Page border with four separate strips, with dancing peasants and ornaments; at upper border thistle-motives and a cat's head at r; the side strips are filled with candelabra-motives and a Roman medaillon at top, and sartyrs below; the lower section, placed between the side borders, contains dancing men and women; the lower section was first used in Andrea Alciati, Paradoxorum ..., Basel, A. Cratander, February 1523 (2°); the border in this form was used at the beginning of Matthew's gospel in an unidentified edition of  Theophylactus Archiepiscopus Bulgariae, In quatuor Evangelia enarrationes, Ioanne Oecolampadio interprete, Basel, A. Cratander, March 1524, 1525 or 1527 (2°),  page a2; at centre the initial Q; with stains.  1523 Metalcut and letterpress

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1874,0711.1815

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Page border with four separate strips, with dancing peasants and ornaments; at upper border thistle-motives and a cat's head at r; the side strips are filled with candelabra-motives and a Roman medaillon at top, and sartyrs below; the lower section, placed between the side borders, contains dancing men and women; the lower section was first used in Andrea Alciati, Paradoxorum ..., Basel, A. Cratander, February 1523 (2°); the border in this form was used at the beginning of Matthew's gospel in an unidentified edition of Theophylactus Archiepiscopus Bulgariae, In quatuor Evangelia enarrationes, Ioanne Oecolampadio interprete, Basel, A. Cratander, March 1524, 1525 or 1527 (2°), page a2; at centre the initial Q; with stains. 1523 Metalcut and letterpress

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