KOBERGER PSALTER. Psalterium beati Brunonis episcopi herbipolensis. Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 1494.<BR />
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KOBERGER PSALTER. Psalterium beati Brunonis episcopi herbipolensis. Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 1494.
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KOBERGER PSALTER.
Psalterium beati Brunonis episcopi herbipolensis. Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 1494.
4to (220 x 171 mm). 174 leaves: a-x8 y4. 44 lines with 54-line commentary surrounds. Commentary of Saint Bruno, Bishop of Würzburg. Period rubrication throughout. Early vellum, manuscript spine label, yapp edges, ties perished. Some pale staining at ends, final gathering loosening, final leaf with lower margin reinforced, tiny wormhole on first two leaves (title with old repair in blank area, a2 wormhole just catching headline), mild soiling to vellum.

FIFTH AND FINAL INCUNABLE BRUNO EDITION. Saint Bruno, Bishop of Würzburg, also known as Bruno of Carinthia, was a Greek and Hebrew scholar of great renown, and served as Imperial chancellor of Italy from 1027 to 1034 for Conrad II, Holy Roman Emperor. His commentaries on the Psalms, printed here, are his only complete surviving work, though so well-written were they that they were taught at most of the Monasteries and Seminaries across Europe from before his death right into the 19th century. Goff P-1050; Hain-Copinger 4012.
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