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Date is exactly "1470"
De civitate dei, printed by the first printer in Venice, Johannes de Spira, and completed by his brother Vindelinus when Johannes died in 1470. This edition includes white-vine decorations painted over hand-stamped woodblock patterns.
The coat-of-arms on the first leaf of this book, accompanied by the monogram "IO," is believed to be that of Ioannes Simonetta (d. 1491). This book is a critique of pagan Greco-Roman theology that argues in favor of Hebrew scripture as the foundation…