Erhard Ratdolt (b. Augsburd 1442, d. 1528)

Werner Rolewinck: Fasciculus temporum [...]. Venice: Erhard Ratdolt 1484. Folio. [8] + 66 leaves. Two first leaves in facsimile with new colouring. Rubrics and initials with cont. red colouring throughout. Richly illustrated with woodcuts (incl. repeats and multiple-block scenes, genealogical diagrams, woodcut ornamental initials). A few annotations in old handwriting. Last leaf reinforced. Minor foxing to some leaves. Marginal ink annotations in old handwriting. Bound in a modern binding with old antiphonary leaf over veneer boards. In slipcase.

A 15th century ‘bestseller’, the Fasciculus temporum (“Little bundles of time”) was printed no fewer than 31 times before 1500 and was translated into French, German and Dutch.

Literature: Hain 6934.

Provenance: Samuel Mann, Berlin 1851, Nic. Neiindam's auction, 1962 #4201a and later Flemming Erik Pedersen (1931–2020).


Condition report on request. Please contact: books@bruun-rasmussen.dk


10,000–15,000 kr.


Price realised

13,000 kr.