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GRITSCH, Conradus (not after 1409-1475)
[Nuremberg]: Anton Koberger, 1479. Royal folio (414 x 284 mm). Collation as in BMC & GW. 246 leaves, unfoliated, including first and final blanks. 51 lines and headline, double column. Gothic types 4:160 (headings and headlines), 3:110a (text). Initial spaces. Fine large opening initial supplied in pink with foliate modelling, green filigree geometric infill and leafy extensions; rubricated in red with four-line Lombard pearled initials, some with flourishes, capital strokes and underlinings; small marginal section numbers supplied by the rrubricator. A large copy, preserving numerous deckle edges and many contemporary manuscript quire signatures in red ink. Fine condition (a few wormholes at end). Binding: contemporary Austrian blind-stamped white alum-tawed, skin, now faded to a tan color except where protected by the now missing metal furniture and title label, over wooden boards, from the cloister bindery of the Lambach Benedictines, sewn on four double sewing supports plus single supports (Kapitalbünde) at head and tail, the spine leather extending over the Kapitalbünde with perforated tabbed caps, an early textile ribbon bookmark knotted through one of the holes in the top extension, sides panelled with fillets, outer borders containing repeated impressions of small angled stick tools, large central panel with intersecting diagonal double fillets forming a saltire design, the interstices decorated with several tools including a rosette, palmette, quatrefoil, Ranke and star tool, evidence of removed center- and corner-pieces on both covers and of a parchment title labe … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Musinsky Rare Books, Inc.
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