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[Sale Catalogue of] The Parsons Fragment of Italian Prototypography

( Leiden Christi )

The Property of the Grandchildren of the Hon. Edward Alexander Parsons. 23 November 1998. Sale Code: BLUNDELL-6055.

FIRST BOOK PRINTED IN ITALY

Published: Christie's, 1998

Stock code: 136

Price: £22.00

The Parsons fragment of the Leiden Christi [c.1462-63?] is unique. It is the only known example of the FIRST BOOK PRINTED IN ITALY, as well as being the FIRST BOOK PRINTED IN ITALIAN, and employing a UNIQUE TYPE FOUNT.