius, Plato and Aristotle on the obverse and Alexander on the reverse. Fine. Item #19385