Venice: Bernadinus de Benallis, 1486. Disbound. This leaf measures 8.5" x 12.25". It comes with a 1926 T. F. I. descriptive card that reads: "A rare example of incunabula, supplementing all previous works of the kind and anticipating the well-known Nuremburg Chronicle. As its name implies, the Chronicarum Supplemtum describes the world's major alleged events in the history of the earth since creation. First issued in 1483, this extremely popular 'outline of history' ran into many editions during the ensuing century. The early edition from which this example is taken, now exceedingly scarce, is properly held in high esteem by all collectors. The small gothic type . . . gives a fine massed effect, which is perhaps the most outstanding feature of all early printed books." - T. F. I., 1926. Very good. Item #008939
Provenance: Hans G. Goedicke Estate. Probably from "Pages from the past. Original leaves from rare books and manuscripts. Portfolio set I-IV." (See "Disbound and Dispersed," 131) T.F.I. (The Foliophiles Incorporated) or the Society of Foliophiles was an organization established by New York book dealer George M. L. Brown that compiled and issued 'leaf' books, i.e., portfolios of leaves removed from manuscripts, incunabula, and other early printed books.