[BREVIARY.] [Colophon: Explicit liber hora[rum] canonica[rum] tam....]. 1478. 4to.
Lot 6002
[BREVIARY.] Breviarium argentinense. [Strassburg: Printer of Henricus Ariminensis (Georg Reyser?)], January 12, 1478.
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[BREVIARY.]
Breviarium argentinense. [Strassburg: Printer of Henricus Ariminensis (Georg Reyser?)], January 12, 1478. [300] leaves (only, of 802). Printed in two columns, in red and black, in two sizes of type. Rubricated with 2-line Lombardy initials in alternating blue and red, capital strokes in red. 4to (191 x 134 mm). Period blind-tooled calf, the covers paneled with triple blind fillets, the inner panel with interlocking circular bands, later gilt-stamping to spine. Paper flaw on fol. 4v affecting several letters, minor occasional toning/dampstaining, spine and corners worn, light abrasions to edges.

Rare incunable breviary, printed in red and black. It was commissioned by Rupert, Duke of Bavaria, Bishop of Strassburg. The printer was identified as Reyser by Ohly ("Georg Reysers Wirken in Strassburg und Wurzberg zum Problem des Druckers des Henricus Ariminensis," Gutenberg Jahrbuch 1956, pp 121ff). Of the 8 copies located by ISTC none are complete with all 9 parts; this example begins mid-part. No copies or fragments appear in the auction records. GW 5260.
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