ONLY THE THIRD MENTION OF GUTENBERG AS THE INVENTOR OF PRINTING
EUSEBIUS OF CAESAREA. Chronicon. Venice, 1483.
Expanded second edition of "the ancient world's first systematic history," first published circa 1475-76, here enlarged to cover the years 1449-81, which includes a mention of Gutenberg as the inventor of printing for only the third time in print. A desirable copy of this scarce and finely printed incunable, with excellent early rubrication in blue and red throughout, two large and 14 smaller woodcut initials of varying sizes, all finely hand-colored, and a lovely freehand "Laus Deo" in red and blue ink on the colophon. $23,000.