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Scrutinium scripturarum.
[Strassburg: Johann Mentelin, not after May 1470]. Chancery folio (289 x 209 mm). Collation: [a-b10 c12 d-k10 l8 m-r10 s12 sz10 t-v10 x6]. 217 (of 218) leaves, unfoliated, blank leaf g10 removed, blank leaves x5-6 preserved. manuscript quiring largely preserved, in two series, in red ink, possibly by the rubricator, and in brown ink at extreme outer corners of sheets; signed to fifth leaf of each quire. 39 lines. Type 5:92B. Eight-, six-, and three-line initial spaces. Rubricated in red (a few initials with additional strokes in blue): Lombard initials, opening initials with reserved floral or abstract decoration, a few with extensions; paragraph marks, capital strokes and underlinings. Many deckle edges preserved. Pinholes visible at center of upper and lower margins. Watermark: gothic minuscule P topped with four-petalled fleuron (chainlines 39mm., mark 79 x 20 mm.) A few ink impressions of bearer type(?) within initial spaces (e.g., fols. sz9v, t2r). Condition: several wormholes in first three quires, a few wormholes in last three quires, a few mostly marginal wormholes elsewhere, tiny hole in fol. m3, apparently from a correction on verso, fol. o2 with short closed marginal tear, very occasional light finger-soiling, but a large, fresh, unsophisticated copy. Binding: contemporary blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, covers paneled with parallel fillets, a small, unidentified armorial stamp in each of the four outer compartments (party per chevron, star at upper left), central panel with 5 pairs of intersecting diagonal fillets forming a saltire pattern, the compartment … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Musinsky Rare Books [USA]

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